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flO^TH CflROLilHA 

January, 1903 

J. R. B. HATHAWAY, Editor and 
Financial Agent, Edenton, N. C. J 6 ^ 

Vol. 3. 
No. J. 






Hon. H. G. Connor's Address at St. Philips Church 

in May, 1902 3 

Bath, North Carolina 20 

Locke's Fundamental Constitutions 27 

Petition of Gov. Phillip Ludwell 30 

Answer to Seth Sothell's Executors 82 

Gov. Thos. Harvey to Gov. Archdale 35 

Edward Hill's Commission, &c, 39 

The Culpepper Rebellion, 40 

Miscellaneous Items op Interest, 51 

Soldiers of the N. C. Continental Line, , 95 

Two Valuable Letters *04 

Tyrrell County Marriage Bonds 107 

The Commission of Christopher Gale and Others 114 

The EdentonTea Party _- 116 

Abstract of Conveyances " 125 

Miscellaneous Items 139 

Queries and Answers : 156 

Vol. III. 

JANUARY, J 903. 

No. 1, 




J. R. B. HATHAWAY, Editor and Financial Agent, 


; : 

Like leaves on trees the race of man is found, 

Now green in youth, now withering on the ground : 

Another race the following Spring supplies; 

They rise successive, and successive fall : 

So generations in their course decay ; 

So flourish these when those are passed away." 

—Pope's Translalvm Homer's Iliad. 






Signer to the Declaration of Independence. 

Born at Boston the 17th Day of June, 1742. 

Died and was buried at Hillsboro. N. C, October, 1790. 

Removed to Guilford Battle Ground, April 25, 1S94. 

Generously contributed by James Stevenson Hooper, a lineal descendant. 


Vol. III. 

January, 1003. 

No. 1. 



Delivered by Hon. H. G. Connor, of Wilson, N. G, at St. Phillips 
Church, in May 1902, on the occasion of the Annual Pilgrimage 
of the N. C. Society of Colonial Dames of America, to Old 

Madame President, Ladies of the Society of Colonial Dames, Ladies 
and Gentlemen: 

For your kind courtesy, by which I am permitted to participate 
hi these ceremonies, I beg to express my sincere thanks. The pleas- 
ure which I have is marred only by the consciousness that I am 
unable to discharge worthily the duty which I have assumed. 
The invitation so kindly suggested a personal compliment, coupled 
with a. delicate suggestion that in some measure it is appropriate 
that the privilege be extended to me that I could not have done other- 
wise than accept it. If your kindness be not requited as it merits, 
you must remember that it often happens the most gracious deeds 
may not be adequately rewarded because of the poverty of the recip- 
ient rather than from a lack of appreciation. Standing in this pres- 
ence and upon this spot, one richer than myself in power of expression 
and in knowledge of the deeds of your forefathers, might well 
feel abashed. When I remember that the story of the Cape Fear, 
its heroes and their brave deeds have enlisted the affectionate zeal, 
the scholarly pens, the eloquent words of Mr. George Davis, Col. 
Alfred M. Waddell, Dr. Edwin A. Alderman, Mr. James Sprunt, 
Mr. Eugene S. Martin, and others, I would be vain indeed, if I were 
not oppressed with a sense of my inability to speak as they have spok- 
en. Having undertaken the task, I shall rely upon the courteous con- 
sideration and generosity for which the men and women of this section 
are so justly famed, to shield me from harsh criticism ; let my effort 
be measured by the spirit which prompts, rather than by the manner 
in which -it- is performed. ... — «-■ ■-••'. 

That those always foremost in well-doing, worthily representing an 
ancestry of .noble men, should once in each year make a pilgrimage 
to this spot, commemorate the lives and services of the men who 



4 Hon. H. G. Connor's Addkess. 

builded these walls and worshipped in this venerable church, seems 
to me a most happy thought and a most appropriate act. With rev- 
erential devotion to their memories you "remove the mosses from 
their tombs" and erect monuments and tablets perpetuating your 
appreciation of their virtues and deeds. 

A reasonable, generous, loyal pride of ancestry, based upon a 
recognition of what one's ancestors were and what they did — one 
not "prompting to empty boasting, but quickening every generous 
impulse and stirring the purest ambition" — one, by which in the 
beautiful language of the preamble of your Constitution, "Successive 
generations are awakened to truer patriotism and aroused to nobler 
endeavor by the contemplation of their forefathers" — such a pride 
of ancestry develops, fosters and perpetuates the noblest attributes 
of character. Poor indeed are any people who have no pride in 
the past ; who think not upon the days of old ; who have no memories, 
no monuments ; who, caring naught for what has been, care little for 
'what will be. Bishop Stubbs wisely says : "The roots of the present 
lie. deep in the past, and nothing in the past is dead to the man 
who would learn how the present came to be what it is." 

There is danger that much of the finer, gentler, and therefore strong- 
er, qualities of our men and women will be lost in the rushing, bust- 
ling life of these days ; that in reaching forth for the material, the 
tangible things which minister to our present pleasures, we may lose 
the taste and desire for those things which minister to the higher, 
truer, finer parts of our nature. It is well, therefore, that at fit times 
and at appropriate places we tarry for a season to refresh our minds 
and hearts with a love and devotion for the past and its memories, 
to learn the lessons which they teach. May we not hope that in 
the days to come, when we shall have been gathered to our fathers, 
those who come after us may visit this spot, read what is recorded 
on this tablet and speak of what is done here this day as a memorial 
to us ? 

It has been wisely said that the home of a good, true man, the place 
where he has wrought his life work, from which he has gone in and 
out among his fellows, is a sacred spot, and to those of his own home 
and kindred, consecrated ground. So, in a larger sense, the spot upon 
which men have wrought good and brave deeds for the welfare of 
their State and Country, Where in counsel or conflict they have made 
or defended institutions and laws, establishing and preserving lib- 
erty, peace and happiness, should be set apart and marked by monu- 
ments and tablets. 

In the year 1855, that learned lawyer, elegant scholar and noble 
gentleman, Mr. George Davis, said, "The Cape Fear Country has 
never had a historian. Its public records are meagre and barren. 

Hon. H. G. Connor's Address. 5 

Its private records, once rich, and fruitful sources of history, 
have become mutilated and impaired by the division and emigration 
of families." The able and interesting address containing these 
words has inspired the men and women of Cape Fear to remove the 
reproach of which their distinguished citizen then complained. Loyal 
sons of the Cape Fear, aroused by his appeal, have done much to 
"pluck away the mosses which had gathered upon the tombs of their 
illustrious dead." The honored mayor of Wilmington, a loyal and 
talented descendent of the most illustrious of the patriots of 1766- 
1776, has set forth in "A Colonial Officer and His Times," the vir- 
tues, talents and services of Col. Hugh Waddell. 

Dr. Edwin A. Alderman, a gifted and distinguished native of the 
Cape Fear City, has, in his ''Life and Character of William Hooper" 
— ''The prophet of American Independence" — made a most valuable 
and instructive contribution to the history of men and times of Co- 
lonial Carolina. 

•In his "Life and Correspondence of James Iredell," Mr. Griffith 
J. McRee has written the best biography yet produced in this State. 

Mr. James Sprunt, one of your most patriotic, successul and 
scholarly citizens, has, in his "Notes of a Colonial Plantation," 
opened and developed a rich mine of historical material. 

The monumental work of that sturdy, liberty loving son of North 
Carolina, Col. William L. Saunders, by which, as Col. Waddell says, 
"He came beyond all comparison the best informed man upon our 
Colonial History that ever lived." contains a "Masterful presentation 
of the trials and struggles of our forefathers, and a glorious vindica- 
tion of them against the historical scavenegers who have sought to 
defame them." Col. Waddell. speaking in glowing, yet truthful 
eulogy of his friend and his work, says of the Colonial Records, "It 
is a great reservoir of facts, from which all must draw who would 
write accurately and truthfully the history of the first century of our 
colonization. It was done by a true and loving hand, under the in- 
spiration of a brave and loyal heart." 

In the long list of loyal sons who have loved and served North 
Carolina and contributed to her honor, glory and welfare, none more 
deserves grateful remembrance than Col. William L. Saunders. 

The "Historical Addresses" delivered on this spot, under the 
auspices of the Society of Colonial Dames, contain valuable data for 
the future historian. 

In the introduction to No. 1 of the "James Sprunt Historical 
Monographs," Dr. Kemp P. Battle says, "By the generosity of Mr. 
Sprunt of Wilmington, the University is enabled to begin a work 
which we are confident will be appreciated by the enlightened people 
of the State. "This is the periodical publication of monographs 

G Hon. H. G. Connor's Address. 

designed to elucidate the history of North Carolina." The publica- 
tions which have been prepared during the last year entitled "Great 
Events in North Carolina History" are charming in style and in- 
tensely interesting. 

The venerable and veteran editor and seer of the Albemarle, Col. 
R. B. Creecy, has given us in his delightful "Tales of a Grandfather" 
a valuable collection of memories, and pen pictures of the men of 
the past in the Albemarle Section, who have shed lustre upon that 
region so prolific of great men and stirring events in the Colonial 
period of our history. 

Dr. Bassett, Professor of History in Trinity College, is a most 
loving and zealous devotee to the study and writing of our early 
history. The "Archive" is filled with work of a high order of merit. 
I would not fail to recall the valuable work of Dr. Stephen B. Weeks 
in his chosen field of historical investigation. Mr. Marshall De- 
Lancey Haywood of Raleigh has given us some very valuable mono- 
■graphs and will soon complete and publish a history of the adminis- 
tration of Governor Tryon. 

Capt. Samuel A. Ashe, who in his untiring and unselfish devo- 
tion and service to the State, illustrates and perpetuates the virtues 
of a long line of distinguished ancestors, I am assured has in hand 
and will complete a history of North Carolina. That the work will 
be worthy of the State is assured by the established reputation of 
the author. 

Mr. Davis, in the address from which I have quoted, speaking of 
the purpose which inspired him, says, "My single desire is to awaken 
a new interest in her early history." If the wise and good, who 
rest from their labors, are permitted to have knowledge of the fruits 
of their service while here, we may be assured that the great, warm, 
loving heart of your departed citizen and friend is filled with joy 
that his labors to rescue the memory of his forefathers from forget- 
fulness were not in vain. 

The story of the social, and domestic, life of the men of the Cape 
Fear, of their liberal hospitality, their happy homes, elegant manners, 
rich and rare conversation, fertile lands, their marrying and giving 
in marriage has been most interestingly told by their descendants. 
Mr. Davis describes them as, "Gentlemen of birth and education, 
bred in the refinement of polished society, bringing with them ample 
fortunes, gentle manners and cultivated minds. Most of them 
united by ties of blood, and all by those of friendship, they came as, 
one household, sufficient unto themselves, and reared their family 
altars in peace and happiness." The Moores, Waddells and their 
associates were soon joined by men of note from all quarters, who 
came to swell their numbers. From Chowan came the distinguished 


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lawyer, Samuel Swann, and his brother; John Edward Mosely, the 
President of the Council, and his kinsman, young Alexander Lilling- 
ton; John Baptista Ashe and Cornelius Harnett, the elder. From 
Boston came William Hill, William Hooper, and General Thomas 
Clark ; from South Carolina, came Chief Justice Allen and William 
Dry, the elder ; from Ireland, Archibald MacLaine ; from Liverpool, 
the Eagles ; from London, the Quincies ; and here came John Rus- 
sell, and Robert Holton and Armand DeRossett, Col. Jones, Col. 
Merrick, the Claytons and Rutherfords, the Rices, the Rowans, the 
Watters and a host of others." The virtues, courage and loyalty of 
these men and their descendants at all periods of North Carolina 
history and in all departments of life and work have enriched the 
annals of the State. Whenever chartered rights were endangered 
by the assumption or abuse of power; whenever British aggression 
threatened the liberties of the people, they were the foremost to resist 
openly and forcibly. When new conditions demanded wise and safe 
counsel, these men were the wisest. When new political institu- 
tions resulting from new political conditions became necessary, these 
men were among the leaders in the work. When battles were to be 
fought, invaders repelled, succor to neighboring people to be ren- 
dered, the men of the Cape Fear were ready and prompt to discharge 
every duty. 

, Truly, Madame President and ladies of the Cape Fear, you and 
your sisters in other sections of the State have good cause to associate 
yourselves together to do honor to the virtues of your forefathers, and 
to encourage all who come under your influence to true patriotism, 
built upon the knowledge of the self-sacrifice and heroism»of the men 
of the colonies who laid the foundation of this great nation. 

I have thought it would be instructive and interesting to devote 
the half hour assigned me on your program to a study of the motives 
which moved and controlled the leaders in this section and their 
associated Colonists in Eastern Carolina in their struggle with the 
mother country which resulted in the revolution of 1776. 

That which gives interest and permanent value to the struggle of 
patriotic men against assumed or abused political power resulting 
in revolution, change of dynasty or of institutions, is its connection 
with and expression of fundamental principles and strong political 
convictions. There is but a transient interest in mere upheavals of 
men struggling for temporary supremacy. These are the results of 
factional divisions, having no rational course and no permanent in- 
terest. They are incident to all communities in their beginnings. 
Men devoted to the institutions and laws of their country, proud of 
its past, its military and civic glory, are, because of such devotion 
and loyalty, based upon an intelligent understanding of the laws 

8 Hon. H. G. Connor's Address. 

and their value, always most jealous of the slightest invasion of their 
rights. These are the men who are the first to enter and the last to 
abandon the contest. Such are the men whose deeds you axe here to 
celebrate and commemorate. It was because John Ashe and Hugh 
Waddell were men of this sort that where we now stand "was the scene 
of the first armed resistance of the Stamp Act in any American Col- 
ony." It was here that those citizen soldiers "defied the power of 
Great Britain" and prevented the landing of stamps from her ships 
of war November 28, 1765. They declared that they would resist 
the landing of stamps and would fire on any one attempting it. 

The first charter granted by Charles II to the Lords Proprietors 
of Carolina, among other provisions, contains these words, "And 
to the end the said province may be more rapidly increased by the 
multitude of people resorting thereto ****** "VVe do 
give and grant and by these presents as likewise all liberties, fran- 
chises, and privileges of this our kingdom of England and all other 
of our Dominion aforesaid and they may fully and widely have, 
possess and enjoy as our liege people, born within the same. * * * 
Any statute, act, ordinance or provision to the contrary notwithstand- 
ing." In the edition of 1854 of Bancroft's History (vol. 2, page 
159) we find these words, "Are there any who doubt man's capacity 
for self-government, let them study the history of Xorth Carolina." 
In the edition 1876, (vol. I, page 594) these words are omitted. 

This fact in no decree affects their truth. The controversies which 

disturbed the peace of the colony and filled the letters of the Royal 

Governors with complaints of the Colonists, resulted from misgovern- 

ment and unwarranted interference with the people's chartered rights. 

The second charter contained the same provisions. As a 
result, in 1766, when the British Parliament enacted the Stamp 
Act, the men of the Albemarle and of the Cape Fear well understood 
its significance and the issue presented to them. They then, as 
always, insisted that the "liberties, franchises and privileges of Eng- 
lishmen, claimed and enjoyed as a matter of right by our ancestors, be- 
longed to them,because they were inhabitants of Carolina, all of whom 
were guaranteed the rights of Englishmen by their charter. "In like 
manner as St. Paul boasted of the vantage he occupied by right of his 
Roman citizenship, so our ancestors claimed as inhabitants of Caro- 
lina they, too, occupied a. vantage ground peculiarly their own, and 
of which they could not be lawfully deprived without their consent." 

Resistance to the enforcement of the Stamp Act was based 
entirely upon the ground that it was an invasion of their charter, 
which secured to them the exclusive right to tax themselves. "Five 
times before the storm of revolution swept over the State, the self 
willed and power hating lawyers of North Carolina had anticipated 

Hon. H. G. Connor's Address. 9 

Bunker Hill and Lexington and their own Mecklenburg in their 
willingness to die in behalf of the abstract idea of local self govern- 
ment. Their motives were not commercial ; no ships rotted in their 
harbors ; they had no manufactures to languish, no carrying trade to 
be ruined. Their conduct was simply a pure and priceless demon- 
stration of the political genius and self governing passion of the 
Anglo Saxon race." It is this truth which gives to Carolina its 
absorbing and permanent interest. It is the further truth that at 
all times the same spirit, "the same political genius and self-govern- 
ing passion" has asserted itself. North Carolina, from the days of 
Ashe, Harvey, Waddell, Hewes, Iredell, Moore and their associates, 
to this hour has never entered into a contest in the field or the forum 
ignorant of the right to be defended or the wrong to be redressed. 
The crisis of 1766 passed by the repeal of the Stamp Act. No 
Stamps were landed or circulated on Xorth Carolina soil. "The issue 
was again presented in 1773-74." From that time to 1776 five 
provincial congresses called by her citizens met within the borders 
of the State. Unmoved by considerations of loss or gain, with 
British fleets hovering off her coasts, and sixteen hundred Tories 
gathering their clans for battle in her very heart, the men of North 
Carolina, with serene and patient wisdom, guided through the suc- 
cessive stage of self defense, rebellion, provisional government and 
statehood. There was haste a plenty, but no confusion, no anarchy, 
no lawlessness. No detail of administration escaped their notice. 
No adjustment of power to liberty remained unguarded. No ques- 
tion of human rights went undiscussed. With a clear concurrent 
purpose begotten of great fortitude and love, these fearless, practical, 
level-eyed men performed a civic duty and submitted their work 
to the "ratification of remote generations." 

The Colonists constantly maintained and adhered to two great 
cardinal principles ; First they relied upon the known and unchang- 
ing text of written law. "Our charter still subsists" was their slo- 
gan from start to finish, from the first royal governor to the last. 
Second, that whenever in their opinion speech was exhausted and 
force necessary, they hesitated not to use violence to enforce their 
chartered rights, and to prevent their infringement. 

The Legislature, which met on the 4th of December, 1773, ap- 
pointed a committee to gain the earliest intelligence of the proceed- 
ings in Parliamnt in regard to America, and to maintain correspon- 
dence with the other colonies. The Governor, foreseeing the result 
of a concert of action, determined to prevent North Carolina's being 
represented in any Colonial Congress that might be called.- The dep- 
uties to such bodies had always been elected by the -Legislatures; 
hence the Governor, that he might keep matters in his own hands, 

10 Hon. H. G. Connor's Address. 

dissolved the Assembly and determined that it should not assemble 
again until matters were in better shape. When this was communi- 
cated to John Harvey, then Speaker of the Assembly, he replied, 
"Then the people will convene one themselves." He conferred with 
Wiley Jones, at Halifax, and with Samuel Johnston and Colonel 
Buncombe, at the home of the latter in Tyrrell County. We find that 
on July 24, 1774, a general meeting of the inhabitants of Wilming- 
ton, in the Province of jSTorth Carolina, was held in the town of 
Wilmington. At this meeting, William Hooper presided. It was 
resolved, "That. Col. James Moore, John Ancrum, Fred Jones, Sam- 
uel Ashe, Robert Hogg, Robert Howe, Francis Clayton and Archibald 
McLaine should be advised to prepare a circular letter to the several 
counties of their province, expressive of the sense of the inhabitants 
of this district with respect to the several acts of Parliament lately 
made for the oppression of our sister colony of the Massachusetts Bay, 
for having exerted itself in defense of the constitutional rights of 

Other resolutions breathing the same spirit and setting forth their 
purposes were adopted. They were not content with mere expres- 
sion of sympathy, but showed forth their faith by their works and 
declared, "We consider the cause of the town of Boston as the com- 
mon cause of British America, and as suffering in defense of the 
colonies in general ; and that, therefore we have sent in proportion 
to our ability a supply of provisions for the indigent of that place." 
This committee at once prepared and sent to the freeholders of 
Craven County a letter enclosing the resolutions and inviting them to 
elect delegates to represent them at a Congress to be held on August 
20th. This letter concludes with these words, "We rely upon your 
sending an immediate answer to these our proposals, and wishing you 
success in all your efforts for the support of the Constitutional liber- 
ties of America." It is interesting to note that in every declaration 
made by these clear-minded, "level-headed" men, it is their "Constitu- 
tional liberties" they are defending. The freeholders of other Coun- 
ties met and adopted resolutions of a similar character. 

Governor Martin, on August 13th, issued a proclamation, in which 
he did "strictly require and enjoin on their allegiance all and every 
of his Majesty's subjects to forbear to attend at .any such illegal 
meetings." Two days afterwards the freeholders of Pitt County met 
and resolved "that John Simpson and Edward Cotton attend at a 
convention of this province." They were instructed to a "declaration 
of American rights." They declared, "It is the first law of British 
law and legislation that no man can be taxed but by his own consent or 
by his legal representatives." These men spoke as if they had learned 
the rights of Englishmen from him whose great name their county 

Hon. H. G. Connok's Address. 11 

bore. The freeholders of Johnston County on the same day met and 
declared, "That his -Majesty's subjects in America are entitled to 
the same rights and privileges that his subjects in the kingdom are," 
and "that it is repugnant to the rights of the people that any tax 
should be imposed on them without their consent or the consent of 
th^se who properly represent them." On the same day the freemen 
of Granville met and set forth the great fundamental political truth 
'"that by the civil compact subsisting between our king and his people, 
allegiance is the right of the first magistrate and protection the right 
of the people." They further resolved that "His Majesty's subjects 
living in America, have either by inheritance or by purchase — 
all and singular the rights, liberties and immunities claimed by their 
British ancestors, and entitled to /the privileges granted to them by 
their respective provincial charters; that the sole right to impose 
taxes upon the people of America is constitutionally vested in the 
representative provincial assemblies." As indicating the broad pa- 
triotic spirit which constrained these men and their determination to 
subordinate all things to the vindication and defense of their char- 
tered rights, we find them declaring, "that for the common good, 
every difference, division, party and faction and the cause thereof 
subside ; that peace, unanimity and concord subsist throughout this 

On the 25th day of August, 1774, the Council met at New Bern. 
The Governor's proclamation had been disregarded and he signified 
to the Board that "this day is appointed for the meeting of certain 
persons, called deputies from several counties and towns of the pro- 
vince at this place, and that many of them had come to town and he 
desired the advice of the Council whether he should take any further 
measures than those he had taken, when it was the unanimous opinion 
that no further steps could properly be taken at this juncture." It 
is evident that the Council better understood the temper of the people 
than did their royal Governor. The Convention met on the same 
day. Among the deputies were the most prominent-men of the 
Province. From Brunswick came Robert Howe ; from Craven, Rich- 
ard Cogdell ; from Chowan, Samuel Johnston ; from Chatham, Rich- 
ard Caswell ; from Duplin, James Kenan and William Dixon ; from 
Granville, Thomas Person ; from Halifax, Nicholas Long and Wil- 
liam Jones; from New Hanover, John Ashe and William Hooper; 
from Onslow, John Harvey; from New Bern, Abner Nash; from 
Edenton, Joseph Hewes. John Harvey was unanimously elected 
Moderator. On the 27th day of August the Convention set forth in 
a series of resolutions, its opinion and position upon the questions 
and conditions which had brought it into existence. These resolu- 
tions give prominence to two truths: First, "That we claim no more 


Hois". H. G. Coisrisro^s Address. 

rights than the rights of Englishmen without diminution or abridge- 
ment." Second, "That it -is of the very essence of the British Con- 
stitution that no subject shall be taxed without his own consent, 
freely given by himself, or by his legal representatives, " * * * 
and that any other than such is derogatory to the rights of a subject 
and a gross violation to the grand charter of our liberties." William 
Hooper, Joseph Hewes and Eichard Caswell were appointed depu- 
ties to attend the General Congress, to be held in Philadelphia. The 
resolutions were signed by the Moderator and each deputy. Provis- 
ion was made for convening the Congress by the Moderator, or, in 
the event of his death, by Samuel Johnston. 

Governor Martin, in his letter to the Earl of Dartmouth, says: 
"The first intimation I received, except from vague rumor, of the 
measures taken lately here was from the enclosed printed letter of a 
committee at Wilmington to the freeholders of Craven County." In 
this very interesting letter the irate Governor roundly scores his Coun- 
cil, for that although invited to reside at his house, and hold "them- 
selves abstracted from the Deputies" they mixed with the members 
of this "Cabal." He excepts Mr. President Hassell, who he says, 
acquitted himself like "a true and worthy man." He says that while 
he thinks Mr. Caswell "disapproves of these measures in his heart 
and undertakes this office purely for the sake of maintaining his pop- 
ularity * * * the Other two are professed champions of all pop- 
ular measures." Whatever foundation there may have been for 
Governor Martin's opinion that Mr. Caswell disapproved of these 
measures, we find that he "set out from the Red House, Sept 3d, 1774, 
for Philadelphia," and made an interesting "itinerary," reaching 
there on the 25th day of the month. He notes that at a banquet at 
the State House thirty-two toasts were drunk, setting them out in 
full. They are quite interesting as indicating the large capacity .of 
these patriots for enjoying the good things of life, and at the same 
time give expression to their political opinions and purposes. An- 
drew Miller, in a letter to Thomas Burke, Sept. 4th; 1774, says : "I 
fancy that I have seen a copy of the provincial resolves. I am told 
that they are drawn by Mr. Hooper." "It was resolved that a com- 
mittee of five persons be appointed in each county to accede to this 
Association, to take effectual care that these resolutions be properly 
observed, and to correspond occasionally with the provincial commit- 
tee." Pursuant to these resolutions, Committees of Safety were 
appointed by the several counties. 

At a meeting of the free holders in the Court House at Wilmington 
on November 23rd, 1774, they unanimously elected Cornelius Har- 
net, John Quince, Francis Clayton, William Hooper, Archibald Mc- 
Laine, John Roberson and James Walker. The record of the proceed- 


Hon. H. G. Connor's Address. 13 

ing of this committee gives us an accurate and graphic account of 
the state of mind, the patriotic purposes and the invincible determi- 
nation of the men of this section "to give an unanimous adhesion to 
the resolutions and advice of their representatives in the late General 

On January 21, 1775, the Committee assembled for the purpose 
of choosing a committee for the county to join and co-operate with the 
Committee of the town. They chose George M. Moore, John Ashe, 
Samuel Ashe, James Moore, Alexander Lillington, Timothy Blood- 
worth, John and Thomas Devane and others. At this time they 
decided to have stated monthly meetings. It clearly appears, that, 
although there existed in the Province an organized government with 
a Royal Governor at its head, the real power, recognized and obeyed, 
was in those Committees of Safety. 

It would be interesting to call your attention to their mode of pro- 
cedure and to the variety of subjects of which they took cognizance. 
A proposed horse race was at their suggestion abandoned, "as being 
subversive of the said association and a breach of the resolves of the 
General Assembly." Mr. William Hill, being addressed concerning 
the tea brought into port by the "Sally," answers, "The safety of 
the people is, or ought to be, the supreme law of the land. The gen- 
tlemen of the Committee will judge whether this law or an Act of 
Parliament should at this time operate in North Carolina." Mr. 
Mabson is notified that the Committee have resolved that "all slaves 
imported into this river since the first of December shall be reship- 
ped to the places where they came from as soon as possible." The 
merchants of Wilmington, masters of vessels and traders are notified 
if they have gunpowder on' hand they will cease to make sale thereof 
until informed by the Committee. Mr. Swann and Mr. Roberson 
made report to the Committee that all persons applied to had com- 
plied with the request,, except Mr. Burgwyn, whose answer "appears 
to be evasive." The Committee declared that Mr. Burgwyn 's answer 
was unsatisfactory and that he have notice of it Mr. Burgwyn, on 
the same day, assures the Committee that there is some misapprehen- 
sion in regard to the matter, "as surely it cannot be supposed that I 
intend any insult to a set of gentlemen for whom I have individually 
a high respect." He proceeds to assure them that at the time of 
the inquiry he did not know the quantity that he had and makes some 
reference to the fact that "a parti of the gun powder belongs to Mrs. 
Waddell." He concludes his letter, "I should be extremely sorry to act 
in any respect contrary to the true interest of my Country." Mr. 
Harnett, for the committee, assures Mr. Burgwyn that his answer is 
satisfactory. A meeting of the merchants and traders is declared to 
be necessary to prevent as far as possible any advantage being taken 


Hox. H. G. Connor's Address. 

of the present situation of the Province, with America in general 
rating goods higher than they were formerly sold at. Billiard tables 
and dancing in public houses were condemned as being repugnant to 
the resolves of the General Conference. The price of salt was regu- 
lated by the Committee. 

That theso patriotic gentlemen were not so deeply absorbed in 
the stirring events affecting the welfare of the Province as to neglect 
other concerns of this life is shown by an announcement in the 
"Gazette" of February 12th, 1775, that "Mr. Roger Moore, of Cape 
Fear was married to Miss Polly Nash, at Pembroke, the seat of 
Abner Nash, Esq." It is stated that "she is a most amiable young 
lady with a handsome fortune." 

John Harvey, Moderator, issues his proclamation to the respective 
counties and towns to elect delegates to represent them in a Conven- 
tion to assemble at New Bern on April 3rd. He gives as his reason 
for this that "the Assembly stands prorogued on the 27th of March." 
We now reach a time when the struggles of more than a century are 
to culminate, and the right of self government to be finally as- 
serted and maintained. 

On April 2nd, Governor Martin issued a proclamation reciting that 
in consequence of the advertisement issued and circulated by John 
Harvey, Moderator, sundry persons have been elected by "a small 
number of freeholders" to meet in Convention in the town of New 
Bern on this day; that the meeting of the said convention and the 
declared purposes thereof will be highly offensive to the King and 
dishonorable to the General Assembly, which is appointed to sit at 
this time for the dispatch of public business." He therefore exhorts 
all his Majesty's subjects to withdraw themselves from the same and 
to desist from all such illegal proceedings. A large number of those 
elected to the Convention were also members of the Assembly. The 
temper of these men is shown by the record which they made. It 
reads as follows : "At a general meeting of the delegates in this Pro- 
vince in Convention at New Bern the 3rd day of April, 1775, etc." 
Then follows a. list of the delegates present. Whereupon John Har- 
vey was unanimously elected Moderator. The conduct of Hooper, 
Howes and Caswell, delegates to the General Congress, is declared 
"in every' particular worthy of the trust imposed in them." The 
Moderator returned the thanks of the Convention to the delegates, 
to which they made an appropriate answer. • These gentlemen were 
again appointed delegates to the General Congress. To this Conven- 
tion the borough of Wilmington sent Cornelius Harnett, the county 
retaining Col. Ashe and Mr. Hooper; Orange sent Francis Nash; 
Onslow, Edward Sharkey ; Brunswick, Parker Quince. The Con- 
vention adjourned April 7th. On the 4th of April the Assembly 

Hon. H. G. Connor's Address. 


met in New Bern. John Harvey wafe unanimously elected Speaker. 
Thus was presented the very singular spectacle of a body of men 
designated by the Governor as a "Cabal" and as an "illegal Assem- 
bly," and the same men at the same time constituting a body ad- 
dressed by his Excellency as "Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the 

The address of Governor Martin is filled with denunciation of the 
Convention. The House in its answer says : "Far be it from us, Sir, 
even to prevent the operations of the Convention now held in New 
bern, or to agree with your Excellency in bestowing iipon them the 
injurious epithet of an illegal meeting. They are, Sir, the respec- 
table representatives of the people, appointed for a special and im- 
portant purpose." The Assembly concluded this important commun- 
ication to the Governor with an expression of warm attachment and 
heartfelt compassion for the deplorable state of the town of Boston, 
and a declaration of a fixed and determined purpose to unite with 
the other colonies in their effort to retain and hand down to posterity 
unimpaired those rights and liberties, which as British subjects they 
possessed. They "highly approve" of the proceedings of the Continen- 
tal Congress, and the choice of Hooper, Hewes and Caswell as dele- 
gates, and expressed their thanks to these gentlemen for their ser- 
vices. Thereupon, as we might well expect "His Excellency, the Gov- 
ernor, was pleased to dissolve the Assembly" ; and thus ended the 
last Legislative body that ever sat in North Carolina under British 

The relations between Governor Martin and the people became 
more strained every day. Charges of the most serious ^character 
were made against him. The Committees of Safety practically as- 
sumed control of affairs, and the people gave to them loyal support. 
Important events followed each other with great rapidity. The 
Governor moved from New Bern to Fort Johnston. From here he 
was driven by Col. John Ashe to seek safety on the "Cruizer." His 
Excellency issued his proclamations and denunciations, all of which 
only stimulated Ashe, Harnett, Howe and others of their associates 
to further promote "sedition and rebellion," until he declared that 
"they stand foremost among the patrons of revolt and anarchy." 

We find on January 16th, 1775, "a letter from the people to Gover- 
nor Martin." The language of the letter is in such striking contrast 
to the diplomatic style of its conclusion as "Your Excellency's most 
Obedient and Humble Servants" that it has the flavor of grim 
humor. It is evident from the language of the proclamation of 
August 20th, that Governor Martin was of the opinion that the let- 
ter was written by "a certain John Ashe, who presumed to employ 
the most respectable name of the people to cover his own flagitious 

16 Hon. H. G. Connor's Address. 

designs." Mr. Harnett, Chairman of the Committee for Wilming- 
ton, on July 27th, called a meeting of the free-holders of the county 
and town to elect additional delegates to the Convention called by 
Mr. Samuel Johnston to meet at Hillsboro, the 20th of August, 
Archibald McLaine was elected for the town, and William Hooper, 
Alexander Lillington and James Moore for the County as additional 
delegates. This act on the part of the people called forth "a fiery 
proclamation of Governor Martin." This sulphurous state paper 
forewarns and exhorts all His Majesty's subjects within the Prov- 
ince to forbear making' any choice of delegates to represent them in 
the intended Convention at Hillsboro. Notwithstanding the exhorta- 
tion every county and every borough in the Province sent a larger 
number of delegates to this Convention than to either of the ones 
held at Neiv Bern, and on August 21st one hundred and eighty-four 
delegates, elected by' the freeholders, answered the roll call^ "within 
forty-eight hours after their organization," a "test" solemnly bind- 
'ing the members under the sanction of virtue, honesty and sacred 
love of liberty and of country to maintain and support all and every 
of the acts, regulations, and resolutions of the Continental and Pro- 
vincial Congresses was reported and unanimously adopted, every one 
of the one hundred and eighty-four delegates signing it. Although, 
a digression, it is interesting to note a record made by those who came 
after these men more than a century later. On the 20th of May, 
1861, the Delegates to another Convention were assembled in the 
City of Raleigh. "At eight o'clock, as agreed upon, in open Conven- 
tion the members proceeded to affix their names to the ordinance of 
separation and one hundred and twenty, the whole nilmber provided 
for by the Act of the General Assembly came forward and signed the 
instrument," In this Convention, Brunswick was represented by 
Maurice Moore; Wilmington, by Cornelius Harnett and Archibald 
McLaine ; New Hanover, by George Moore, Alexander Lillington, 
Samuel Ashe, William Hooper, James Moore, and John Ashe ; Bruns- 
wick County, by Robert Howe, Parker Quince, Robert Ellis and 
Roger Moore. Samuel Johnson was there from Chowan; James 
Kenan and William Dixon from Duplin ; Richard Caswell from 
Dobbs; Henry Irwin from Edgecombe; Thomas Person and John 
Penn from Granville; Thomas Hart from Orange; three of the Har- 
vey name from Perquimans ; Joseph Hewes from Edenton ; and 
Abner Nash from New Bern. 

The roll call of this Convention calls to mind many of the bright- 
est and proudest pages in the history of this dear old Commonwealth, 
It was in session twenty-days. Its work for organizing the Province 
for defense was important and thorough. As indicating the temper 
of the men who proposed it, we find that they ordered the proclama- 

Hon. H. G. Connor's Address. 


tion "to be burned by the common hangman." They declared that 
the Governor had "absented himself." They organized additional 
Committees of Safety in the counties and a central committee, called 
"A Provincial Council" clothed with complete power. Col. Saun- 
ders says, ''The New Government, with ample powers and a full 
complement of officers, thus sprung full grown, as it were, into being, 
moved along steadily and did its work regularly." 

On April 4thj 1776, the Provincial Congress met at Halifax. 
A Committee, of which Cornelius Harnett was Chairman, was "ap- 
pointed to take into consideration' "the usurpations and violations at- 
tempted and committed by the King and Parliament, of Great Britain 
against America." On Friday morning the Committee reported 
that in their opinion the House shoixld enter into the following re- 
solve: "That the delegates in this Colony in the Continental Con- 
gress be empowered to concur with the delegates in declaring inde- 
pendence and forming foreign alliances, reserving for this Colony 
the sple and exclusive right of forming a Constitution and laws for 
this Colony, and for appointing delegates from time to time to meet 
with the delegates of the other colonies for such purposes as shall 
hereafter be pointed out," Avhich resolution was unanimously adopt- 
ed on April 12th, 1776. That which was done on this day is com- 
memorated by the words, "April 12th, 1776" on the State Flag. 

A Committee was appointed, of which Mr. Harnett and Mr. Ashe 
were members, to prepare a temporary civil constitution. Mr. Hoop- 
er was later added to the committee. In all of the important work 
of this Convention the delegates from the Cape Fear Country took 
a leading part In a letter to James Iredell, Samuel Johnston says. 
"All idea of forming a permanent government was laid aside at this 
time. It is now proposed for the present to establish a council to 
sit constantly." The movement which had its beginning in the. 
defiant words of brave John Harvey — "Then the people will call 
one (a convention) themselves" — had now reached a point where 
the "political genius and self governing passion of the Anglo Saxon 
race" recognized the , necessity for a permanent constitution. The 
political germ had now reached a state of development where it must 

On the 12th day of November, 1776, the Congress met at Halifax. 
Brunswick had there Cornelius Harnett, Archibald McLaine and 
others. Richard Caswell again sat for Dobbs ; New Hanover sent John 
and Samuel Ashe; Onslow, Edward Starkey. ..'' The three Harveys 
were there from Perquimans to complete; the* work begun by their 
patriotic ancestor, who had passed away from the scenes of this earth. 
Parker Quince sat for Brunswick County, Hewes for Edenton, Willie 

18 Hon. H. G. Connor's Address. 

Jones for Halifax, and William Hooper for Wilmington. Richard 
Caswell was elected President. A Committee, of which General 
Ashe, Mr. Samuel Ashe and Archibald McLaine were members, was* 
appointed to "form and lay before the House a Bill of Rights and 
form of a constitution for the government of the State." Note the 
change of terms from "Province" to "State." On December 14th 
the Bill of Rights was debated "paragraph by paragraph" and passed 
its third reading and on the lSth the Constitution was adopted and 
ordered to be engrossed. The work of State Building was completed 
and the Bill of Rights rung out the great truth "That all political 
power is vested in and derived from the people solely." The Consti- 
tution declares that "allegiance and protection are in their nature 
reciprocal and the one should of right be resumed when the other is 

The provisions of this Constitution present a striking illustration 
of the truth of Edmund Burke's remark, "that the Englishman in 
•his reaching forth for better forms of political life never loses sight 
of or abandons the past, but ever seeks to construct his new institu- 
tions upon the conservative basis of that which he finds in existence." 
While changing the foundation of political power or sovereignty from 
the King to the people, they carefully retained the elementary prin- 
ciples of the British Constitution, especially those which the wisdom 
of the ages had established as the guarantees of life, liberty and 
property. The Common Law which Englishmen had builded was 
preserved as the basis of American Jurisprudence. Trial by jury, 
the writ of Habeas Corpus, the Freedom of the Press, the Right of 
Alienation, the right of the people through their representatives to 
levy taxes, etc., was carefully guarded. The Charter "still subsists," 
but was hereafter to have for its basis the consent of the governed, 
and not the grace or sovereign will of any king or potentate. 

It required five years of suffering and struggle to make good the 
work of the people and have the world recognize that North Carolina 
was a free, sovereign and independent State. The Colonists had 
ceased to be subjects and had become citizens. I sometimes think 
that we do not clearly express the true position of the Colonial leaders 
when we speak of their "making a revolution." Was it not rather 
a war for the preservation of chartered rights and English liberties ? 
Was their conduct not the assertion and maintenance of rights rather 
than a revolt against lawful authority ? This certainly was the view 
held by the' British Whigs in regard to their action, and it was from 
this point of view that Chatham, Burke and Camden defended them 
in the British Parliament. To this day their descendants have 
fought to preserve constitutional rights — have never made a revolu- 
tion or rebellion. 

Ho^ T . H. G. Coxnor's Address. 


The conception which a people have of civil and religions liberty 
established and protected by law will be reflected in their manners, 
morals and mode of life. When law is the expression of the virtuous 
and enlightened sentiment is ''the State's collected will," it is re- 
spected and obeyed. This begets and preserves gentle manners, do- 
mestic virtues, high ideals, industry and frugality. When there is 
equality of opportunity, and appreciation of true manhood and 
womanhood, honorable toil secures, rather than forfeits, respect. 
The youth are stimulated to high endeavor and laudable ambition. 

The preamble of your Constitution declares the great truth that 
"History shows that the remembrance of a Nation's glory in the past 
stimulates to rational greatness in the future." It is, therefore, well 
that the Society of Colonial Dames of America has been founded, 
that the descendants of these men who in the Colonial period, by 
their rectitude, courage and self denial, prepared the way for success 
in that struggle which gained for the country its liberty and consti- 
tution, might do honor to the virtues of their forefathers, and en- 
courage in all who come under their influence true patriotism, built 
on the knowledge of self sacrifice and heroism of those men of the 
Colonies who laid the foundation of this great Nation. 

The inscription on this tablet declares that the deeds of these 
"Heroes and patriots of the lower Cape Fear should not pass away 
and that their names must not wither." To the end that this declara- 
tion be made good, it must ever be kept in mind that every privilege, 
which by reason of their self sacrifice and heroism you enjoy, im- 
pose on you sacred duties. These men set up their family altars in 
peace and happiness. It is yours to preserve them in the same spirit; 
to practice in the new conditions under which you live, the same 
virtues. That peace and happiness, religion and piety, may dwell 
among us, we must ever remember that "prosperity of states is 
laid in pure domestic life, in commercial integrity, in high standards 
of moral worth and public spirit, in simple habits, in courage, up- 
rightness and a certain soundness and moderation of judgment which 
springs as much from character as from intellect. 

These cardinal virtues are to be practiced in the home, in the 
church, and in all walks and vocations of life. In the same measure 
as we find them in the home and in the church, we may expect to 
find them in the public and political life of the people. It is because 
these men who planted this- Colony and laid the foundations of this 
happy State so "well understood "this, that they buifdedtMs church 
and practiced these virtues. These qualities form the basis of the 
life and character of their descendants. It is yours to perpetuate 
their virtue, that in all generations the same happy State, which they 
bequeathed to you, may be preserved for. those who come after you. 


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20 Bath, N. C. 

BATH, N. C, 

(From the pen of a lady of Beaufort County, N. C. ) 

Old historic sleepy Bath ! What visions of the past, imagination 
conjures up at the mention of that name! .In varied procession there 
passes our mental vision, the roaming Indian, the hardy hunter 
and trapper, clad in buckskin shirt and breeches, his rifle and 
hunting knife at his side. Sedate Quakers, earnest Baptists and 
Huguenots; grave, generous and wise legislators; honest sailor and 
black bearded pirate; Church of England curates in gown and bands; 
English adventurers, gay knights and fair ladies, and all the num- 
berless men and women, who worked, loved and "lived out life's 
little day" then vanished into the misty past leaving but scant re- 
cords of their lives and labors. 

Careful, reverent hands have gathered up the history and chron- 
icles of the Cape Fear, the Albemarle and the Neuse sections, but 
only a few facts can be gleaned of the early history of Bath and 
these will be presented as best I can compile them in this article. 

Long before the advent of the white man, many tribes of Indians 
roamed at will the shores of the Pamlico, the Meherrins, Corees, 
Matchapungos and Mattamoskett Indians occupied this section and 
up to forty or fifty years ago, many traces were found of their for- 
mer villages. In some places the ground was thickly covered with 
broken pottery, beads, flint arrow heads and stone tomahawks-. 
Nature here was a bountiful mother, the rivers teemed with fish, 
the mouths of the creeks with oysters, the forests abounded with 
game, nuts, wild fruits and berries, and in winter the waters were 
covered with water fowl. 

The town of Bath is most beautifully situated on a bluff, a clear, 
rippling stream of water on either side, forming a peninsula, around 
which the creeks come in one broad sheet, giving a charming view 
of one mile and a half to thePamlico River, with its extension of 
five miles to the opposite shore. 

In the office of the Secretary of State at Raleigh, is recorded the 
first grant of land in Beaufort County, it was issued to Seth Sothell 
prior to 1682. The Lord's Proprietors in England thinking that 
their land rents would be more carefully looked after by one of their 
number, induced Seth Sothell to buy the Earl of Clarendon's grant 
amounting to twelve thousand acres. He set sail from England 
for his new home in 168)1, but was captured by Algerine Corsairs 
and held as a slave for iwo'years." When released, he, came to the 

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Bath, N. C. 


colony, arriving in 1683. It is said of him "that he was the most 
shameless reprobate that ever filled the Governor's chair in Amer- 
ica. He took bribes, stole property and so perverted Justice that 
after six years of misrule an indignant and outraged people rose in 
thei<* might,. tried, impeached and imprisoned him, then sent him 
in exile to South Carolina. . After an absence of two years he re- 
turned, dying shortly after and leaving the lands around Bath to 
his wife *Anne Sothell. 

In 1693, the Indians in this section were attacked by a malig- 
nant fever, Wheeler says, but Dr. Hawks thought it was small pox 
which so reduced their number, that the whites no longer dreading 
them as formerly pushed their settlements further down the country. 

In 1705 another band of fHuguenots led by their pastor Phillipe 
de Richelong entered the colony, some settling in Bath, some in 
Craven Precinct and others on the Cape Fear river. The settle- 
ments prospered and from South Eastern Virginia and North of 
Albemarle Sound settlers came, among them many men of wealth 
and standing, attracted by the expectation that the better entry 
from the ocean through Ocracoke Inlet would make it the great 
commercial depot of the Province; for many years the' Port of Roa- 
noke had been the entry for all vessels in and outward bound from 
North Carolina waters, but a terrible storm which the chroniclers 
of that time said, ''altered the very course of Nature," changing 
the courses of rivers, closing channels and opening others, so injur- 
ed the channel at that point and deepened the water on Ocracoke 
bar, that all vessels were obliged to enter at Ocracoke " The storm 
referred to occurred in 1696. 

The settlers cleared the ground for the cultivation of corn and 
tobacco and also- raised large numbers of cattle and swine. The 
manufacture of tar was commenced about 1704 and this with tur- 
pentine in its crude state (as they had no means of distilling the 
spirits of turpentine from it) shingles and staves made from the 
juniper and oak with which the country abounded were among the 
first exports, to New England and foreign markets. The small New 

* This lady was Miss Annie Willis of Ipswich, Miss., and married first Robert 
Rascoe of "Roanoke"; second James Blount, who came to Carolina from Isle 
of Wight county, Va. ; Gov. Sothell was her third husband, and after Sothell's 
death she became the second wife of Col. John Lear of Nansemond Co., Va. 

Note by the Editor. — This information was also imparted to the Register by one 
of the best Genealogists in the South, but a recent examination of Seth Sothell's 
will throws much doubt upon the marriage of the lady to James Blount, &c. Seth 
Sothell in his will mentions his father-in law by name, to-ivit: Edward Forster. 

t It may be interesting to mention the names of some of these Huguenot settlers, 
among them were Real, Rieusset, Dopinge, Delamere, Pasteur, Lonveille and 


Bath, N. C. 


England *crafts which transported these articles brought back in 
return such commodities in exchange as were needed and desired 
by the consignors. 

Bath was incorporated March 8th, 1705-6 by the Assembly held 
at the house of Capt. Jno. Heckenfield on Little River, it was the 
first town in the province to have that distinction. In 1709 the 
Rev. Mr. White writes to a friend in New England that "Bath con- 
tained only twelve families,'' the most of the settlers preferiug to 
live on their plantations on the banks of the river and numerous 
creeks, their intercourse with the Indians had been characterized 
by genuine consideration and respect for their mutual rights and 
the early page of our history is unsullied except in isolated cases by 
acts of aggression by the whites, met by the bloody reprisals of the 
Indians, which had darkened the history of our white brothers 
North, however in .1711 the crafty Tuscaroras who had long been 
jealous of the increasing numbers and power of the whites induced 
the Meherrins, Cotechneys, Mattamoskeets and Matchapungos to 
'unite with them in an effort to crush out the whites. Tradition 
says that the Mattamuskeets and Matchapungos met on Indian Is- 
land to perfect their plans for the massacre of the settlers of the 
Bath section. On the morning of September 11, 1711 at sunrise 
the bloody work commenced and many of the unfortunate settlers 
fell victims to the tomahawk and scalping knife; neither age nor 
sex was spared and happy the one who could secure a hiding place. 
After rifling houses and stores of their valuables, the torch was ap- 
plied and the Indians drunk from the effects of the liquor they had 
obtained continued for three days their work of destruction, until 
overcome by drunkenness and exhaustion they were compelled to 

Those of the settlers who could do so, reached a rude fort and 
there made a stand against the Indians. In the rear of the lots on 
which the residence of Mrs. Joseph Bonner is erected in Bath, is 
still seen a large excavation which is said to be the site of this fort. 
Neville's Creek in Beaufort county still perpetuates the name of the 
unfortunate family living on its banks who were all murdered. 

In this emergency the Colonists called upon the Governors of 
South Carolina and Virginia for assistance. The Governor of 
South Carolina quickly responded, sending Col. John Barnwell with 
a force of white militia and a large number of Yemassee Indians 
(the deadly enemies of the Tuscaroras); the hostile Indians had en- 
trenched themselves on the Neuse River, where they were attacked 

* The vessels which came in this river at this early date to trade with the inhab- 
itants stopped at the landing of Churchill Reading, Esq., where the planters 
brought their produce for shipment; the landing was on the South side of Pamlico 
river. Mr. Reading was the ancestor of Miss Bettie Hoyt, Miss Bragaw and others. 


Bath, N. 0. 


by Col. Barnwell with his force. Three hundred of the Indians 
were killed and one hundred captured, the Yemassees carrying the 
captives back to South Carolina to be held as slaves. Governor 
Spottswood of Virginia kept the Five Nations in check while King 
Blount's friendly Tuscaroras remained neutral. After the settle- 
ment of these troubles, Tom Blount's Tuscaroras for remaining neu- 
tral, were rewarded by a large grant of land on Raquis Swamp and 
Morattock River in Chowan Precinct later Bertie County. This 
part of Bertie is known to this day as the "Indian Woods." Later 
in 1715, the Yemassee Indians turned against the whites in South 
Carolina, and the Tuscaroras in the vicinity of Bath incited by their 
example massacred about twenty families on the scattered planta- 
tions. About the time of the first massacre Gov. Hyde livpd in 
Bath, probably for a year. 

At a session of the Assembly held at Little River an act was 
passed to build a public road from Core Point opposite Bath to 
New Bern and by a later Act a Ferry was established between this 
point and Bath, no other person being permitted to run a ferry in 
ten miles of the same. In 1715 an Act of the Assembly provided 
for the care of the Public Library of St. Thomas Parish at Bath. 
Of this library we have the following account "the first Parish or 
Public Library of which we have any knowledge dated from 1700, 
was due to the loving zeal of the Rev. Thos. Bray, founder and Se- 
cretary of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel." Dr. Bray 
was born in Shropshire in 165G and died in 1730. He did send- 
to us a library of books for the benefit of this place by the "Honora- 
ble the Cooperation for the establishment of the Christian religion.' 7 
This collection was valued at £100, and was the foundation of the- 
first public library established in N. Carolina. The library seems 
at first to have led a wandering life but was finally settled in Bath, 
though it was intended for Queen Anne's Creek (afterwards Eden- 
ton). In 1712 Dr. Rainsford tells us "that it had b en. dispersed 
and lost by these wretches who do not consider the benefit of so 
valuable a gift." The Act of the Assembly was, we presume, to 
gather together and preserve its scattered remnants, of its further 
future we have no information. Bishop Cheshire has suggested 
that it passed into the hands of Edward Moseley and was identical 
with the library presented by him to the town of Edenton in 1723. 

A church of the Established faith of England was built in 
Bath in 1734, the large square brick used in its construction were 
brought from England, the quaint old church without a steeple, 
still stands in excellent preservation; outwardly it is unchanged, 
though within touched by the modern spirit of innovation it has- 
lost some of its most interesting features. The quaint sounding 

24 Bath, N. C. 

board over the pulpit has been removed and the square high back 
pews replaced by those more modern in style. Near the pulpit, 
secured in the brick walls, is a slate tablet erected to the memory 
of Admiral Palmer the Surveyor General and Lady Margaret his 
wife, their daughter Margaret afterwards became Mrs. LeRoy who 
was a resident of Washington, N. O, for many years and is still re- 
membered by the older citizens of that place. On the west side of 
Bath Creek certain lands called Glebe Lands were laid off for the 
use of the Rector, and a small creek there retains the name of Glebe 
Creek. The Rev. Alexander Stewart was the Rector of this Church 
just prior to the Revolution and returned with his family to Eng- 
land on the commencement of hostilities, his lands were claimed by 
a relative during his absence, who sold them to a Mr. Crawford. 
On his return from England a compromise was effected with Mr. 
Crawford by which he regained a portion of his property. 

A point of land on the river not far from the mouth of Durham's 
Creek known from earliest times as Garrison's Point is a part of the 
Glebe lands; it is now occupied by Mrs. William Butt, the great- 
great-grand-daughter of Parson Stewart. The late Dr. Fred Galla- 
gher of this town and Mrs. Rosa Willis are also among his descen- 

Chas. Eden came in 1713 as the Royal Governor of North Caro- 
lina, who Spent a part of his term in Bath about the same time 
Chief Justice Christopher Gale and Tobias Knight, Governor 
Eden's Secretary, both lived in *Bath. 

Tradition says that near the mouth of the creek on its western 
bank stood Gov. Eden's palace and by a subterranean passage cut 
through the steep bank, Tobias Knight received goods captured by 
the pirate Teach and afterwards secretly disposed of them. Teach, 
known as Black Beard, first smuggler, then pirate with a fleet of 
armed vessels, the largest of which called "Queen Anne's Revenge" 
carried forty guns and one hundred men, swept the seas. When 
captured vessels became his prey, they were stripped of all valua- 
bles, the unhappy crew and passengers, blind folded, compelled to 
walk the plank which led to a grave in the deep, and then the torch 
was applied to the dismantled vessels, and away they sailed in 
search of new prizes and fresh victims. Taking advantage of an 
amnesty which had been afforded, to such pirates who could aban- 
don their murderous life, he obtained a pardon from Gov. Eden 
bought a house near Bath, married his thirteenth wife and settled 
himself to enjoy his ill gotten spoils. Many traditions are related 
of his drunken orgies both at his house and in Bath. Tiring of life 

* Col. Thomas Carey. Eleazer Lillington, Maurice Moore, John Lovick, Joshua 
Porter, Wm, West, Richard Heng and other prominent men also lived there. 


Bath, N. C. 



on shore he resumed his piratical career and so open and flagrant 
were his acts, that Edward Moseley and other leading men openly 
denounced Eden and Knight as his accessories. 

A communication was sent to Capt. Ellis Brand commanding a 
British squadron, in the Chesapeake, that Teach was at Ocracoke 
and he dispatched a Lieut. Maynard with a well armed crew in 
quest of him. Early in the engagement Maynard's vessel got 
aground and so seve'rely'did his crew suffer from the priates mur- 
derous fire that he had recourse to stratagem to save his uninjured 
men. Ordering his crew below, only the dead men tvere left on 
deck and the pirates, thinking the victory won, boarded the vessel 
only to be received by a desperate onslaught from the concealed 
men. Teach and his men, except nine, were killed, and these were 
carried to Virginia, tried and executed. Lieut. Maynard sailed to 
Bath with Teach's head at the prow of his boat, a ghastly token of 
his victory. 

It has been doubted that Gov. Eden lived in Bath, but tradition 
has always affirmed it and the records of our county show that he 
owned lots in Bath and a large estate called "Thistleworth" on the 
opposite side of the river from Bath. He sold his property 
in Bath to John Lovick, who became his Secretary after 
Tobias Knight's disgrace, and moved to Eden House, on . Chowan 
river, in 1719, where he died in 1722. There were several Colonial 
Governors after his death but the colony made but little substantial 
progress until the arrival of Gov. Gabriel Johnston in August 1734, 
when he took the oath of office in Wilmington. He was a Scotch- 
man by birth, a man of sound judgment, learning and liberal views. 
Under his wise administration the Province increased ih wealth 
and numbers, Bath sharing the general prosperity. During his 
tenure of office one session of the Assembly was held at Bath, at 
which time an Act was passed "For facilitating the navigation of 
the port of Bath." From the beginning of Gov. Johnston's admin- 
istration to the Revolutionary war was the golden era of Bath. 
Many vessels, built and owned by the citizens of the town and vi- 
cinity, were engaged in a brisk trade with Northern and foreign 
ports. On the banks of the river where now, with a few exceptions 
are the humble habitation of fishermen, were large plantations with 
comfortable, substantial houses of wood and brick. The citizens of 
the town and neighboring planters lived not only in comfort and 
abundance, but even luxury, as was shown by the massive, solid, 
mahogany furniture, cut glass, silverware and costly wearing appa- 
rel which they owned. The whole section was famed for its hos- 
pitality and generous living. Weddings were occasions of great 
festivities, the feasting and merry-making lasting for several days. 
The women were notable housekeepers and deft with the needle 



26 Bath, N. C. 

and spinning wheel. The men were fond of hunting and all kinds 
of athletic sports. 

We have no record of the schools in Bath in these early days but 
we know that many of the youths from this county attended the 
Academy in Edenton and some at New Bern. 

A large hotel was built in Bath and tradition has kept alive the 
memory of grand balls there at which ladies in rich brocades, with 
sweeping trains, danced the stately minuet with their gallant part- 
ners or to lighter measure tripped the gay reel or comelier dance. 

Though Bath had been so long incorporated it never possessed 
the usual paraphernalia of Justice, a Court-house, jail and stocks, 
until 1766. At the time the Court-house was built Thomas Bonner 
of Bath, was Sheriff, and Court was held at his house. 

In 1765 George Whitfield, the noted Evangelist, visited Bath, 
but he was received so inhospitably and encountered such violent 
opposition to his preaching that he is said to have shakeu the dust 
from his feet as a token against the town and invoked the curse of 
Heaven upon it. 

This section sent some brave officers and soldiers to the Revolu- 
tionary war. Col. John Patton, with his regiment, bore a conspic- 
uous part in the battle of Kings Mountain; he was an ancestor also 
of Miss Bettie Hoyt and Miss Annie Bragaw. Maj. Reading Blount 
was another gallant officer, his portrait and sword are highly cher- 
ished by his descendants, Misses Janie and Pennie Myers. Mrs. 
Charles, Miss Rodman and Miss Mary Blount are also his descend- 
ants. Simon Alderson, Captain of a Troop of Horse, was a daring 
cavalryman; from him descend Mrs. McDonand ar\d the writer of 
this article. 

Whether it is to be attributed to Whitfield's curse, or other causes, 
the prosperity of Bath had commenced to decline and many of her 
prominent citizens had moved to Washington, N. C. In 1785 the 
Commissioners of Washington (Nathan Keas, John Gray Blount 
and Richard Blackledge constituted the Board at that time) peti- 
tioned the Assembly, then in session a^t New Bern, to change the 
county seat of Beaufort county to the town of Washington. An 
Act was passed in conformity with the petition and Washington 
became the county seat. The query has often arisen, "why was 
this change made?" and the reply has been that Washington 
being nearer to the head of navigation, was better situated to 
handle the produce brought from the counties up the river, in flat 
boats, and therefore better located to become the commercial centre 
of the county. 

For twelve years past Bath has shown some signs of awaking 
from her sleep of a century. May we not hope that the curse is- 



Locke's Fundamental Constitutions. 



lifted and that the revivifying influence of modern progress may 
touch her and place her in the line of present activities ! 

Past the old town and deserted plantations still roll the blue 
waters of the Pamplico as of old. Now mirroring on its placid sur- 
face the clouds and sky or stirred to livelier measure by the passing 
breeze, it rushes sparkling, leaping, rejoicing, on and on until it is 
lost in the embrace of the green, salt waves of the sound. On its 
banks in many a spot, overgrown by bush and creeping brier, lulled 
by the music of the rushing river sleep the dead, alas ! the forgot- 
ten dead of the long ago. 






(The original in the office of the Clerk of the Superior Court, Edenton, N. C. ) 

Since the Quallity of Nobillity will not permit 
the Fundamentall Constitutions, Presently to 
be put in Practice. It is necessary for the 
Supply of that defect that some Temporary 
Laws should in the mean time be made for 
the better ordering of Affairs till by a Sufficient 
number of inhabitants of all the Government 
of Carolina can be admin'tred according to the 
forme established in the Fundamental Consti- 
tutions, the Lords Proprietors of Carolina upon 
Due Consideration Agreed to these following 
That the Pallatine shall name the Governour and each of the 
Lords Proprietors shall name a Deputy who with the Govern- 
our and an equall number to be Chosen by the Parliament 
shall Continue to be the Councellors. The Lords Proprietors 
shall either order a new Choice or the County see proper to be 
Capeable of the Government according to the fundamentall 
Constitutions and as there shall be Landgraves and Cassiques 
Created by the Lords Proprietors soe many of the Eldest in age 
of them that are present in Carolina as shall be equall to the 
number of the Lords Proprietors shall be also of the Councell. 
That so the Nobility have a share of the Government and the 
whole Administration May still come as near the forme de- 

28 Locke's Fundamental Constitutions. 

signed as the Circumstances of the Growing plantations will 

2. The other Seven- Proprietors shall respectively nominate these 
following officers. 

The Admirall; The Provost Marshall 

The Chamberlaine; The Register of Births, Burialls & Manages. 
The Chancellor; The Secretary. 
The Constable; The Military Officers. 
The Chief Justice: The Register of Wrightings 
The High Steward; The Surveyor 
The Treasurer; The Receiver 

And upon Vacancy of any of these offices the Governour and 
Councillors of Carolina shall subsitute others till that proprie- 
tors pleasure can be known in whose Nomination it is. 

3. The Governor together with the Lords Proprietors Deputys the 
Landgraves and Cassiques thai are Councellors and the Coun- 
cell Chosen by the Parliament shall be the Grand Councell, 
and shall have all the power and Authority of the Grand 
Councell and other Courts till they come to be erected. The 
Quoram of the Councell shall be the Governor and six Chan- 
cellors whereof three at least shall be Deputys of Proprietors. 

4. If it hapen that any of the Lords Proprietors Deputys shall by 
Death or Departure out of Carolina or any otherwise cease to 
be Deputys before the Lords Proprietors Respectively shall 
have Deputed others in their Roome, that the number of Dep- 
uties may be kept full, the eldest of the Councell chosen by 
Parliament Shall be to all intents and purposes Deputy of that 
Proprietor whose former Deputation is by Death or otherwise 

. determined till the saide Proprietor his heirs or Successor shall 
make another Deputy and when it shall happen that one or 
more of the Councellors shall be Chosen by the Parliament 
shall by this means come to be Deputys the proprietors new 
Councellors shall be chosen by the Parliament at its next ses- 
sions to fill up their places in Councell Provided always that 
if the Proprietor whose vacant place is thus supplyed, shall 
make some other person Deputy, then he who by Eldership 
came to be his Deputy shall be Councellor as he was before and 
he that was chosen into the Councell by the Parliament shall 
cease to be Councellor if there be more of these chosen by the 
parliament then, there be Deputys of Proprietors 

5. The Parliament shall consist of the Governor the Deputys of 
the Lords Proprietors, the Nobillity and twenty chosen by the 
freeholders, And shall have power to make Laws to be rattified 
as in the fundamental! Constitutions is Provided, And shall 

■ ? 

Locke's Fundamental Constitutions. 


be assembled as often, and in the same manner as in the fun- 
damental Constitution is provided concerning Parliaments. 
All Acts that shall be made by the Parliament, before our 
Government of Carolina come to be administred according to 
our fundamentall Constitutions shall cease and determine at 
the ende of the first Sessions of Parliament that shall be called 
chosen and shall sett according *** **** *** concerning 
Parliaments established in the fundamentall Constitutions. 
Soe much of the fundamentall Constitutions as shall be Cape- 
able of being putt in practice shall be the rule of proceeding. 
Signed and sealed this 5th day of febuary in the year of our 
Lord 1678. 

G: Carteret P. Q 

Craven ( ) 

( ) Albemarle 

( ) Shaftesbury 

( j C Berkeley 

Q P Colleton 

The above is a literal copy of the original found November 18th 
in the fare proof vault attached to the office of the Clerk of the Su- 
perior Court of Chowan county, at Edenton, N. C. The package 
in which this paper has probably slumbered for two centuries, con- 
tained only the complaints, summons and returns of Civil actions 
which are comparatively valueless. The writer had carefully on 
two occasions last year, as he thought, examined every papeY in the 
metallic box containing this package, without discovering it. Per- 
haps it is the most valuable paper in existence relating to the early 
history of the Colonial Government, certainly none of more interest or 
whose contents give so clearly, concisely and briefly the Constitution 
of the government, as to its officers, as designed by the Fundamen- 
tal Constitutions (120 in number) by John Locke, enacted by the 
Lords Proprietors for Carolina, March 6th, 1669. We congratulate 
the historians of North Carolina that it has been brought to light, 
and it affords us great pleasure to present it as an exact copy of the 
original, with the exception of three words, marked by stars in the 
7th article, the paper on which they appeared is gone — in fact the 
whole document is well worn by age, and has to be handled very 
gently and tenderly; some of, the words, required the aid -of a glass 
to reproduceth'em in the above copy. The seals, containing the 
Coats-of-Arms of each Proprietor is attached; all of them used red. 
wax except Beffeeley, whose seal appears in black. 



Petition of "Gov. Phillip Ludwell. 


(Original in Court House at Edenton, N. C. ) 

North Carolina, ss. 

To the Honble the Genrlle Court. 
"The Hurabe Peticon of ye Honble Philip Ludwell, Sheweth, 
That his Excell ye Palatine and rest of the true and absolute Lords 
Proprietors of Carolina did by their Coraissn under their hands and 
Seals bearing date the fifth day of december wch was in the year 
of our Lord 1689 Commissionate and appoint ye Petticoner Gov- 
ernor of this part of their Province of Carolina and by their Instruc- 
tions under their hands and Seals bearing date the twenty Seventh 
of the Same Month in the Year aforesd did Impower the Peticonr 
to appoint a pson or psons to collect the qt rents of land due or 
that Should become due wthin the limits of his sd Government and 
acquittances for them to give the said rents soe Collected to take to 
his owne use as by the said Comission and Instructions relation 
thereunto being had more at large doth and niay appear And for 
the better ascertaining of the sd qt rents unto ye Peticoner accord- 
ing to ye true intent and meaning of ye sd Instructions for ye Sup- 
port of ye Peticoner in ye sd Govern mt by an Act of Assembly 
made in the month of March wch was in the year of our Lord 1694 
it was provided and enacted that all psons yt had possessed or en- 
joyed any land or plantacon for ye space of four years and had paid 
noe qt rents for ye same within that time Should pay four yeares 
qt rents for their land to ye Peticoner then being Governor or to 
whom he should appoint in the Specie's and at the rates hereafter 
named that is to say in pork at one penny by the Pound or in 
Tobacco at three farthings the pound or in dry hides at two pene 
ye pound or in tallow at four pene the pound or in Spanish Money 
not under thirteen peny ps of Eight at ye usual rate as by the 
sd act relation thereto being had doth appear. Now ye Peticonr 
further showeth that the Honeble Seth Sothell Esq. deed did pos- 
sess and enjoy a certain *PJantacon and tract of land containing 
four thousand Acres lying and being in the p'ct of Chowan within 
the limits of his sd Governmt for the terme of four yeares next 
emediately before the date of the said Act of Assembly and within 
the time wherein" ye Peticcmr by Veftue of ye Comission aforesd 
was Governr of this part of the Province of Carolina and by Vertue 

*The "Plantacon" referred to is now owned by Dr. W. R Capehart and his 
sisters, is located on Albemarle Sound,, Chowan River and Salmon Creek in Bertie 
county, N C. ' ■ 

Petition of Gov. Phillip Ludwell. 


of the sd Instrument had full power for receiving to his own use ye 
qt rents of the land aforesd whereby there became due to the sd 
Peticonr for the qt rents of the sd four thousand acres of land at ye 
yearly rent of one Shill for every fifty acres ye just sum of Sixteen 
pounds Sterl, that is to say upon the twenty-ninth day of September 
wch was in the year of our Lord 1690 for the qt rents of the said 
four thousand acres of land at ye rate aforesaid ye sum of four 
pounds sterl and upon the 29th day of September wch was in the 
year of our Lord 1091 for ye qt rents of the land aforesd at the rate 
aforesd ye sum of four pounds Sterl, and upon the 29th day of Sep- 
tem wch was in ye year of our Lord 1692 for ye qt rents of the 
Land aforesd at the rent aforesd ye Sum of foui pounds Sterl. and 
upon the 29th day of September wch was in the year of our Lord 
1693 for ye qt rent of the land aforesd at the rate aforesd ye sum of 
four pound Sterl wch said sum of Sixteen pounds Sterl is behind 
and unpaid. And the peticonr further Saith that after the last 
paym't became due ye sd Seth Sothell died And the Honble John 
Lear Esqr of the Colony of Virginia had Married Anna Sothel 
Executrix of the last Will and Testamt of the Said Seth Sothel did 
remove out of this Governmt ye Greatest part of the Estate of the 
said Seth Sothel and the said Anna and ye Sd John Lear died be- 
fore any due course of Law could be had against him and ye 
Petionr further Saith thatMajr — Burwell and Capt —Godwin both 
of ye Colony of Virginia Executors of the Last Will and testamt of 
the said John Lear purposing to remove out of this Governmt 
the rest of the Said Estate hath hitherto refused to make their full 
appearance in this Governmt whereby ye Peticonr is in danger of 
being fraudulently deprived of lawfully remedy for the recovery of 
the sd. sum." 

The above paper contains a number of valuable items, the date 
of Governor LudwelPs commission as Governor and the manner in 
which he received his salary, also the Quit Rent charges, and the 
location of the tract of Land belonging to Seth Sothell where he 
lived, died and was buried; also the marriage of Mrs. Sothell to Col. 
John Lear, of Nansemond County, Va. Seth Sothell in his will 
mentions his father-in-law Edward Forster, from which we infer 
that his wife was Anna Forster before her marriage, we regret the 
above paper is without date. — Ed. 





Answer of Seth Sothell's Executors. 


(Original in Couit House at Edenton, N. C. ) 




North Carolina — Ss. To ye Honble Genii Court. 

The answer of Majr Lewis Burwell & Capt Thomas Godwine Ex- 
ecutors of Coll John Lear Executor of Ann his wife Executrix of 
Seth Sothell Esq to ye Declaration exhibited against them by his 
Majestyes Attorney Genii for three hundred pounds Sterling aleged 
received by ye sd Seth Sothel for quit rents due to ye Lord propri- 
etor to wch yr respondants by their Attorney Hugh Campbell, 

Yt ye Lord proprietors names ought to have particularly 
mentioned in ye said declaration for w r ant of which ye decla- 
ration is insoficient & the action ought to be dismissed. 
The Attorney Genii ought to produce a Letter of Attorney 
from ye Lord proprietors for his Commission to be his Mag- 
tyes Attorney is not sufficient power for- ye bringing to this 
action or to demand or receive any debt due to ye Lord pro- 

Yr respondants by their Attorney desired of ye Honble 
John Archdale Govr of North and South Carolina yt ye said 
Action might be prayed when he was in this County to wch 
he answered yt he was not provided for any tryell to ye sd 
action & therefore do judge yt since he refused then to per- 
mit it when he was here we ought not to be prosecuted in 
his absence as yt he did not intend it should be done in his 

Ye respondants sayeth they are altogether ignorant of any 
thing wch is alleaged in ye said declaration. 

That if ye said Seth Sothell did receive any of ye quit 
rents he was on of ye Honble Proprietors himself and he & 
ye other proprietors are but on & ye proprietors cannot be 
divided therefore this action can not ly against your respond- 
ants for in this action we are shewed for what of right belongs 
to ourselves 

If ye Lord proprietors desires to have an acct of what Seth 
Sothell Esqr has received in this County they ought to bring 
an acct of ye Soumes of mony they have received for quit 
rents & considerable quantities of Land Sold in South Caro- 
lina & other places wch it will appear ye Lord proprietors 
are much indebted to ye respondents 



Answer of Seth Sothell's Executors. 


7thly No such action can ly against ye respondants for if ye sd 
Seth Sothell had received ye whole quit-rents of this County 
they did belong to him as Govr as the quit-rents here always 
belonged to ye Govr in this County Since ye sd Seth Sothell 
was Govr although no govr since was a proprietor as ye sd 
Seth Sothel was & ye Lord proprietors have been always 
well Satisfyed yt ye quit rents should maintain ye Govrs 
Chearge of ye County for ye time 
8thly The 8th part of ye quit rents did of right belong to Seth 
Sothel Esqr he being on of ye Lord proprietors & it cannot 
be made appear yt he hath received So much of ye quit 
rents & not get his eighth part. 
9thly If ye Lord proprietors had expected to have had any of 
ye quit rents of this county they would have demanded them 
while he was alive or else ye Honble Philip Ladwell was Govr 
who was appoynted to call Seth Sothell Esq to an accot for 
all his actions done here during the time of his Governmt: 
' and it may be judged yt ye sd Seth Sothell Esq did then 
make acct of ye pretended quit rent or yt ye Lord proprietors 
Judge there was no part of ye quit rent by him received due 
to them 
lOthly By Act of Parliament in Anno bicessimo Prius Jacoby Pg 
16 prays all debts not demanded in six years is voyd in Law 
and cannot after be demanded & what quit rents is pretend 
to be received by Seth Sothell is long before ye terme of six 
llthly It cannot be expected yt ye respondants knoweth any 
thing of what hath passed betwixt Seth Sothell Esqr and ye 
Lord proprietors being they never see nor knew in his Life- 
time & therefore ye respondants can not wage their Law. 
For ye reasons above expressed ye respondants desires ye said 
action may be dismissed & ye Plantife be ordered to pay such Cost 
and damnadge as yr respondants have suffered by this unjust Mo- 
lestation & yr respondants shall pray.— • N 

No date, between 1696 and 1700, however — Editor. 


(Original j n Court House at Edenton, N. C. ) 

'No Carolina — Ss. 

By the Honble Deputy Governour and Councel. 
Informacon being made unto us that his Majestys Ship Swift Ad- 


34 Wreck of His Majestys Ship, Swift Advice. 

vice being deserted and Driven b} r the Ice out of his Majestys Colo- 
ny of Virginia and cast on shore in this Government and hath been 
plundred by some evill Psons unknown these are strictly to re- 
quire all persons his Majestys Officers or others his Majestys sub- 
jects in this Governmt that' they use their utmost endeavor to de- 
tect & discover & apprehend all & every Pson or Psons that hath 
; taken or shall have in their Custody any of the goods tackle stores 
or furniture of the sd ship and Such Psons to have before the next 
Majistrate to be comitted until they give bond with good and suffi- 
cient Security for their appearance at ye Genii Court to be holden 
23 of this Instant, to answer wt shall on his Majtys behalf be 
aledged agst him or ym and all goods stores or furniture shall be 
found to secure till futher Order. Take heed & your report to 
make the Honble Deputy Governour." (No date.) 

investigation condition &c. his mjestys ship swift advice — A 


Whereas by order of yor Honrs ye Governour & Councell we 
Capt Jno. Hunt Mr Jno Blany Mr. Wm Barron Mr. Jno West & 
Mr. Jno Watts were I m powered and Sworn to go down to ye Sand 
Banks to gard his Majesties Ship Swift Advice Boate: In obedience 
to Contents we Viewed ye sd Shipp & finde her hull firm only 
some Okeham Issued out of her bows and many of her bolts with 
her Chain plale Dragged out wch hath weakened her 

That the Ship is buried in Sand Seaven foot and we do belsive 
that *** **** after three or four foot digging upon ye ebb be- 
ing *** *** Sutch a motion with ye water that it will be im- 
possible to work upon her to any Effect. 

We also finde that there is no timber neare upon ye Sand banks 
to make stayes and wayes in order to lanching ye sd ship & ye 
Sand hills so large & unpasiginble that if timber was to be found it 
could not be brought to her. 

Itt is our Judgmt that ye sand being of so quick a motion it will 
be impossible to make bed at by reason of ye tides Coming and 
flowing every Six hours which by no means can be kept out wch in 
that loose Sand will att ye returne of the water undoe wt hath been 
Done before. 

For bringing timber by water we Judge it a Difficulty next to 
Impossibility for these reasons that ye Inlett from ye Ship into 
ye Countrey is Dangerously barrd & hath but 8 or 9 Foot water 
so that Vessells of Burthen to Transport timber of Length and 
Biggness Sufficient will not Pass, and by reason of ye Swift tide & 
Eddies & Shoales in the Inlett no Vessels Can Steer out with a raft 



Gov. Thos. Harvey to Gov. Arcadale. 


or a tow for a Yessell alone Cannot Safety go out but against tide 
& a Raft Cannot be Carried against tide. 

John Hun tt John Blaney Jno Watts John West William Barron. 

The Psons above named doe upon their oathes make 
this returne before the Honble ye D' Governor & Coun- 
cell ye house of Burgesses being present ye 8th day of 
June 1698. 

W GLOA T ER Clrk Councell 



(Original- copy in the Court House at Edenton, N. C. ) 

May it please yor Hour. 

Two of your Honrs Letters are come to hand ye first of the 23. of 
9ber I received about 3 months agoe ye letter of the 17th of Janu- 
ary last I reed very lately & have hither to expected Col Quarys 
arrivall we hear yt he is in some of ye Northern Governmts, these 
are according to my Duty to give you Honr an acct of wt hath 
happened Since yor Honrs departure of the present State of the Gov- 
ernmt, and not to trouble yor Honr with small matters. 

In January last his Majestys Ship Swift Advice boat was deserted 
of all her owne men in the Colony of Virginia & from thence was 
driven by the wind to sea & about ye latter end of that month cast on 
shore ort our|Sand banks where she was found by some of the Inhab- 
itants of that place who plundered her of wt they could carry away 
& a few dayes after Anthony Dawson coming thither took upon him 
to secure her as a wreck for the proprietors use & to that end 
took out her guns sailes and much provision but their case was 
such that as more company Came every one endeavoured to gett 
something for themselves out of the spoil Some were great Rogues 
opportunity made others but little better that before I heard any- 
thing of it much of the goods armes & furniture was imbezzled as 
soon as I had notice I sent down Capt Jno Stepney and after him 
Mr Comander who apprehended about 20 of the psons engaged in 
this Riot & tooke a good deal of the Goods that was Carryed away 
some in the peoples houses & Some hid in the Ground ye psons that 
were apprehended were most of them brought before me & Comitted. 
And I wth ye Councell gave a Comission of Oyer &c to Capt Walk- 
er &c for the tryall of the offenders Majr Swann was at that time 
ill of the Gout for I have omitted to tell to acquaint yor honr that 

fi') (.'' 


Gov. Thos. Harvey to Gov. Archdale. 

we have appointed a Genii Court for tryall of all Causes whereof 
ye Majr is Judge for wch Cause I was compelled to give a new 
Comission. Her Capt H Bostick comandor of his Majestys ship 
continually pressed for dispatch besides the prison was full & very 
burdensome. In the latter end of March the prisoners most of 
them were tryed & had judjement I think to the utmost of their 
demerit & ye rest had Bail till another Court among the rest of the 
Mischiefs done I was Informed that Several papers were burnt that 
were found in the ship & it is feared Some Pacquett from White hall 
te ye Governmts in America but the pson that is accused of this is 
fled being one Pole of Coratuck. All this while Capt Bostock moved 
for aid to launch the Ship & Seemed not to doubt of saving her & 
Sent into Virginia to provide a sloope & other necessarys for that 
purpose and I took care that 50 men Should be as ready as could 
be possibly expected in this Country but at his returne he began to 
despare of Saving the Ship and demanded more aid as alsoe that 
•a Survey might be had upon her I being very willing if it were 
possible to Save the King's Ship appointed Some of the ablest men 
we have & least they should be partial joyned wth them Some Mas- 
ters of Vessells that did not belong to this Country to Survey the 
Ship & yt nothing might be wanting I called the Assembly to con- 
cur wth tne & ye Councell to Levy aid for his Majesties Service in 
this afair the Assembly met the latter end of May and the Surveyr 
made return that the Ship was irrecoverable I had much adoe to 
make ye house of burgesses to take the matter soe much as into 
their consideracion after they were met they adjourned their house 
for two months wthout the Councells assent or knowledge upon yt 
we somoned them again by new writts wch being served on the 
members before they were dispersed b}' yt meanes they were com- 
pelled to comply so far as to appoint Some of ther Members to joyne 
in Committee with two. of the Councell to inquire into the returne 
made by the Surveyor by whom it was resolved that the Ship could 
not be launched by any force we were able to raise. We dissolved 
the Assembly and the Capt carried away the Guns Sailes Rigging 
&c and all the goods that could be found & departed wthout giving 
me any pticuler accot of wt he carried away or did onely I was In- 
formed by the Marshall whom I sent down for that purpose that 
there was nothing left but the hull wch Lyeth still upon the sands. 
In April Mr Comander died & we have appointed Capt Thos Lu- 
ten of Chowan Marshall whilest these matters were in hand. Sr 
Edm Andros sent'me a Letter & in it a copy of a Comission from 
the high Admiralty of England impowering him to constitute 
Judges &c of a Court of Admiralty in this Governmt in case of Va- 
cancy but we having appointed Capt Henderson Walker Judge of 
the Admirallty for this Governmt. wth other officers returned an- 

Gov. Thos. Harvey to Gov. Archdale. 


swer that there was no vacancy & soe at present put a stop to that 
Matter wch we believe to be a great incroachmt upon the powers 
Granted to the proprietors in their Charter but if Capt Walker 
shold die Sr Edmonds power is Soe ample by that Commission yt I 
know not how it will be listed Your honr may easily see that 
these matters have caused great trouble Charge & vexation to ys 
Government & pticalarly to my selfe they have indeed been intoler- 
able I being very subject to indisposition of body for that I am 
compelled to intreat yor Honr to take the burden from off my 
shoulder I could heartily wish it might be done by yor Hons owne 
presence here among us I believe I have already been tedious 
enough but I must crave yor honrs patience & advice in wt follows 
concerning his Matys Custoraes. 

After yor Hons departure Mr Tomes being weary of trouble ap- 
pointed Mr. Glover D Collector who continued in that Office till 
the 25th of March last at wch time Mr. Randolph who writeth him 
selfe^Surveyr Gen'ell sent a Commission to Majr Swann & wth it an 
Act of Parliamt made in ye 7th & 8th year of his Majestys Reigne 
for registering of Vessells in order to qualify them to trade wch we 
held our Selves obliged to put in Execution' wch tho we did upon 
one only vessell whereof Mr. Ashley was Master who came into this 
Governmt after the time appointed by that Act wtout a Regester & 
wch we did after the most easy & favourable sense that we could any 
ways judge ye law Capable of & also remitted all the forfeiture ex- 
cept wt appertaind to the King yet I have received from the said 
Randolph such reproach abuse & threatening as I believe hath not 
been heard of as by the letter Inclosed yor Honr may be more 
largely informed for understanding of wch I desire you*- honr to 
take notice that Mr Patrick Henly' Master of the Jane & Sarah 
came to Wm Glover for his clearing being not halfe Loaded & 
aleged the Cause to be yt he had reed advice from his owners to 
hast away before the 25 of March or else to hale up his Vessell & 
survey her for fear of increasing the penalty of the sd Act & this 
advice came by an expresse sent out of Virginia and he had his 
clearing from Mi Glover & his Let pass from me on the 24th day 
of March & departed wthout any word of disturbance & for the Fees 
yor Honr knows they are ascertained by law in this Governmt The 
Poler wch he alsoe mencons was a vessell that was then in the 
Country & shee having not such Certificate as the Law requires I 
caused her to be stayed 7 or 8 days till I was informed better of the 
true sence of the Law & a favourable expedient being found to Lett 
her pass she was released here wthout damage & stayed here a con- 
siderable time after she had liberty to pas being in doubt to venture 
tiH she had advice from her owners for fear of Seizure in her owne 
port for the Law not being of till the day of its being in force put a 




Gov. Thos. Harney to Gov. Archdale. 

great Surprise upon all Psons concerned in trade & Governrnt. And 
we always endeavoured to be most favorable in these matters. 
There was allso one V-essell more seized by informacon of Coll Wil- 
kison & Mr Porter for Importing European Goods not omediately 
from England but upon proofe that the goods were lawfully trans- 
ported from England to N England & from there into this port she 
was cleared. 

Yor Honr writes to me concerning the qt rents of wch I know 
not wt to say for there is very little come to my hands & far as I 
am Informed the receivers have got in very little Severall psons 
dispute the paying ym because there is no direct power given by 
the proprietors to yor honr for receiving & giving discharges for 
them (as they say) I desire yor honrs pticular direction herein for 
there hath not come into my hand's soe much as will defray the 
Charge & expenses, wch I have inevitably been put to this year 
either by the qt rents or any thing else the whaling comes to very 
little hitherto, I have now given a comission to Mr Thomas Durant 
to take care of the whaling and wreck on the Seashore and from 
him I am in hopes of a honest accot. 

There is an Inlett broke' in a little to ye North of the former and 
which is more hopefull Than any have been before Coll Pollock 
is disabled by ye above menconed act he being a sick man and Mr 
Sanders is noe assistant to me at all so yt we are now very few 
whereby ye Govermt is very weake Your Honr desires my kind- 
ness to ye bearer which I shall gladly show for your Honrs sake 
soe soon as I can learn who he was Yr letter came through many 
hands to me and as for ye papers which were left behind I can here 
nothing of ym I desire yor Honrs directions how I>shall dispose of 
wt money I have in my Hands belonging to your Honr I hope 
your Honr hath Red my former letter however I desife yor Honr 
to informe me of some certain way of directing letters to you We 
have largely writt to ye proprietors and pticularly concerning Mr 
Randolphs letter we havealsoe given account thereof to ye Comiss- 
ners of his Mjstys Customes We know not wt ugly representacons 
he may make or wt accusation he may frame out of a pce'll of direct 
lyes yt he has put up he seems to be Maliciously sett against us I 
hope if it ly in your Honrs power you will endeavor to rescue us. 

Therefrom I assure yor Honr we have acted nothing but ye 
plane sence of ye Law inferred from which we durst not desist hav- 
ing reed such strict comand from his Majts most Honrble Privey 
Councell comand us to be very strict in psuing ye Laws concerning 
trade and noe man here hath been injured any thing or put to any 
hard ship save yt a 3d part of Ashleys vessell by a fair tryall was 
condemned to ye King for I and Majr Swann remited freely our 
parts We have sent coppy of ye tryall to ye Comner of ye Customes 

Edward Hill's Commission as Judge of Admiralty. 39 

at London and herewith I have sent you also a coppy of ye same I 
will trouble yor Honr noe further having been already too tedious 
for which I crave your pardon and am 

Yor Hours most humble sarvt to ye utmost of my power. 
July 10th 1698. 

January 14th) the above written is a duplicate of my last since 
wch I have nothing to ad but that Coll Quary the 10th of this 
prsent arrived & delivered to me ye Exemlification of their Lettrs 
Patentt the receivers of the qt rents give me acct that they gett 
nothing in we have reinforced their power by an order of Councell 
& ord'd them to give acct in March next. 

Janry 14. 1698 (Should be 1698/9.) 

Briefed Coypyes of Letters sent to Govr Archadell" 

Gdv. Archdale returned to England in 1697, leaving Thos Har- 
vey Dep. Gov. during his absence. This letter gives an account of 
his administration. — Editor. 


(Copy of original in Court House at Edenton, N. C. ) 

"Sr Edmund Andros Kt his Majestyes Lt and Govr\ Genii of 
Virga. to Edward Hill Esq. Sends Greeting 

Whereas by his Majestyes Comscon under the great Seal of the 
high Court of Admirallty of England bearing date the 20th June 
1697. I am Authorized and Impowered to appoynt Judges & other 
officers for the Court of Admirallty in his Majtyes Dominion of 
Virga. Carolina & Bahemia Island's Pursuant whereunto and di- 
recons to me given I do hereby appoynt you the said Edward Hill 
Judge of the Court of Admirallty in this his Majtyes Dominion of 
Virga. & North Carolina to Hear & Determine all Matters & things 
relating to the sd Court of Admirallty Hereby Giving & Granting 
unto you full power & Authority to Execute the sd Office and to 
Cause Such persons and other Evidences as may be necessaryly re- 
quisite to appear before you at Such time & place as you shall ap- 
poynt and administer Such Oaths as shall be Requisite And you 
are to take care that all ye proceedings together with this Comison 
be Registred in yr office and I doe hereby require all Psons to give 
Evidence to you as Judge of the Admirallty. 

s, .> ''] 



Geo. Durant, Speaker of House of Burgesses. 

Given under my hand & Seal this Eight day of March in the 
tenth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord William the third of 
England Scotland France & Ireland King Defendr of the Faith 
Annoqr Dom 1697. 

E. Andros 


A Commission appoynting 
Edward Hill Esqr Judge, 
of the Admirallty. 

Young Dept Seer. 

A true Copy Left 

Miles Cary Registr. 


(Original Depositions in Court House at Edenton, Jv. C. ) 

* George Durant aged 49 years or thereabouts maketh oath yt in 
ye yeare 1679 ye Depot being then Speaker of an Assembly John 
Plarvey Esqr then Governor & being very late in ye night before 
ye whole body of ye Acts could be perfected to be signed by ye 
Governor & Speaker the Governor did depart home Ye Burgesses 
did deliver the Acts into my Custody for ye Governor to Signe to 
them the rest of ye Lords Deputies and my Self Signed the Said 
Acts in ye Parliamt before their departure & I kept ye said Acts in 
my Custody untill ye Governor had Signed them and then deliv- 
ered ye said Acts into ye Secretary's Office & further ye Depot tes- 
tifyeth that these words in ye 58. Art to Say (Voles in elections or 
any) were not interlyned whilest the said Acts were in my Custody 
or before ye Governor had signed wch was to ye best of ye depot 
knowledge at his owne house. 

George Durant. 

The Deposition of John Willoughby Esqr aged Sixty years or up- 
wards & William Craford Esqr aged Forty & Four yeares or there- 
abouts being both deputys doe upon oath depose yt Mr Holden did 
in open Court say that there was Neither Governr nor Governmt in 
ye County. 

John Willoughby William Craford. 

These above said words were expresst & Spoken in ye month of 

January 1680/1 before ye Imprisonmt of Mr Holden. 

John Willoughby William Craford. 

* George Durant was also Attorney General in 1(576. From the above it would 
appear that there was crooked work in legislation at that day as well as at the 
present. History is constantly repeating itself in every department and place of 
public work. — Editor. 

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The Deposition of George Durant aged 50 yeares or thereabouts 
-•Saith that Sometime in ye Spring next after Robert Holdens arri- 
vall into these parts Mr Wilkins Master of a Vessell had traded in- 
to this County was stearing his said Vessell with ye Said Holden 
his Matie Collector the said Holden did cause the said Wilkins to 
■draw Bills of Exchange for moneys to be paid in Boston for ye 
penny & pound to be paid to him ye s'd Holden not expressing at 
all for his Matie & Sometime afterward in ye same Spring ye sd 
Wilkins arrived here in another Vessell came to Mr Holden ye. 
Depot being then present heard Mr. Wilkins tell Mr Holden that 
he the sd Wilkins was undon for yt he ye sd Holden had caused 
him to pay him ye Customs of his Ladying in boston in moneys 
•when his employers had ordered him to pay it here, in tobaccoes 
Mr. Holden refused to take it & he ye sd Wilkins not following his 
orders was turned out of his employ & they denyed to pay ye 
moneys Wilkins was like to pay it himself Mr Holden did then 
give ye sd Wilkins an Instrumt of writing wch did declare yt ye 
moneys was his Matie ye Depot then told Mr H>lden that ye had a 
great priviledge in being his Majties Collector for if his money had 
been paid it had been his to say Holdens butt being not paid it is 
his Maties and further saith not 

Geo. Durant Sworn in Court. 

The Deposicon of Alexander Lillington aged *thirty seven or 
"thereabouts being deposed saith that there were severall bills putt 
into ye hands of yor depot to receive in Pork for Mr Holden with 
order to Salt & pack ye same in barrells for him ye said Holden 
wch yor depot did to ye Quantity of Six barrels wth oi«der from ye 
•sd Holden to mark ye barrells of pork by me sent with ye Letters 
Ritt butt when ye sd Mr. Holden was seized & a prisonr in ye Cus- 
tody of the Grand Marshall on board Mr. Joshua Lamb's Vessell 
f he ye sd Mr Holden did give me yor Depot order to mark yeaforesd 
pork wth ye brand Arrow forthwith wch ye depont did And fur- 
ther saith not. Alexandr Lillington 

Sworne in Court ye sd Mr. Holden reading ye same 


William Wilkison aged thirty six yeares or thereabouts being de- 
posed saith that some time in Feb 1680/1 being at the house of Mrs 
Alice Varnham I heard' Mr. Eleazer Clark say yt Mr Robert Holden 
had Sent him for to alter ye mark of ye porke wch did belong to 
him ye said Holden and to mark it with ye brand Arrow the marke 
•on ye barrells was Ritt to ye best of my remembrance being near 
thirty barrels in Number the Pork yt was in them was about Seaven 

* Alexander LiJlington was therefore born in 1644 — Enrrofi 

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thousand as by Mr John Vanham's acct did appeare & yor Depot 
reed a note that ye sd Clark had brought from ye sd Holden at ye 
time to that purport & for ye delivery of ye same Pork Butt Mrs 
Varnham refused without a receipt from under ye sd Holdens 
hand & further saith not 


Sworne in Court, Mr Holden himself reading the same. 

The Deposicon of Anthony Slocumb Esq one of ye Lds Proprs 
Deputies aged Ninety yeares or thereabouts saith yt yor Depot ad- 
ministred an Oath to Capt Haron's Mate & two of his Seamen about 
his ***** his Maties ******* y e words of ye three Men's 
deposcins are as follth yt their Capt had put Severall hbds of Rotten 
Tobacco on Shoare wen Mr. Holden had marked wth ye broad Ar- 
row to pay ye King & yt they had made their Informamt Least 
they should loose their wages there might be some more words wch 
I doo not well Remember & your Depot saith yt ye above sd Mens 
depositions was taken in January 1680 before ye sd Holdens Face 
& further yor depot saith not Anthony |xj Slocumb 

his Marke Sworn in Court. 

The Deposicon of Thomas Harrison aged 34 yrs or thereabouts 
saith That Capt Haron sent for him to Repack some Tobacco & 
when ye depot had repact about three or four HHds he found it so 
Rotten & bad yt he told him he thought it would not be worth his 
time to Repack it ye sd Capt Haron said he did not know what to 
doe with it he thought it would not be worth his carrying home 
then ye said Capt Haron asked yor Dept if he*might putt Six or 
Seven HHds in his Tobacco house to wch yor Depot Consented 
then ye said Capt Haron sent a shore the sd Tobacco being about 
Six or Seaven HHds & ye sd Capt Haron told yor Dept perhapps 
he might gett somewhatt for it when the New England Men came 
in. And after ye Tobacco had been there Some Considerable time Mr 
Holden came with Capt Haron & received & marked ye sd Rotten 
Tobacco & by his ye sd Mr. Holdens Order was shipped on board 
ye sd Capt Harons Vessell againe and further yor. Depot saith not. 
Thomas Harrison his marke Sworn in Court. 

Richard Foster Esqr. aged sixty yeares & upwards upon Oath de- 
poses yt Major Holden being at my house with Mr Feasey there 
hapened words about Tobacco Mr. Feasy saying that ye Tobacco 
was Rotten & he would not take it on board And Major Holden 
said yt ye sd Feasy should take it on board and to ye best of my 
knowledge ye said Tobacco was Carryed on Board 

Richard Foster Sworne in Court. 

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George Durant aged 50 yeares or thereabouts maketh oath yt 
some time in ye yeare 1681 ye Depot being in London when Capt 
Haron arrived from Carolina in ye Ship Carolina ye sd Capt Haron 
did relate to ye Depot yt Mr Robert Holden did Send Some tobacco 
on board his Ship wch ye sd Haron wouldnt receive it was so much 
damnified & rotten butt Landed it againe after wch ye sd Holden 
J3hipt it again on his Maties accot ye Seamen Murmuring fearing 
when they arrived in London ye Tobacco should be Surveyed & ye 
damage Abaited from their wages did make affidavit of ye condicon 
ot ye said Tobacco when shipped before ye Authoritys in Carolina 
wch affidavits he carryed to London, For all wch ye Tobaccoes 
was Surveyed & above twenty Pounds damage found on ye sd to- 
baccoes was Charged on ye Ship & abaited from their wages & fur- 
ther saith not. Sworne in Court. George Durant. 

The Deposicon of Peter Mayfield aged Twenty Eight yeares or 
thereabouts saith that he asked Thomas Harrison what Tobacco yt 
was he had a shore in his house & he told yor Depot it was Capt 
Harrons tobacco & he doubted he had donne himself a great deale 
of Injury in Lending his Tobacco house For he did not know how 
long it might be before Capt Haron would take it away & Thomas 
Harrison desired yor depot to Ask Capt. Haron if he would remove 
it before new Tobacco came ye sd Capt Haron told yor Depot he 
would have Paul Latham his Attorney to see if he could gett any 
thing for it of ye New Engld Men For it is so rotten it is not worth 
two shillings a hhd Afterwards Mr Holden came wth Capt Haron 
& reed ye aforesaid tobacco wch was Shipt on bo-erd ye sd Haron 
afterwards yor Depot met wth Capt Haron & he desired yor vDepot 
to goe about wth him & coming ashoare to Capt Craford's Capt Ha- 
ron told yor Depot he would see what a Devil made Mr Holden 
send this rotten tobacco ofer Engld for ye King which he had 
turned on shoare then he desired his men to go ashoare to com- 
plaine to Capt Craford yt he might be secured of his freight for it 
was soe rotten he doubted they would not receive it in Engld For 
he did not care to be seene in it for fear of gaining Mr. Holden's 
Displeasure & he said Capt Craford would not take any notice of 
them & further yor Depot Saith Not. Sworn in Court. 

■ Peter Mayfield his Mark. 

The Deposition of Paul Latham aged 36 yeares or thereabouts — 
Saith — That Capt Tho Haron being to pay Mr Robert Holden a 
Considerable Quantity of tobacco for his Maties use recovered by 
order of Court in order thereunto ye sd Capt Haron delivered unto 
ye sd Mr Robt Holden sundry bills & accts of tobacco reed & ye sd 
Capt Haron told yor Depot he had send all HHd's of tobacco aboard 

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that were so bad if he should carry them home they would bring 
his owners in debt & he would put what bad tobacco he had ashore 
at Thos Harrisons & leave yor Depot his attorney to sell if he could 
gett anything for it of ye New Engld Men & ye Next time yor de- 
pot saw ye sd Capt Haron he told yor Depot yt since ye News of 
Mr Culpepers arrival he perceived Mr Holden was willing to gett 
what he could out of ye Country for he would not stay to receive* 
new tobacco but reed most part of his old tobacco & shipped it 
aboard ye Carolina for ye Commissioers of his Maties Customs & 
furthermore ye said Capt Haron told yor Depot ye said tobacco was 
soe bad he doubted the Commissioers would not pay him his Freight 
for ye same great Men to contest with Sworne in Court 

Paul Latham. 

Alexandr Lillington aged Thirty Seaven yeares or thereabouts 
deposed Saith yt Some time in ye yeare 1679 in ye month of No- 
vember being one of ye membrs of Parliamt & alsoe one of Ye Co- 
mitty we did Order Mr Robert Holden being Also Member of their 
Comitte & Collector for ye County to pay Mr John Wilson out of ye 
Coleccons for a certaine Quantity of Powder &Shott wch ye Country 
had pressed for ye use of ye County yor Depot did heare Mr Robert 
Holden say yt he could not receive tobacco enough of ye Country 
to pay ye sd Wilson for ye Powder & Shott w T herefore he would take 
ye powder & shott upon his acct & pay Wilson for ye Same And 
further yor Depot Saith not Sworne in Court. 

Alex Lillington" 

Albemarle. » 

William Wilkison aged thirty six yeares or thereabouts being de- 
posed Saith yt Sometime in ye yeare 1679 in ye month of Novem- 
ber being one of ye Members of Parliament & one of ye Committee 
wee did order Maj Holden being one of ye Comittee & being ye 
Collectors' for ye Countrey he was ordered to pay Mr John Wilson 
for a Quantity of Powder. & Shott wch ye Countrey had prest Some 
time before ye sd Holdens arrivall into this Countrey neer two 
years ye pay to be out of ye Public & ye wch powder <fc Shott he ye 
sd Holden did convert to his own use Selling upard of Thirty Pound 
•of Powder & neere a hundred pound of Shott wch he sold to ye 
Varnham for hydes & 49 lbs of shott to my owne use soe yt when 
ye Countrey was in feare of a Warr wth ye Indians there was noe 
^munition in ye three upper precinct to be gott out of ye Magazene 
■& Robt Windley comeing to him to gett a pound of powder he said 
if he would give him Forty Shillings for a pound he had none & 
further Saith Not — Sworne in Court 

Wm Wilkinson. 

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Willra Pyle agd twenty three yeares & upwds being deposed Saith 
that yor Depot, in or about the month of June 16S0 yor Depot wth 
one Capt Edwd Duffell Mr of a Bark belongiug to ye Island of 
Barbadoes & Consigned to Mr John Culpeper & yor Depot at wch 
time as aforesd yor Depot with ye sd Duffell came to Mr Holden to 
Enter Severall HHds of tobacco to Send out into ye sd Barque & 
ye sd Holden told yor Depot & ye sd Duffell that noe tobacco 
should be transported hence to ye American party without paying 
two pounds of tobacco for every pound soe shipt or one penny sterl 
money of Old Engld. & further yor Depot Saith yt ye sd Duffell & 
yor Depot would a shipt at least Twelve HHds of tobacco If not 
prevented by ye sd Holden through his unjust demands & further 
saith not. Sworne in Court Wm Pile 

John Hunt aged Thirty Eight Yeares or thereabouts declarate 
& saith that being part owner of ye Sloop Hope who went Leaden 
from this uper part of ye Countreys with Tobacco to New Engld by 
order of Robt Holden on his Maties accot from whence she Returned 
to Curratuck where he took in another Load on ye same accot at 
wch time being in or about September 1680 I went my self & corae- 
ing to New Engld to deliver ye tobacco & Informing ye Governor 
there our business as yt we were Loaded with Kings tobacco he Re- 
plyed he admired what ye Kings tobacco does there & feard it 
. might draw their Countrey into Some trouble butt upon delivering 
the tobacco to Benj Davis & Joshua Lamb to whome it was Con- 
signed it proved soe bad that Benj Davis told Joshua Lamb he 
would have noething to doe with it butt searching further it ap- 
peared ye fault was not in ye Vessell but ye tobacco much bryers 
grasses & woods being found therein wch had growne therein ye 
Cask and much Rottenesse was found in Nine or ten HHds or more- 
to ye great admiration & Clamour of ye by Standers butt Especially 
of Benj Davis who thereupon said he would have noe further to doe 
wth Robt Holden & further saith not. John Hunt 

I doe further declare that desiring to ship foure or five bhds of 
tobacco to barbados was denved soe to doe by Robert Holden ye 
Kings Collector Except I would pay two HHds Custome for one to 
be shipt wch I thinking unreasonable refused ye same service wch 
ye sd to*bacco Rotted & is Come to Noeteing this refusal was made 
me by Robert Holden about ye month of May 1680. 

John Hunt 

The Deposicon of Samll Pricklove Deputy Comptrol & Surveyor 
of his Maties Customes in ye Countye of Albemarle in ye Province 
of Carolina under Mr Timothy Biggs Comptrol & Surveyr Generall 
of ve Customes in ye Place above sd aged Forty Nine Yeares or 


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thereabouts being sworne & examined saith that Mr Robert Holden 
•on ye 29th of September 1G79 released to Joseph Chase three baggs 
of Ginger seized by me for his Matie as Imported Contrary to Law 
And yt he ye sd Mr Robert Holden on ye 9th of October 1679 did 
theare Capt Walter Peare Comandr of ye Ketch Speedwell being La- 
den wth 22 hhds of ye said Holdens own Tobacco for New Engld 
being in Cask & bulk amounting to 8230 lbs of Neat tobacco be- 
sides 3 hhds More belonging to ye Seamen And when I demanded 
how ye King's Customs were to be discharged he called me Foole 
& Loggerhead Saying I had nothing to doe with his Consernes he 
knew how to pay ye King easy enough. And ye sd Holden Like- 
wise warned ye Masters of Vessels not to owne me as an officer tell- 
ing them they need not make their entrey nor steering to me nor 
lett me Survey their Vessels And on ye 4th day of February 
1679/SO ye sd Holden by a writt under his owne hand in his own 
accon caused ye Marshall to arrest me on board Mr John Jenkins 
his Bark wth out Bayle or Maineprize when I was in exe- 
cucon of my office in his Maties affairs And denyed to Conferr with 
me ye day before in matters concerning his Maties affairs being 
sent on purpose by ye Comptrol & Surveyr Genii And on ye 17th 
of March 1679/80 ye sd Mr Holden did deny to conferr wth or give 
anj T accot to me of his actings in his Maties affairs as was enjoyned 
him by the Comissioer especial Letter then newly come to hand in 
relation to Severall Psons that had acted contrary to Law Likewise 
forbid me to Survey Edward Ashley or to go aboard of him or any 
other Vessel on yt acct. If I durst threatening me on my peril not 
to officiate in his Maties affairs and said he did r\ot Look on me as 
any of his Maties officers And further yor Depot saith not. 

Sworne in Courte Samuel Pricklove 

Deposicon of Edward Waad aged 38 yeares or yrabouts saith ye 
depot was going to Corratuck some consernes I had yt Mr Biggs de- 
sired me to give his Deputy Mr Robert Scott A passage with me to 
depute Mr Thomas Bayley as his Deputy because of Mr Samll Prick- 
loves comeing up from thence he should have noe deputy there as 
■soon as we came to Coratuck we made all the hast we could to Mr 
Bayleys house where ye sd Mr Scott delivered Mr Bayley a depu- 
tation from Mr. Biggs to be Comptrol & Surveyr of Coratuck from 
hence Mr Scott & my Self went to Mr Thos Tull where we staid 
two or three daies & then Returning back againe to Mr Bayley's 
house it was nere dark before we come there thinking ye next day 
to come for Little River butt about 8 or 9 aclock in ye night came- 
ing ye Constable & John Saunders wth Men in Armes & Seized & 
Searched our pockets for writings according to Holden's Warrt for 
he had noe lesse than three Warrts out aget us to be brought before 

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him to Answer wt should be alleiged agt us in obedience to his 
Wart we came to him though at midnight thorou Mud & bryers 
when we come to Maj Fosters they were abed, in ye Morning after 
Mr Holden was up I asked Mr Holden what reason he had to send 
a wart for us as he told me I should know when he came to Capt 
Willoughby's- when we came to Capt Willoughbys I asked Mr 
Holden who was my accusers & what was alleiged agt us with yt 
Mr Holden & Capt Willoughby went out into ye Orchard for Some 
time & perused our papers & when they came unto ye house we 
Came againe & asked Mr Holden again what he had to charge us 
wth yt Capt Willoughby spoak to me & told me Mr Holden had 
made his complaint agt mee wth yt Mr Holden Spoak yt he was 
Informed by Thomas Lepers yt I & 7 or 8 more should be at ye sd 
Lepers house a day or two before Mr Miller made his Escape & 
would not suffer ye Marshall to come near Mr Miller whilest he 
was writeing day & night on his Informacon Capt Willoughby writ 
our Mittamus & we going to prison wth Mr Holden in our rode we 
came "to Mr Bay ley's house where he charged Mr Bay ley not to Act 
Mr Biggs nor make no Seizes if he did he would chayn him up 8c 
further Saith not — Svvome in Court Edward Waad. 

Albemarle.— ■, 

Edward Smithwick Aged thirty three yeares or thereabts Depos- 
eth Saith. That on the 30th day of June 1680 Mr Robert Holden 
Caused ye Depot to be brought before him ye sd Holden with a writ, 
under his owne hand in his owne name to ye house of Anthony 
Slocumb Esqr. where your Depot was much abused by ye sd Hol- 
den calling ye Depot Rascall & Incorrigible Rogue & Severall oth- 
er Such like words On ye 1st July 1680 Yor Depot was remitted a 
Prisoner without bayle or mainprize in ye Face Chowan precinct 
Court by ye sd Holden to ye Custody of Capt Wool lard On Second 
of July ye yeare 1680 Yor Depot was arrested in prison in an accon 
of Ditteny by ye sd Holden or at ye Suite of ye sd Holden on Sixth 
of July yor Depot had bayle aforded him yor Depot putting in bond 
to answer to what Holden had to alledge agt yor Depot. On 
or about ye Twelfth of Septembr Capt. Woollaid Seized yor Depot 
as his Prisoner he not showing yor Depot any warnt or mittamus 
For ye Same yor Depot being kept under ye sd Wollards Custody 
till October ye 20th or thereabouts trom thence ye Depot was Fetcht 
uway by Mr Holden order by two Men in Armes on board of a boat 
where ye sd Holdon was Carryed to ye house of Anthony Slocumb 
Esq where ye sd Holden Caused yor Depot to be pinioned with a 
lyne & soe Caryed yor Depot to Coll Jenkins then Governr where 
ye Depot was putt into Custody of Charles Jones then Deputy Mar- 
-shall to be .conveyed to ye Logg house in Pequimans precinct where 



The Culpepper Rebellion. 

yor Depot was Kept three weeks or thereabouts not having ye Lib- 
erty to walk without ye prison doore with ye Keeper to Refresh 
himself butt was forced to Eat drink lye & relieve Nature under- 
one Roofe till yor Depot with Severall others Mr Wilkerson John 
Kinsey & ye wooman accused for withcraft were almost poysoned 
with ye noysome sent of the prison from thence yor Depot was- 
brought to the house of Mr George Durantand there kept in a close 
Roome under a guard not daring Not haveing ye Liberty of any 
friend to discourse with yor Depot excepting, yor Depots wife nor 
have the Liberty to get out upon any occasion with a man or two 
in Armes to guard yor Depot Notwthstanding yor Depot was In- 
dicted butt by whome'yor Depot knows not but Inquiry was made 
by the Grand Jury wch Jury brought their Verdict in Ignoramus- 
And further yor Depot saith not. Sworne in Court. 

Edward Smithwick. 

Wee whose names are undrwritten being upon a Grand Jury iu 
Novemr 1680 at yt time Severall Indictments were exhibited agst 
Wm Wilkison Edward Smithwick and Severall others doe hereby 
declare yt Robert Holden Esqr being amongst telling us yt ye his- 
word upon his honr was as good as twenty oaths in Law threaten- 
ing as if we should deny ye same by wch assertion & threatning 
wthout any other Evidence we found two bills agt ye sd William 
Wilkison wch otherwise we should have found Ignoramous & furth- 
er saith not this we declare to ye best of onr knowledge — Sworne in 
Court. Alexandr Lillington Foreman 

ThoiMas Harvey 
William Wooll*ard 


The Deposicon of William Wilkison Aged Thirty Six yeares or 
thereabouts being deposed Saith. That Sometime about ye 15th of 
October 1680 yor Depot was arrested by Capt Wm Woolward by a 
writt from under ye hand of Robert Holden &. caryed to ye house 
of Esqr Slocumb to Answer ye complaint of Mr Joseph Chew but 
when ye Depot came to said Esqr Slocumbs house he found not ye 
Complt there butt about some three or four hours after my comeing 
there ye sd Chew came whereupon yor Depot told ye sd Chew he 
was Come to answer, his compt The sd Chew replyed & protested 
in ye presence of Mr Bonner that he had not made any Complt 
agt yor Depot butt Mr Holden & ye Said Chew goeing forth into 
ye yard of Mr Slocumb after Some discourse ye said Holden & 
Chew had together they came into ye house- againe & ye sd Holden 
told ye sd Chew That Sometime in March Last he had made com- 
plaint of some Abusive words he ye sd. Chew had. vent from yon 

The Culpepper Rebellion. 49 

Depot & calling yor Depot before him makeing ye sd Chew Sett at 
ye table & then related ye words of ye sd Holden asking yor Depot 
what he had to say in Defense of himself Yor Depot desired that 
ye Charge might be proved whereupon ye sd Holden broak out full 
of passion & sd that ye sd Chews words were Sufficient proof Yor 
Depot then told ye sd Holden yt it was not Law ye sd Holden Re- 
plyed it was Law & he would make it Law And he said he would 
be my Judge whereupon I appealed for a hearing before ye Grand 
Couneell proffering to giye bond to Answer ye Complaint before ye 
grand Couneell butt he told yor Depot that he should have no 
bayle butt should goe to ye Logg house without bayle or Maineprize ■ 
And thereupon drew yor Depots Mittimus & gave it to Capt Wool- 
ward & to take yor Depot into Custody to Carry yor Depot into 
Piquemons goal though many Intreatys were used to ye Contrary 
for yor Depot stay wthin. ye prcinct wherein yor Depot lived butt 
ye sd Holden refusing ye Intreatys of Severall Responsible persons 
to that effect threatning that he would have yor Depot in ye Logg 
house Or he would Sink ye precinct wth man}' more threatning 
words whereupon yor Depot comeing to ye house of Coll John Jen- 
kins then Governor ye sd Governor hearing of what was donne to 
yor Depot did Order yor Depot should keepe himself a prisoner in 
Chowan precinct & ye sd Governor become bound body for body 
for yor Depots appearance at ye next generall Court but ye next 
day Mr Holden hearing what ye Governor had donne abused ye 
sd Governor & Esq Slocumb with Scurrelous & unbecoming speeches 
calling them Old Fools And ye sd Holden sayd he made Jenkins 
Governor & yt ye Governor should answer for what he had donne 
Telling yor Depot further that he was already Governbr & had 
greater power Likewise ye sd Holden comeing to Depots house 
with Five or Six Men in Amies in ye dead time of Night Some 
three or Foure -hours before day comeing into ye house yor Depots 
wife hearing a noysse in ye house & Man calling yor Depot by his 
name yor Depots wife asked who was there ye Man answered 
Edwd -Wilson whereupon yor Depots wife awaked yor Depot & told 
him what she had heard Yor Depot getting up in Shirt came to 
ye Dore And after Some Consideracon he him self asked who was 
there wth yt Mr Holden cryed out Seize him Seize him Yor Depot 
asked for what The said Holden sayd yor Depot was his Prisoner 
yor Depot answered againe he had donne noething but what he 
had ye Governors- permission for Whereupon he told yor Depot 
ye abov sd Relecon in saying he was above ye Governor & then 
hailed me out into ye yard without any Clothes saveing my Shirt 
& Shoes in a very cold frosty night whereupon Some of his guards 



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asked ye sd Holden what he was afraid of And sayd cannot you 
Lett ye Man goe into ye house to putt on his Clothes whereupon 
yor Depot was carryed into ye house againe The sd Holden hold- 
ing a Naked Sword & a Cocked Pistoll at my yor Depots breast 
And after yt yor Depot had putt on his Clothes ye sd Mr Holden 
caused yor Depot to be carryed down to ye boat And here pulling 
a Lyne out of ye Knees of his breeches caused yor Depot to be pin- 
ioned with it & soe Continued all ye day following except ye time 
yt we were eating our breakfast Then by, another Mittimus caused 
yor Depot to be sent to Goal wth private Instruccons to ye Marshall 
to putt yor Depot in Irons as hath already appeared to yor Honors 
under ye said Holdens owne hand writeing soe yt for allmost three 
weeks yor Depot was forced to eat Lye & **** *** ********** 
wth three more men at ye same time in prison with him not suffer- 
ing ye dore to be opened to give in air Soe yt we were almost poy- 
soned with ye Stink thereof And when yor Depot come to ye 
Court he ye sd Holden caused a guard of Six Men to watch over us 
Not Suffering any person to come neare us except our wives And 
further to show his Malice yor Depot goeing forth did Cock his Hatt 
as he ye sd Holden called it not seeing ye sd Holden Whereupon 
ye sd Holden Seeing yor Depot doe Soe Calling to Mr Davis ye 
Grand Marshall Asked him why he did not putt yor Dept in Irons 
(only for yt very act of Cocking his hatt) as ye sd Davis told your 
Depot he comeing down lined iately from him ye sd Holden And 
further would suffer ye Dore nor windows to be Left open thereby 
to hinder us both from ye Light & Company of our friends till Or- 
der was given to ye Contrary from ye Court The ^d guard aforesd 
being Raysed without ye Knowledge of ye Governor or Grand 
Councill as they did then declare Butt when yor Depot come to 
the hearing of ye Crimes alleadged agt yor Depot & Inquiry was 
made by ye Grand Inquest thereof All that he alleadged was 
found to be false excepting Some words that passed betweene ye sd 
Holden & yor Depot as he said "Wch he had no other Evidence to 
prove butt upon his honor affirming to ye Jury That they- were to 
Looke upon what Evidence he gave upon his Honor to be as Au- 
thentick in Law as ye Oathes of twenty other men as from under 
his hand doth appeare Threalning ye Jury If they should deny 
or retuse to accept of ye same as great part of ye Jury hath already 
deposed to yor Honors And further saith not Sworn in Court 
Oct ye 10 1*** William Wilkison 

The Severall Depositions being in Number Twenty were Sever- 
ally examined by and are true Coppys of the Originals taken by me ' 

Henderson Walker." 

Petition of Inhabitants of Albemarle. 



(30 June, 1680.) 

To his most Sacred Majsty Charles the 2d King of England Scot- 
land France & Ireland Defendr of the Faith &c. 

The humble petition of ye Inhabitants of Albemarle County in 
Carolina whose Names are Undr written. — Humby Sheweth to yr 

That whereas yr Majys Petitionrs have been great & grievous 
sufferer's by ye Rebellion of Severall Audatious Infamous & Scan- 
dalous Psons who have drawn Sevrall of yr Majtyes poore & igno- 
rant Subjects into ye Same prdicamt wth them through their fals 
delusions, faire & plausible pretences Inso much yt ye whole Coun- 
try is now ov'swaied by ye said Rabble And Notwithstanding ye 
Honrable Lords Proprietrs have Endeavored by sending Mr Seth 
Sothwell Governor to suppress ye sd Rebellion, Yet to our great 
griefe & to your Mateys great loss & damninges in yr Customes 
through ye fals & tretchrous dealing & Combinations of their 
Agents wth ye Lds Proprters ye same is hitherto obstructed and in 
all probability like so to continue wthout ye Majtys interposition to 
ye Uttr Ruine & destruction of yr Matyes Subjects who for their 
Loyallty & fidelity to yor Maty have been & are in fear to be made 
ye objects of these Mens furie & Inhumane Cruelltyes. 

Wee therefore in all humility pray yr Most gratious Matys assist- 
ance for ye Suppressing the said Rebels & yt upon ye hearing our 
sd petition well in a more ample manner setteth forth our Case & 
grievances, yt yr Maty would be pleased for ye future to take such 
care & course as to ye most sacred wisdom shall seem most meet, 
as well for ye securing of us Ye Matys Most Loyal and most dis- 
tressed subjects and supplyants as of yr Matys Customes from the 
violence and Rapine of such Riotous disorderly persons as aforesaid. 
And we (as in duty bound) shall Evr pray 

John Sturgeon Andrew Wall word * James Long Senr 
Willm Foster John Willson Rolph Flether Willm Vaux 
Joshua Scott Robt Inkoson |Law Consalvoe 
John Gillcrest John Wallis Robt Bensley John Lacy 
Geo Castleton Robt Scott John Morris Thomas King 
Jno. Edling Edw. Wade Tho. Lepper Jos. Sutton 
Wm Hogpen Math. Cullen Tho. Symons Zack Meckson 
Joseph Pitts John Frith Ja LongvJunr. — 

* James Long, Sen., died in Perquimans Precinct in 1682; in his will he men- 
tions his son James Long who appears as Ja. Long, Jnnr, in the above petition. 
James Long II, was one of the twelve members who composed the first Vestry in- 




Gov. Thomas Harvey to the Gov. of Virginia. 

The above items are connected with the Culpepper and Miller 
Rebellion in Carolina and show the bitter feeling and animosities 
that prevailed during and for some years after its suppression. 


VIRGINIA, 1696. 

(Original in Court House at Edenton, N. C. ) 

May it please yor Excellency. 

In order to give your Excellency an answer concerning ye pro- 
ceedings against Mr Gerald Under Sheriff of Princess Anne County 
for his attaching ye Goods of Wm Fulwood upon Crow Island I 
called A palatines Court and Caused Wm Bray Depty Marshall of 
Cowratuck and the Surveyr forth at prectt and Severall other Psons 
to appear before us and upon full Examination of the whole matter 
it evidently appeared to my Selfe and the rest of the Lords proprie- 
tors Deputys that the Said Isleland is Several miles wthin their 
Lordships Grant and hath been held a part of this Province of Car- 
olina from its first Settlemt and hath never been Claimed by any 
former Governmt of Virginia And we. holding it our duty to de- 
fend all their Lordships just Rights wthin their Lordships Province 
lean doe noe less than entreat yr Excel' for prserving of peace 
among his Majesties Subjects of both Governmts that yr Excel would 
give order that none of yor Officers by prtence of authority from 

corporated in North Carolina in 1701-2 and built the first church erected in the 
County at Hayes adjoining Edenton, N. C , he was also a member of the Court 
and House of Burgesses. He moved from Perquimans to Chowan Precinct and 
settled in that part of the Precinct (now Washington county) between Conaby and 
Welch's creeks which empty in the Roanoke river, the former below and the lat- 
ter above Plymouth, N. C. James Long II, died in 1711, and he also in his will 
mentions son James Long. James Long III, died in Tyrrell county in 1734 and 
from his will we learn that his second son was Giles Long. Giles Long died in 
Tyrrell county, N. C, in 1782; his will, on record in the office of the Clerk of the 
Superior Court of said county, mentions his son Miles Long and his grandson 
Thomas Long, son of my son Miles, in New England, — this Thomas Long was 
eitber the grandfather or great-grandfather of Hon. John D. Long, LL D.. of Hing- 
ham, Mass., who was borp in Buckfield, Maine. October 1838, graduated at Har- 
vard College in 1857; Principal of Westford Academy, Mass., for two years; stud- 
ied Law, was admitted to the bar in 1861; practiced law in Buckfield and in Bos- 
ton; was elected to Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1875 and was its 
Speaker for three years; Lieutenant-Governor of Massachusetts in 1879 and Gov- 
ernor of Massachusetts 1880-83. Elected Member of Congress 1882; re elected 
1884. and Secretary of the Navy under President McKinley's administration and 
for a few months under President Roosevelt's administration, from which -latter 
position he resigned. He is also author of a poeticaf translation of Virgil's iEneid. 
fLawrence Consolvoe of Perquimans Precinct, was the ancestor of Hon. Furni- 
fold M. Simmons, at present U. S. Senator, from North Carolina. Lawrence Con- 
solvoe's daughter. Hannah Consolvoe, married about 1687 Furnifold Green from 
whom Senator Simmons takes his Christian name. 

From the Governor to the Lords Proprietors. 


Virginia doe for the future molest any of his Majesties Subjects 
within this their Lordspt Country 

And for wt concerns. Mr. M'clenehan he hath misinformed your 
Excel of his danger of loosing his debt for he brought his action 
against Fulwood for a debt of 100£ in this province before he ob- 
tained Attachmt in Virginia and when the writt was returned Mc- 
clenehan appeared not to prosecute. I desire right understanding 
and Good Neighborhood & am 

April 8. 1698. Yors &c Thomas Harvey 


(Original in Court House at Edenton, N. C.) 

Sr October 22th 1697. 

I desire you to be soe Kind to Draw some petition or other to the 
Grand Assembly for my Fees as I was Attorney Generall for two 
Indictments *** **** *. You promised me you would doe yor 
Endeavor herein, the Govenor cannot be insensible what trouble I 
have had in both but especially in ***** his Concernes, as for the 
other his honor has been pleased to say Captn Dawson must pay 
me but he refuses I have an order you know for what fees due for 
the Small time I was Attorney Generall I hope I shall not be De- 
barred from them and receive an affront under the Notion of Kind- 
ness; for the Distance of place and badness of health causes me to 
confer this trouble on you Yor Sellery (salary) is safe and shall 
be returned by the first Safe Conveniency I have not* seen Mrs 
Glover since shee come upp but hope to see her before Shee returnes 
there is nothing offering at present but that I am as Ever Sr 

Yor Most Reall and ready Servant 
To my honord Friend Mr Wm Glover. Tho: Abington. 

att his house in Little River. 

These pr Mr James Long D. D. C. 


(Presumably) 1694. 
(Original in Court House at Edenton, N. C. ) 

"May it please yr Honrs September ye 6th 1694. 

On ye recpt of yor Honrs Letters we Called ye Palatines to con- 
sider wt was necessary to be done Concerning Coll Wilkison who as 

Bl.iif!. ';! 


\". !' 


An Act Obliging Persons to come to Tryal. 

he Stands a Deputy we cant call to acctfor his Misdemeanr and upon 
consideracon we found ourselve noe wayes impowered by any in- 
structions upon record here to recall his deputacon and we think it 
absolute necessity that those instructions at least that part of them 
impowering ye how to make Deputys in case of vacancy be upon 
Record here in a book eppropryated to Such things as are not con- 
venient to be putt upon the publick record. Yor Honor is very 
Sensible that as the Governmt now stands its foundacons lieth upon 
Deputacons given by yor Honors by vertue of these instructions ye 
necessity of their being hereto upheld the Superstructure if happily 
it should att any time hereafter be called in question will easily 
follow especially considering how farr the titles of land at this time 
is concerned in it. We have passed an order for removing ye sd 
Coll Wilkison from all offices his deputation except, and in his 
room we ordered Mr Pollock to be Collel of ye County and to be 
Coroner and to, enter & clear vessels in that business and we have 
ordered Mr Porter to be King's Attorney and Capt Relfe Provost 
'Marshall, to whom we shall give Commissions at the Genii Court 
if ye honrs apperbations shall in the mean time come to hand. We 
have Sent yor Honrs ye Coppys of depositions taken before us con- 
cerning Coll Wilkison and a Blank deputation desiring yor honrs 
to put in Mr. Akehurst wch there being noe deputy in Pascotank 
prcinct will be a considerable Satisfaction to ye Inhabitants." 




(Original in Court House at Edenton, N. C.) 

Whereas Severall persons indebted have & doe usually by their 
dilatory pleas & delayes defraud their Creditrs of their Just debts 
& Dues for the prevention whereof for the future, 

Be itt Enacted by his Excellency the Pallatine & the rest of the 
true & absolute the Proprietors, by & with the advice & consent of 
this present Grand Assembly & the Authority thereof — itt is hereby 
Enacted, that what person soever shall Commence Suite agt any 
person indebted by Bill book debt or the like the processe being 
returned Executed by the Provost Marshall or his Deputy or Dep- 
utyes every Such Deft is & shall be hereby obliged to come to 
tryall with ye Pit the first Court then next ensuing after such pro- 
cesse is return'd Executed And itt is hereby further Enacted that 

Petition of Richard Plater. 


the provost Marshall & his Deputyes at the Execution of all Such 
processes shall take bonds with Security of the Deft for his appear- 
ance at the next Court ensuing such processe And the Condition 
of such bond shall be ttiat the Deft shall make his appearance att 
the next Court ensuing the Execution of such processe & shall then 
& there Stand Tryall with ye Pit & abide the Judgerat of the Court 
& shall not depart the Court without Lycence 

And whereas it has been Customary for the Marshall to charge 
ye Pit 4s 2d for an order granted agt himself upon ye Non appear- 
ance, where ever Pits in the aforesaid Cases shall be hereby obliged 
to pay unto the Provost Marshall or his Deputy or Deputyes the 
aforesd unreasonable Fee for the future but the Deft pay the same. 

And be itt hereby further Enacted that for Default of the Defts 
appearance being lawfully arrested by the Provost Marshall or 
Deput} T the pit shall be at his Choice to Crave an order of the Mar- 
shall or an attachmt agt the Defts Estate. 


(Original in the Court House at Edenton, N. C.) 

To ye Right Honable John Archdale Esq Govener and to ye rest 

of ye Honable Members of Ye Palle Court 
The Humble petition of Richard Plater Humbly Sheweth. 

That you a petitioner being Constituted and Commishoned Comssr 
& Servr of His Majteys bounds of North Carolina and wheare by the 
said Office one third part of the porte Charges belongs to your pe- 
tetioner wtch will be made appeare before your Honrs by all An- 
cient Customes in this Province and Further Has bine approved of 
by thoes that weare appointed to Supervise the Costumes But we 
itt is may itt please your Honrs Your Petitioner Has bine Kept out 
of his Just Right of the said third part of his Fees by ye Honable 
Francis Tomes & Danll Akehurst Esqrs Dt Collecrs Yor Petitioner 
Humbly Craves He may have an Order for his Right of the said 
Fees which your petitioner will make appear to be Due to him in 
the Hands of ye Honable Francis Tomes & Danll Akehurst Esqrs 
in the same until they Received itt In your Honrs Concurrence in 
this your petitioner Assumes. Your petitioner as in Duty bound 
shall Ever pray. 

Richard Plater 

* Without date but during Gov. Archdale's administration. (About 1696.) 


North Carolina Juries and Witchcraft. 


(Original in Court House at Edenton, N. C ) 

May it please yr honr About July ye 13 : 90,/ Since or Last to 
j 7 ou Coll Jon Gibbs did on Munday the 6th of this Instant Come to 
ey Court wch was holden for Pascotank and would not lett ye Co- 
missioners hold Court except they did it, by his Comission, & Mr 
Heartly being there he seized upon him as likewise upon Capt Ed- 
ward Web and Carried them to his house in Pascotank and there 
hath detained them till ye Tuseday foil and then he Carried them 
wth him to his house to Coratuck wch is wthin ye bounds of Vir- 
ginia Upon ye first news of it ye Militia of ye County was raised 
and we are now bound down to Curituck but Curituck Militia hav- 
ing news of it weare in Armes & had Like to have Seized him as 
he went wth ye prisonr to his house ye Deputy Governor hath 
Write into ye Virginians to Know if will please to give him protec- 
tion or yt wee may foil him in there for to apprehend him yor 
honrs Prsents here would be very necessary if. you would please to 
pmitt itt to us with all Yr Speed Imagable for to Settle this place 
in peace and quietness wch would give us Cause to pray for yr honr 
as wee are obliged to do if yr honr would be pleased to take some 
Care ye will may have some librty from the Governmt of Virginia 
for ye apprehending of him it would be Abundance of Satisfaction 
to ye hole Country who are Much insensed agt him wee once more 
Importune yor honr not to fail of yor Company amongst us wth as 
much hast as may be and ye mean time wee shall use or Endeavor 
for ye Seizeing of this turbulent man & his adherents & Keepeing 
ye Countryes in peace and Subject to orSelves 

Yor Most humble Servts 

Ed Smethwick Tho Jarvis . 
Tho: Lepper Tho Harvey 

Wm. Allen Wm Wilkison 

John Barrow. Ben Laker 


(Originals in Court House at Edenton, N. C ) 

Prsentmt is made to ye Grand Jury that Martha Richardson of 
ye Precinct of Corrotuck of ye County of Albemarle in ye province 
of North Carolina not having ye fear of God before her Eyes but 

North Carolina Juries and Witchcraft. 57 

being led by ye Instigation of ye Devill did on or about the 20. 
day of July last past the Body of Martha Parker being in ye Peace 
of our Sovereign' Lady the Queen Devillishly and Maliciously Be- 
witch and by Assistance^of ye Devill afflicted ye Body of William 
Parker and also did Diabolically and Maliciously Bewich Severall 
other of her Maties Liege Subjects against ye peace of Our Sover- 
eign Lady ye Queen and against the form of the Statute in that 
case made and provided, the Marshall is Comanded to come &c and 
and there Came Mr Robt Wallis James Farlow William Early 
Francis Beasley James Ward, John Worly John Wattkins Zackary 
Keeton Robt Lowry Wm Sim'son William Luftman Hugh Pritchard 
Corns Jones Richd Stamp Rich Madran Cornelius Fitzpatrick who 
were Impanelled and Sworn Saying wee of ye Jury find No Bill and 
ye prson Ignoramus and it is ordrd that ye sd Martha Richardson 
be acquitted paying ye Charge." 

" Presentmt is made to the Grand Jury that Susannah Evanes of 
the precinct of Coratuck in the County of Albemarle in the Prov- 
ince of North Carolina Not having the fear of God before her Eyes 
but being led by the Instigation of the Devill did on or about the 
twenty fifth day of July last past the body of Deborah Bourtheir 
being then in the peace of our Sovereign Lady the Queen Devill- 
ishly & Maliciously bewitch & by assistance of the Devill afflict 
with Mortal paynes the body of the sd Deborah Bourthier whereby 
the sd Deborah Departed this life And alsoe did Diabolically & 
Malitiously -bewitch Severall other of her Maties Liege Subjects agt 
the peace of our sd Souvereigne Lady the Queen & agt the forme 
of the Statute in that Case made & provided And the Marshall 
was Comanded 'et And there Came Mr Robt Wallis James Far- 
low Wm Early Francis Beasley James Ward John Worley John 
Wattkins Zack Keeton Robt Lowry William Simson William Luft- 
man Hugh Pritchard Cornelius Jones Richd Stamp Rich Madron 
Cornelius Fitzpatrick who where Impanelled and Sworn Saying wee 
of ye Jury find no bill and ye prson Ignoramus and it is Ordrd 
that the sd Sussnh Evens be acquitted paying the Charges." 


North Carolina — The Humble petition of Susanah Evans, Most 
humbley Sheweth That Tho: Bouthier hath put yor petitioner to 
great Charge & trouble by Causing yor petitionr to be Comitted for 
a Witch And yor petitionr humbly prays yor Honrs will be 
pleased to grant an attaehmt agt the sd Bouthiers Estate and she 
shall pray &c. • 

58 Relating to the Estate op Deceased Persons. 


To the honble Genii Court. Jno Evans humbly Sheweth, 

Whereas yor pettr having his wife brought to this honble Court 
as a Conficted Person being Concerned with familiar Spirits under 
ye Notion of a Wich to ye pettr great Damage and Detrimt yor 
pettr humbly prays yt this honble honble Court may bring ye 
same to proofe and tryall Liveing so far a Distance and yor pettr 
As in Duty bound Shall pray. 

The above presentments appear on the same sheet of paper 
among the Court Records of Albemarle County in the Court House 
at Edenton, N, C, it is^without date, but the name of "Our Sover- 
eign Lady, the Queen", being embodied in the presentments justifies 
the conclusion that the investigation was had during the reign of 
Queen Anne. — Ed. 



(Original in Court House at Edenton, N. C.) 

"Order'd that a Comission be Deliver'd to ye Honble Majr Sam- 
uel Swann Esqr Secretary of State for this province Impowering 
him to keep an office for ye proving of Wills Granting administrats 
& probetts and all other Matters for ye Ordering & Securing of 
Dead Mens Estates according to ye foil Rules.— ^ * 

It The Honble Secretary of State for ye time being shall atend 
ye Secretaries Office att ye Genrll Court House ye first thurs- 
day in every mo who shall have full power to prove Wills 
grant probetts & administrations & take care of Dead Mens 
Estates — N 

2. No will shall be proved or administration ordered either in ye 
Genrll Court or in ye precinct Court of Chowan Pequimans or 
Pascolank after ye first day of August next but only before ye 
sd Officer appoynted as afs'd and ye Clarks of each Respective 
precinct aforesd are hereby required to Return all papers and 
wrightings Relateing to wills & administrations and all other 
Concerns relating to Dead Mens Estates which shall Ly in 
their Respective offices into ye Secretaryes office wthin two mo. 

3. Iff no person with in 2 months after ye Date of any person . 
Dying Intestate apeare to sue for administration it shall be in. 
ye powea of ye sd officer to assigne an administrator.— > 

Relating to Religious Liberty 




Iff' an Executor shall neglect to make proof of the will wthin 6 
mo ye time Limitted by Law it shall be in ye power of ye sd 
Officer to Grant administration to the nearest of kinn if any 
sue for ye same if not to such pesous as he shall think fitt. 
And ye sd Officer shall not grant administran or probatt of 
Will till Certificate be produced of ye Register ye Death of ye 
pson deed in ye Respective Registers as ye Law Directs. 
And every prson suing for Admintrat Shall give in Sufficient 
Security before ye sd Officer & before whom all Evidence shall 
be brought to prove wills 

And every prson who shall obtain admintrati or Probett shall 
within one year after such adminstrat. or probatt obtaind bring 
in a true Inventory wth acct of ye Estate in their hands until 
they shall obtaine further time which ye sd Officer hath power 
& liberty to grant," 

The above original is without date, and accounts for all the wills 
probated before 1760 being now in the office of the Secretary of 
State at Raleigh, N. C. 


(Original in the Court House at Edenton, N. 0.) 

"Whereas our late Sovereign Ld King Charles ye 2d t by his Let- 
ters patent bearing date — &c. hath been graciously pleased 

amongst many other powers privileges and authoritys in ye sd Let- 
ters patents Contained to give and grant unto ye Lords proprietors 
of Carolina free Lycence Liberty and Authority by Such Wayes 
& Means as they shall think fit to give & grant unto all psons in- 
habiting in ye sd province of Carolina and dissenting from ye 
Church of England Such indulgencies or dispensations in Matters 
of Religion as they ye sd Lds proprietors shall think fitt & reason- 

Be it therefore Enacted &c. That all & every pson or psons 
professing ye Christian Religion in this Govermt shall from time 
to time have & enjoy his & their judgemts and Consciences in Mat- 
ters of religion and have free liberty to assemble & meet together." 

This paper is also without date, but is an exact copy of the origi- 
nal — probably passed shortly after the death of King Charles II, as 
the preamble refers to him as "Our Late Sovereign."' 


Justices Oath and Religious Test Oath. 



(Original in Court House at Edenton, N. C. ) 

To the Honoble the Deputy Governor afsd and Councell 

May it please yor Honors we some time Since received a Paper 
or Message from yor Honors House or Board which requires all 
Messages sent from this house to yor Honors should be signed by 
the Speaker which we humbly conceive to be an Envadeing of the 
privileges of this House as being Contrary to all former practices of 
this House which Usually hath been done by the Clerk of this house 
wherefore we humbly address yor Honors that all Messages comeing 
from this House may be Signed as formerly. 

Sent by 
Wm Barrow 
Captn Saunders. 

Wm Wilkinson Speaker. Thomas Blount 

Edward Smithwick John Blount 

John Ardene Gabriel Newby 

Isaac Willson Caleb Calloway 

Timothy Cleare James Nicholson 

W Barrow Thomas Pierce Thos Symons 

Jeremiah Symons Caleb bundy 

Augt Scarborough Jno Hawkins 

Richd Sanderson Tho Taylor 

Ben Tulle Wm Bateman Rich: Cominfott. 

The above paper is without date, but is evidently prior to 1704 
as one of the above Burgesses was dead prior to that year. 


(Original in Court House at Edenton, N. C.) 

North Carolina ss. 

I Thomrs Simons doe in the presence of God & Penalty of Per- 
jury Promis to bear faith & true allegiance to his Majesty King 
William & Will be faithful to his Excel, the Palatine & Lords pro- 
prietors of Carolina. 

And doe from my heaTt detest & abhor as Impious & hereticall 
this damnable Doctrine & position that Princes Excommunicated 
or deprived by the pope or any Authority of the See of Rome may 
be deposed or Murdered by their Subjects or any other wtsoever & 
I doe declare that noe foreign prince Pson prlate State or potentate 
hath or aught to have any Jurisdiction power Superiority Prehem- 
inces or Authority Eeelesiastial or Spiritual in these Realms. 

Thomas Relfe's Commission. 


And doe Ingage as a Justice wthin this Governmt of N Carolina 
in all Articles of the Comission to me directed to doe equal right to 
the poor & to the Rich after my Coming with power & afrer the 
Laws & Customes of this Governmt And statutes thereof made & 
as near as may be after the laws of England I will & shall not lett 
for Gift or other Cause but well & truly shall doe said office of Jus- 
tice I will not be of Councell of any Travell hanging before you. 

Thomas Symons. 


Without date, but pryor to 1703, as Thomas Symons died that 


—1703. • 

(Original in Court House at Edenton, N. C. > 

By the Honble Landgrave Robert Danrell Esqr Lieutenant Gen- 
eral! Vice Admirall& Deputv Governr of North Carolina — To Capt 
Tho: Relfe. " • 

I being well assured and out of the Confidence that I have of the 
Skill Care and Integrity of you '1 homas Kelfe — do hereby Nomi- 
nate Appoint and Authorize the said Thomas Relfe to be ^rveyr 
Generall of all the lands in that part of the province of Carolina 
that lyes to the Northward of the Town or Settlement of the nation 
of Indians called Keeohwas And if occasion shall be to imploy one 
or more Deputy Surveyrs under you Provided they are :%killfull & 
honest persons in the Art of Surveying, And I doe also hereby give 
unto you the said Thomas Relfe full power and Authority to De- 
mand and receive all Fees proffits and Emolumts wtsoever to the 
said Office belonging you and those you shall 'imploy under you 
always to observe such Rules as have been heretofore appointed 
And also you & those imployed under you shall not Survey or lay 
out any tract of land for any person or persons but such as shall 
have warrts for ye Same from under my hand & seal of the Lords 
Proprietors to you directed. And I doe hereby forbid all persons 
wtsoever to Survey or lay out any Lands within the province afore 
said but Such as shall have Lycence from you the said Thomas 
Relfe to do the Same' This ('omission to Continue during pleasure 

Given under My hand and Seale this 26th day of August In the 
Seventh yeare of her Maties Reign Anno Dom. 1703 

Signature has faded out. 



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Thomas Relfe was a resident of Pasquotank Precinct. — Editor. 



Petition of Henry Perkins. 


(Original in the Court House at Edenton, N C.) 

To the Honble Governor & Councell now Sitting 

Whereas Yor Humble Petitioner Thomas Clarke sheweth, That 
having a Mill standing upon ye Queen's Roade as people doe In- 
form him, Therefore yor Honrs Humble petitionr humbly Craves 
yt as ye mill standing upon ye Queen's Roade yt yor Honrs would 
take it into Consideration .and order ye Overseers of ye Highway to 
Keepe good yt part of ye Roade as well as ye other part For yor 
Humble Petitionr having been out a considerable Charge allready 
upon ye Dam and peoples Riding backwards and forwards upon ye 
Dam does it a great Injury & yor Honrs Petitionr humbly prays 
yt if yor Honrs think it not Convenient yt that part of ye Roade 
should be Mentained by ye County yor Honrs petitionr Humbly 
Craves yt ye Roade may be Carried another way So leaving unto 
yor Honnrs Consideration yor Honnrs Humble Petitionr is in duty 
bound to Pray. Thomas Tc < lark 

Without date, but about 1705. — Editor. 


(Original in the Court House at Edenton, N, C. ) 


No Carolina — Ss 
To the Honble Court. 

The humble peticon of Henry Perkins of the precinct of Coratuck 
Most humbly Sheweth 

That yor peticonr in the Month of July in the yeare of our Lord 
1700 did there apply himself to the precinct Court of Coratuck 
Shewing to the Said Court that yor peticoner was of the Age of 
Sixty three yeares & upwards & being soe Adged Did Move unto 
the sd Court then Sitting that the Court would be pleased to grant 
an" order that yor peticoner could be exempted from all Dutyes 
whatsoever Upon which motion the Court was pleased to grant an 
Order thereupon 

Nevertheless yor petitionr was the first of July in this present 
yeare of our Lord 1702 Demanded by William Bray Under Sheriffe' 
of the precinct of Coratuck (notwithstanding the order of Court ob- 
tained by yor peticonr) to pay his Levyes as formerly. And yor 

Hue and Cry by Governor Nicholson. 


petitioner did then tender unto the sd Under Sheriffe payment of\ 
his Levyes to witt in Tallow & Hogges Lard the Staple Comodityes 
of this Country at the rates ascertained by Law which the sd Under 
Sheriffe refused but took from yor peticonr A gun of yor peticonor 
and the same appraised & detained from 'yor peticonr agt Law & 
Equity "Wherefore yor peticonr prayes yor Worshipps will be 
pleased to order the sd Under Sheriffe to redeliver to yor peticonr 
sd Gun & to take yor peticonrs Levyes as the Law directs And 
yor peticonr shall pray &c 


(Original in Court House at Edenton, N. C. ) 

"Virga By his Excellency 

Whereas Complaint being made to me by Colle Edmund Jen- 
nings of Bruton Parish in York County that on the ISth of Sept 
last David **** Servant to the said Edmund Jennings by Trade A 
Carpenter being a Lusty Scotchman an has his Native Tone in 
Speaking between Thirty & fourty years of age Pale faced having 
been lately Sick short Brown Hair a Scar on one Side of his head 
near the Temple Run away from his said Master & took with him 
a Seed Coloured Frieze Coat & Breeches a Red Cloth Waistcoat a 
pair of Worsted Stockings A Yellow Coloured Velvett Capp A pair 
of large plain Shoes being made by him his feet being lately swelled 
a Dark Coloured Periwig & a Rugg & Blankett since web he has 
been taken & Examined in York County & pretends his name 

John ****** A , or Carpenter belonging to the Dublin Mercht 

at ****** in Rappahannock River & put on Shore Sick in the 
Hospital of James River & in Probability May have since changed 
his Clothes & name & that the Said Colle Jenning dost promise to 
give fifty shillings to him or them that shall take up & bring the 
sd David **** to him over & above what the Law Directs 

These are therefore in his Matys Name to will and require you 
to make Dilligent Search by way of Hue & Cry after the said Run- 
away David **** & him having found to Convey from Constable 
to Constable until he be brought to his Said Masters house Ob- 
serving what the Law Directs & injoynes & all Sheriffs Constables 
Headboroughts & all persons whatsoever are to be Carefull & Dilli- 
gent herein as they shall answer Contrary at their Perrill 

Given under my hand and Seal of the Colony at James City this 

day of 1G99. s~\ 

Fra: Nicholson." \y 


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Deposition of John Hunt. 


(Original in Court House at Edenton, N. C. ) 

"Sr *■ — -> "I desire, you will .present my Sarviss to his Honor 
Governor Archdell, an tell him I begg his pardon that I did not 
waite uppon him for I have business of great Importance, that I 
cannot possible Cum as yet the mdyan's plays the Roge with Me 
the have almost Kild all my hoggs and I am buse to get a share 
with them. I could well find in my heart to Sheare Sum of them 
out of there lives I have five men and horse out a hunting up 
Marratork and I hears find a cabin in the woods but I rather find 
hogs bones or hogg flesh or Cows, if this be Suffered, there will be 
noa living, I wish Sum Course might be teaken this Assembly to 
prevent it, you have A patin of Mine from Governour Sothel for 
my plantation at ye Logg hous, and Survay by Mr. Chew I desire 
you will get mee a patin, from Governour Archdell for ye loghouse 
land I intend God Willing to waite uyon ye Governour within this 
ten days and Soe I res* your Servant 


I have Rittn Captn Walker to proceed ageanst Fras and Thomas 
Palmer not John pray.Speake to him yours W D. 

these For Mr. William Glover at the Assembly." (no date.) 


(Original in Court House at Edenton, N. C. ) 

Deposicon of John Hunt aged 55 yeares or thereabau,s being de- 
posed Saith yt about some 30 years or thereabouts he Lived at ye 
house of Mr George Catch maid & he was very sick at that time and 
there was one Mr Fra: Godfrey there & ye Said Godfrey asked Mr 
Catchmaid what he would doe wth his Estate & he Looked upon ye 
Said Godfrey butt Said Nothing whereupon Mr Godfrey asked him 
againe whither he would give his estate to his wife whereupon he 
replyed I think Soe and ye Depot further Saith yt he then dyed 
and made noe other will as ever ye Depot knows of nor was he ever 
a witness to any other will of ye sd Catchmaid hpr. did he ever 
prove any will in any Court whatsoever of ye Said George Catch- 
maid butt saith yt ye Said Mr Catchmaid would never be pleased 
to make any will but what he had made in Virginia and ye Depot 
further Saith yt ye sd Catchmaide Said yt noe other will Should 

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stand butt what he had made in Virginia and ye Depot further 
saith yt he had not lived for Several Months wth ye sd Mary Catch- 
maid as ye sd George told him and ye Depot further saith not 
Sworne in Court ye first of October. John Huntt 

W. Glover, Clerk . 


(Original in Court House at Edenton, N. C. ) 

No Carolina Ss 

To ye honble Govnr & Councell 
The Petition of Richard Smith humbly Sheweth your honors yt 
whereas he was arrested by John Porter Esq & thereupon a Judg- 
ment granted against yr humble Orator whereupon ye sd Porter 
hath out of ye honbll General Court taken a Capias ad Satisfaciend. 
against your humble Orator & by Vertue of ye Same doth still 
hould & your Orator in Safe Custody Keep. Nevertheless ye sd 
John Porter since he the sd Capias Executed hath part of ye sd 
Debt for which ye sd Judgement was granted in Skins receaved 
from Mr Peterson as yr Orator is here ready to make appeare and 
yr Honrs humble Orator humbly Conceaves if ye sd Porter ye sd 
Judgement in parcills ought not to receive, but yt in receiving of 
part of ye Same ye sd Judgement is made Voyd whereby yr hum- 
ble Orator is falsely imprisoned & thereby great damage hath re- 
ceived, & humbly prayes yt your Honrs would be pleased to take 
ye Same into your Mature Consideration So yt your humble Orator 
may be freed from ye same & your Orator as in Duety bound 
Shall pray &c. Rich. Smith. 

(Without date. — Edttor.) 


(Original in Court House at Edenton, N, C.) 

North Carolina Ss , ' To the honoble Court of Chancery. 

The Answer of Thomas Blount Deft to the Bill of Complt of Wm 
Duckenfeild Esqr Complt 

This Deft Now and at all times hereafter Saveing to himself the 
Liberty of takeing all manner of Advantages of Exceptions to the 



manifold entreatyes Insuffieiences & Uncertainties in the Compltts 
Bill and Interrogatories thereunder Written & Sett forth for answer 
unto Soe much thereof as is therein prayed to be answered unto 
saith as followeth. To first Interrogatory. 

1st. Saith that he never did discourse the Complt about chang- 
ing the payment of the BilJ for Dear Skins into porke 

2. To the Second Saith it is true he did discourse or Treat with 
the Complt Soe farr as to be his Security Untill the next Court. 

3. To the Third Saith That he never did promise to pay or Se- 
cure the sd Deht to the Complt 

And further this Deft by the Complts Bill is not obliged to an- 
swer without that there is any other Matter Clause or thing in the 
sd Complts Bill not herein and hereby Sufficiently answered unto 
traversed avoyded or denyed to the Knowledge of this Deft may 
be had 

All which matters and things this Deft is ready to ever mainteyne 

,& prove as this Honoble Court shall Award, and therefore humbly 

prayes to be hence dismissed wth his reasonable Costs & Charges in 

this behalf most Wrongfully &'wthout Cause Susteyned. , J And 

he shall ever pray &c. . . 


1695. Estate of Seth Sothell Deces'd is Dr to Thomas Miller on a 
voyage for London from this porte in ye Ketch Tryall. 

September 12. £ s d 
To Thomas Miller for 4 mo as Mr of the sd Ketch at 

3 £ per mo is 12 00 00 

To Henry Smith for 3 mo 8 dayes at 30 s per mo. . . 4 18 00 

To John Alford for 3 mo at 30 s p mo 4 10 00 

To Cash pd Seamens Wages ' 8 00 00 

To a man for looking after ye Ketch three weekes . 1 05 00 

To one man Dyal going wth the Lighter 10 00 

To entring in- ye Custom House 16 06 

To ye Pilott going up 3 00 00 

To Interest of this money for 10 yeares for forbearance 

wch money ought to been pd in England 34 19 06 

Errors Excepted ^ mee 

69 19 00 
Money of England 

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North Carolina Ss By ye Honble Presidt & Councill 

Whereas Information hath heen made to us yt you Mr Richard 
French have taken upon to Marry Persons wch ought not to be 
Joy nod together as haveing Husbands & Wives in her Majties Col- 
ony of Virginia Which tends Highly to ye great Dishonour of ye 
Conntrey and therefore we have thought fitt and Do hereby Suspend 
you from Joyning together any more in Matrimony. As allso to 
Require your Due Obedience to ye Govermt 

Given under our hands &c the 2d December & 3d Yeare. 

The remainder of this paper is not to he found, showing the full 
date and signatures, but it was in the third year of the reign of 
Queen Anne, as the body of the paper mentions her Majesties Col- 
ony of Virginia. — Editor. 


To ye Honoble ye Deputy Governor and Lords Deputies. 
. The humble Peticon of Henderson Walker, Sheweth. 

That whereas there is 12 Rites due to your Peticonr for trans- 
portation of them into the Country, Wherefore yor Peticorier hum- 
bly prays an Order that it may be Entred upon Record. And yor 
Petitioner shall pray &c. Henderson Walter. 

John Crew and his wife, Eliz Crew his child, one Negroe, one 
Sevt Woman Named Elizabeth Todd and one other Servant Wo- 
man, Henderson Walker, one Servant, Robert Evans Francis Mid- 
dleton, Richard Poyer, one Negroe Woman, One Servt Hannah 
Hayte, in all 12 rites. ; ■ •'" ",-." *'\, 


(Original copy in the Conrt House at Edenton, N. C. ) 

"To ye Honobl ye Govenr &Councell The Petition of Farnefould 
Green humbly Sheweth. 

That whereas yor honors humble Orator haveing a great desire 
to settle a Stock upon ye Banks att or near Ocoocok Inlett & having 

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understood ytyor honobl Governor hath given orders yt ye sd Places 
should not be Settled by any Straingers but wt are of good fame, 
least any harme should befall any of her Majtys Subjects yt Should 
through Chance be cast away there. 

Therefore your humble Orator prays Lycence from yor honors 
for ye Settlement of ye Same, & your humble Orator shall in duty 
bound for ever pray &c. . Farnefould Green." 


To ye Genii Court 
The humble peticon of Capt Jno Hunt — Sheweth that there are 
Severall Cattle belonging to ye Estate of Seth Sothell Esqr deed 
upon a Island called Colleton Island & ye peticonrs say that ye 
Honrs Danl Akehurst esqr is about to kill the Stock of Cattle upon 
that Island ye peticonr humbly Craves order for the sd Cattle as 
having purcha= the same of Hugh Campbell Attorney of Tho 
Goddin Executor of Col John Lear Executor of the sd Seth Sothell 
& shall pray Wm Glover. Cler. 


[Original in Court House at Edenton, N. C ), 

Coratuck Precinct August ye 3d 1703. 
" The Deposition of Tho: Boucher aged jj 39 years or Thereabouts 
Sayeth yt upon ye 24th of July 1703 yor Deponts Household (or 
family) was Then in perfect helth Excepting one person which was 
Recovering out of his Sallivation; Ye Same day att Eve I your De- 
pont called one Tho: Walker a servant of yor Depont to Come to 
meet: but he instantly Cryed out yt his paines was soe Great that 
he cold not Come crying out of his belly and Stumack and Soe 
Continueth disabled to this Day: ye next morning it being ye 25th 
of July 1703 ye aforesaid Walker's wife Came from John Evans his 
House and your Depont said to her I was very Glad yt shee was 
Come yt Shee might N'urs her husband? within one hour or two my 
wife was taken with a paine in her foot Soe Extremely and Severely 
that she Cryed out: and acquainted me yt her pain was in Such 
Sort that her foot felt as if a thousnd alls or nails was Pearcing them 
and Could have no Ease but when her foot was ^ put in hot waterg 

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soe she Continued: 24: howers Then ye pain Seased in her foot but 
shee was tormented in her bowels to ye day of her death which 
sickness Continued abought a Month and many helpfull Men and 
Women: indevered to give her Ease and helpe but all in Vaine and 
it was observed yt soone after shee was taken sick shee Cried out 
of John Evans his wife Still Saying that Shee was an Evall woman 
and that shee was sattisfide that she suffered These Great paines 
by her meanes and Ernestly desired me to have her Examined and 
Serched for shee should Certainly Dy but it may serve to prevent 
her from Doing More Mischief. This she said with many more 
words Relating to ye sd Evans his wife adding that shee Coold not 
Slumber but she thought of her: before many persons present Soe 
yt in a bout a weeke after shee was taken I Thomas Boucher yor 
Depont was allso Taken with strange and Unusual pains in my 
Stamack and belley and ***** ***** an( j am g^u afflicted to this 
day soe yt I and my wife Could hardly tell which Shold dy furst 
and the Taylor and his wife and all ye people of my famially ware 
soe bad that one Could not helpe another Some time before my 
wife Dyed John Evans Came for me To meet his wife at Mr 
Tho: VandorMullens to appeare before Mr Ricd Cominfort for she 
that was his wife was not willing to heave such Reports against her 
Selfe I Readely went and there acquainted what obligation my 
wife had Laid one me to Search ye Matter more plaine John Ev- 
ans and his wife Did abuse Me and my wife and he Thretned me 
yt he wold Much bruse my body I acquainted him that I was sick 
he said yt he did not believe but that I was as evell as he this is 
most pertinant and what I can Remember which I doe attest and 
Sett my hand unto 

Copia Veralnt Edmd Taylor Clk Cot Tho: Boucher 

This Deposition Sworn to in open Court the 31st day of August 1703 

Test Edmd Taylor Clk Cort." 

The above is to be taken in connection with other articles in this 
issue relating to witchcraft, it was discovered too late to appear 
with them. — Editor. 

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(Original in Court House at Edenton, N. C.) 

North Carolina & in the thirteenth yeare of his Majesties Reign. 
To the Honoble Genii Court. 

Frederick Jones and Julius Deeds of London Merchants Assynee 


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of Robert Harrison of Yorke County in the Colony of Virginia, 
planter Complains against William Duckenfeild of North Carolina 
Esq in a plea, that he render to them the Sum of Seven pounds 
six shillings and four pence Sterling money of England which to 
them he owes and detaines quallified as aforesaid for that Whereas 
the said Defendt on the 28th day of July 1697 by bill from under 
his hand and here in Court to be produced bearing date the day 
and year aforesaid acknowledged him Selfe to owe and stand in- 
debted to the said Robt Harrison the aforesaid Sume of Seven 
pounds Six Shillings and four pence to be paid to the said Harri- 
son or to his Assignes and thereupon the pits do say that by the 
assignment aforesaid the same is become due to the pits and not- 
withstanding the same hath been often times demanded of the said 
Defendt is yett unpaid, and the same to pay to the said pits has al- 
ways hitherto denyed & Still doth Deny and unjustly detaine 
whereupon the said pits hath brought this theire Suite agt the said 
Defendt and humbly prays Judgment for the said Seven pounds 
Six Shillings and four pence Sterling & that the Defendt pay Costs 
of Suite et. 

* Daniel Sullivan .Atty ^ ye pits. 

*We are inclined to the opinion that Daniel Sullivan was of the 
same family from which descended General Jethro Sumner of the 
Revolution, hence the name Jacky Sullivan. — Editor. 



(Original in Court House at Edenton, N. C.) 

"To the Honoble Court of Chancery Colel Thomas Pollock Hum- 
bly Sheweth, 

That whereas your petitioner was Subpena to appear att this 
honoble Court by the Honoble Henderson Walker Esqr President 
as Attorney to Jno Gembell of London attorney to James Gembell 
of Glascow, Both for the reasons under mentioned I hope your hon- 
ors will Excuse my appearance at this tyme and Grantt a reference 
to the next Court or if Mr Smith come in sooner I shall willingly 
& Submitt to whatt ever your honors shall Justly award in the v 
matter and your petitioner shall pray as in duty bound &c. 

Thomas Pollock. 

1. The defts requiring as mutch tyme to prepare himself to an- 
swer a Subpena in Chancery as to answer ane action in the 

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other Courtt, Butt your Deft hath nott had the tyme nott be- 
ing Subpena untill the 24 day Inst. 

There is an action of debt against yr defts now by Mr Porter 
Attorney for Mr Hamilton Mr Loge & on Mr Peterson for a 
debt due by this deft to Mr Gembell to his use they Pretend 
and no legacies being to be payd before debts I doubt nott 
your honors will Consider itt. 

A generall Legatee being only to have the shear remainder of 
the estate cannot have itt untill all other particular Legacies 
are payed. 
May it please your honors, 

The reesons above sd would be no hinderance to my appearing 
now before you Butt having foure Slaves newly runaway and I be- 
lieve are joyned to a Mulatto belonging to Capt Gordine of Virginy 
who I understand hathlyen about Salmond Creek here this Severall 
month I most use my indeavors to have them catched iff possible 
least they should gether to a greater head and do Mischief on this 
Shoare wch I have great reasons to Suspect: Wherefore my own in- 
terest and Safety of my family and the peace of the place being 
concerned I hope your honors will Excuse me att this- time: For iff 
I should leave home att this tyme I doubt more of my negroes 
might run away and endanger also bis family who is yr Honors 
most Humble Thomas Pollock." 

Without date, between 1699 and 1704 however. — Editor. 


(Original in Court House at Edenton, N. C. ) 

Be it Enacted by his Excellency the Palatine and rest of the true 
and Absolute Lords Proprietors by and with the Advise and Con- 
sent of this present Grand Assembly and the Authority thereof, 
and it's hereby Enacted. 

That the Inhabitants of this Govrment shall some time in the 
month of Aprill next & from thenceforth in Aprill Every Four 
Years Meet as Many of the Neighbourhood as Conveniently come 
and goe in procession and Remarke the Lines of the Land belonging 
to Each person of the Neighbourhood under penality of Forty Shil- 
lings to be paid by the Delinquent to the Use of the Poor of that 
Neighborhood where such Default shall happen to be Recorded, in 
any Cort of Record in this Govrmt by Bill Plaint or information 
wherein noe Essoyne protection or Ways in Law shall be available. 

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Fryday 12th Read the first time in the House of Burgesses. 

Wm Wilkison, Speaker 
In the Upper House, Read the first time & past with ye Amend- 
mts this day ye 5, of Novembr 1703 

Tho: Snowden Clk ye Assembly 
Monday 15th Read the Second time in the House of Burgesses 
and the amendment Disallowed Wm Wilkison Speaker." 


(Original in Court House at Edenton, N. C ) 

"North Carolina at ye Genii Court Court House. 

These are to give notice to all Persons that ye Cattle belonging 
to Ct Thomas Godwine & Majr Lewise Burwell Executors of Coll 
John Lear Executor of his deceased wife Ann Lear Executrix of 
Seth Sothell Esqr. is to be Sold upon Tuesday nixt at this House 
soe yt all persons yt intended to purchesse all ye Severeall Stock of 
Cattle or all that is belonging to them any manner of way in this 
County or Collony may then come & where Hugh Campbell attor- 
ney of ye before named Executors be ready to make Seall of them 
given under my hand this 29 day of May 1697. 

Hugh Campbell." 

Col. John Lear of Nansemond Co., Va., married Annie Sothell, 
widow of Governor Seth Sothell. — Editor. 


(Original in Court House at Edenton, N. C. ) 

For Virginia & for Carolina. Know all men by these presents 
that I John Archdale do hereby Constitute & appoint my Son-in- 
Lawe Emanuel Lowe to be my true & Lawfull Attorney And in 
Case of Death his Executr or Executrix for me & in my Name to 
receive all Debts Dues & Demands whattsoever & to give full Dis- 
charges for the Same & to Call to acct for all stocks of Cattle upon 
all my Plantacons in North Carolina or to Doe & Execute all other 
matters in my Stead which an Attorney could or ought Lawfully 
to Doe Witness my hand & Seale this 26th of ye 5th mo called 
July 1703 & in the 2nd Year of the Reign of Queen Anne. > 

Witnesses being first Stamped Jqhn Archdale Q 

Joshua Kent V_/ 

Elizabeth Twine, proved in Court ye 26th Day of July 1704 
Henry Dawson. Received ye 4 Day of Augnst Tho: Snoden Clr Cot 

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(Original in Court House at Edenton, N. C.) 

-"Bro: Nat. July ye 7th, 1702. 

By Order of John Slocumb I have here Sent you 2 Bills of Sale 
& desires you to Send me word when Receaved all at present in 
great hast from who is your to Comand. 

Levi Truewhit, Cot. Clk. 

I have mist a bond of one Walter Cradock which I believe I 
sealed up in ye Last return to you under a Mistake if I have pray 
lett me know of it." 




(Original in Court House at Edenton, N. C. ) 

To Thomas Snowden, Attorney &c. 

These are to Authorize and appoint you to appear for me Thomas 
Evans att the Suite of Mr Christepher Gale in an accon of Attor- 
neys Depending betwixt the Said Christopher Gale pit And the sd. 
Thomas Evans deft. And to receive ye Declaracon agt me att his 
Suite And thereupon to Confesse Judgmt by non Cum infermation 
nil Dixit or otherwise And in soe doing this Shall be yor Sufficient 
warnt. And I will pay ^or Fees. Wittnesse my hand this^lth Day 
of March Anno Dom 1703. Tho: Evans. 

Witness hereunto N Chevin Thos. Luten. 


;(Original in Court House at Edenton. N. C. ) 

Att a Councill held att the House of Captn John Hecklefield in 
Little River Aprill ye 12th 1704. Prsent the Lords Deputy es. 
Ordered that the Surveyr Generall or Deputy Shall (with what 
Expedition is possible) Upon Complaint of the Yawpim Indians 
Lay out for the sd Indians (where they now live) four miles Square 
of Land or the Quantity not injoining any of the old Settlements 
which was made before the Order of Councill bearing Date in Octo- 
ber 1697, And Mr. John Hawkins Mr. Thomas Taylor Mr. Robert 


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Morgan & Mr. John Relfe or any three of them are hereby required 
to attend the Surveyr or Deputy in laying out the same 

To John Anderson Deputy Surveyr &c to be directed to Captn 
Tho: Relfe to Execute with speed and make returnes." 


(Original in Court House at Edenton, N. C. ) 

We of the Subscribers hereof being part of the members of this 
house doe in behalf of Or Selves & the rest of the inhabitants of 
pampticoe humbly address yore Honors that Considering the happy 
Settlement of that place wthout any the least Charge to the Lords 
Proprietors as likewise the many inconveniences which doe attend 
this Govermet are lyable too as the poorness of their Land the want 
of Timber their Distance from Generall Corts & Trade -*- 

We humbly conceive that these things being duly and Materialy 
considered that the people of that place and Nuse and all the adja- 
cent Settlements ought to be invested with all the priviledges & ad- 
vantages of other part of the Government and that their Quitt 
Rents shall not be required to be higher than in the-County of Al- 
bemarle for we doe assure yor Honors that we doe believe it hath 
and will be a great Hindrance to the Settlemt of adjacent places, 

that there is a Rumor Spread abroad that an Exaction , in 

Rents shall be required from them more than what is paid in the 
County of Albemarle which we conceive to be highly unreasonable 
and therefore Most humbly pray yor Honii to confirme all ye just 
Rights unto us by Such an Act as may rather Encourage than hin- 
der the Settlement of adjacent places lay-aside all Doubts & Ser- 
tensies of that kind its likewise or Humble request that a proper & 
ample forme be laid down before them to purchass Land wthout 
Rights And since we Know it is to be in yor Honors power to 
make what abatement you find Convenient in yor Demands for the 
purchasing of Lands the Rents to the Lands a being reserved & 
allowed off which is one half of the full rent paid in the County of 
Albemarle which is being duly considered we hope and most hum- 
bly pray is highly reasonable that a Suteable abatement may be- 
made considering the High rent reserved we doubt not Con- 
sidering the great Clemency and Justice of yor Honors to obteyne — 
We further Dessire' in behalf of Or Selves that yor Honors will 
please to Undastand what we shall be Charged for Quit Rents Since 1 
the Settlement of that place as likewise that yor Honors will please | 
to Grant unto us patents as hereafter wthout Demanding any thing 



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for them more than hath been formerly usuall or shall be settled 
by a Law. 

This Address goes by permission of this T Barrow 

House by order of the House of Burgesses Thomas Pierce 

Tho: Abington CI Dom Burg. 


(Original in Court House at Edenton, N. C.) 

From Mr Henry Norman 
March ye 7th 1700/ 1701. 
May it please your Honors. 

Gentlemen this Serves to returne you my humble Thanks for all 
your favors & Justis you have done to the Concerns left by Mr. 
Charles Wright (dpceased) especially as to the Goods in Mr Henry 
Normans' Possession, I am but newly come of the Sea from England 
& my Cargo is gone for Maryland as I am obliged to hasten after 
"it, soe I beggyour Excuse for nott.waiteing on you, as for the Debts 
Mr Wright has contracted according to his agreement and your 
Hours Order shall be Justly complyed with by Mr Boysse whom 
may be expected in these parts within this three weeks or Month 
with Submission I crave leave & remaine Gentl Yor Hours 

Humble & obliged Servt for John Sheffield & Self 

John Cobb. 
If Mr Boyse is otherwise then well I will (God Willing) Send an 
other attorney in ye above time, et supra J. C. 

To the Honrble Coll William Wilkison, Majr Samll Swann and 
the rest of ye Councill of North Carolina. 



(Original in Court House at Edenton, N. C. ) 

North Carolina. Ss. 

To the Honrble President & Council l-*-The Humble Petition of 
John Hoyter & Rest of ye Chowan Indians in all Humble Maner 
Complaines Shewing 

That whereas upon ye Humble Petition of ye sd Indians to this 
Honrble Board in the time when the Honble Henderson Walker 
Esqr was President of ye Councill an Order was past that Ye Sur- 
veyr Genii or Deputy should Lay out a tract of Land for ye sd In- 
dians of Six Miles Square And allso another Order in ye Name of 

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the Honble Landgrave Robt. Daniel Esqr pursuant to ye former 

In pursuance of ye afrsd Order ye Depty Surveyr vizt: Capt Lu- 
ten Came & Undertook ye sd Services & by Various Courses Did 
Lay out a tract of Land for ye sd Indians but wholy Contrary to 
ye Intent & Me'aneiog of ye sd Order for ye petitionrs are very Con- 
fident that ye Intent of ye Councill was that such Land should be 
Layd out for them as would produce Corn for their Support & the 
petitionrs Do Say & are ready to Averr that no part or parcell of ye 
sd Land in ye sd tract Layd out will produce Corn being all pines & 
Sands & Desserts so that they have not their Land according to ye 
Intent & Meaning of the Honable Board neither for quality nor 
quantity it being not near Six Miles Square. 

Wherefore your Humble Petitionrs Do humbly Pray your Honrs 
to take our Distressed Condition into yr Serious Consideration that 
your Petitionr may have Releife in ye Premises least we perish for 
Bread. And yor Petitionrs shall Ever Pray &c. 

John X Hoyter 

mark * 

In behalfe of himselfe &'Rest of ye Nation. 



(Original in Court House at Edenton, N. C. ) 

No. Carolina, Ss. 

To the honorble Coll Thomas Cary Esqr Deputy Governor and 
to his honorble Councill being ye high Court of Chancery for this 

The Petition of William Barrow, Morris Lewellin on behalf of 
themselves and others Inhabitants of Pantegoe. 

Humbly Sheweth That yor Petitionrs & Divers others ye In- 
habitants of this Governmt during ye time of ye honoreb Robert 
Daniell his being Governour, obtained Pattents for their Land, 
and thereupon gave their Bills to said Daniell for ye Fees, and 
they further shew, that the said Pattents have been declared void 
and of none effect 

Whereupon they pray that this yor honrs Court will Order the 
said Daniell to appear and Deliver up their aforesaid Bills. And 
your Petitionr as in Duty bound, shall ever pray &c 

W. Barrow, Maurice Luelly, Archibald Holmes, 

(Marked Panticoe Petition.) John Briton X Warren 


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(Original in Court House at Edenton,. N. C ) 

North Carlin, 

To the onerable Councel the humble. Petison of John Hiter Engen 
for that your piteser Understand that by order of his Ecelc and 
Onerabell Councell he had 6 mil Square granted him of Land to 
which it was not Sorvaid accorden to ordr for which Resen your 
petisener prays order It may be Sorvaid again and that he may 
have his Land Layd out acorden to order or other wese ther It can 
not Subsist for he is soo Upprest with < 'atell and hogs of other mens 
and the Ground issoe pore that Ite cannot make Corne to keep him 
was Sorved upon a nara neke of pinny Land that will not bar Corn 
and further yor pitnr prays he may be considered that he is not a 
stranger nor a foriner but is his one Nativ pies and therfor prays 
he may have ground to work upon therfor I Rest and pray that 
yor petisner may find favor In yor presence and as in duty bound 
your petesner Shall pray. John Hiter. 

John Hiter was one of the Chief men of the Chowanoke Tribe of 
Indians. — Editor. 


(Original in Court House at Edenton, N. C. ) 

"To the Honoble Generall Court for the Provence of North Caro- 
lina. The Petition of Thomas Pollock Humbly Sheweth — That 
whereas your petitioner by order of the Counsell held the 2d of July 
1695, had delivered to him by Mr John Porter of the estate of Seth 
Sothel's Esqr Goods to the value of aboutt five hundred and eighty 
Pound: and havinge Payd according to orders of *** ** **** 
the forsd estate in his hands ye Severall Sums whicth with whatt is 
due to your petitioner amounts to the whole Sum of twoe hundred 
and eighty Pound above mention or more — 

Wherefore your petitioner humbly craves whatt Sums he hath 
payed by order of Court and Executions on the sayd estate In his 
hand may be allowed to him and entered upon record for his Secu- 
rity *** *** **** *** *** .and your petitioner shall as in 
duty bound ever Pray &c. • ;■ Thomas Pollock." 





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{Original in Court House at Edenton, N. C. ) 

By ye Honble & Councill. Out of ye trust and Confidence we 
have of ye ability and Integrit)' of ym John Henderson Do hereby 
Constitute & Apoynt you Collector of ye quitt Rents due or that 
Shall become Due in ye precinct of Pequimans hereby Impowering 
you to demand and upon Refusall to make Distress for ye Same as 
allso upon ye Receit of Such Rents quittances or other Discharges 
for ye Same to give. And ye sd Rents So Reed you Shall Dispose 
of according to Such Advice or Instructions as you shall Receive 
from us. Given under our hand ye 5th Day of November 1701. 

Henderson Walker Samuell Swann, 
Francis Tomes Thomas Pollock. 


(Original in Court House at Edenton, N. C.) 

"Be it Enacted by his Excellency the pallatine & the rest of the 
true & absolute Lords Proprietrs by & with the advice & Consent 
of this prsent Grand Assembly & the Authority thereof & itt is 
hereby Enacted that the Master or Comander att the arrivall of 
Every Shipp or Vessell into this Country shall before he be per- 
mitted to trade give bonds with Security on the' penalty of five 
Hundred. pounds to the Honble the Robt Daniell Governr or Com- 
ander in Chief for the time being that he shall not transport out of 
this Country any person or persons that hath Dwelt or been an 
Inhabitant in this Country without first being Lycence had & ob- 
tained from under the Hand of the Governr or Comander in Chief 
neither Depart out of the Country with his Vessel! without the Ly- 
•cence of Goyernr or his Commander in Chief." (No date.) 


(Original in the Court House at Edenton, N. C ) 

To ye honoble Thomas Harvey Esqr Deputy Govern ye honoble 
Lords Proprietors Deputies & members of ye Grand Councell. 

Yor Orators Edward Smith wick & John Smithwick Sonnes & 


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"heirs of Hugh Smithwick Late of ye precinct of Chowan deed Hum- 
bly Sheweth. That whereas yor Orators Father Hugh Smithweck 
coraeing into this Country about some 35 yeares sence did Seat up- 
on a parcl of Land in Chowan precinct & from time to time paid 
quitt rents for it being 416 acres That some time abot IS yeares 
Since one Nathanll Batte Seate downe upon part of ye Said tract 
of Land and in Some Small time after Sells his right of his Labour 
of ye said Land where he Satt Downe to one William Woollard 
who although often warned to the contrary would buy it That 
Sometime after your Orators Father dyeing yor Orator Edward 
Smithwick did make continual! Claime to ye Said Land whereon 
ye said Woollard did live and wich he bought of ye said Batts 
aforesaid and yor Orators att a Court holden for ye precinct of 
Chowan abot Some 5 yeares since did there upon ye Same place 
make Claime of ye said Land & forewarne the Said Woollard of it 
yt sometime after ye said Woollard dyes makeing his wido then 
known by ye Name of Sarah Woollard his Executrix Yor Orator 
Sometime after did goe and take peaceable possession of their 
Lawfull right as being part of these said 4 If! acres for which their 
father paid quitt rents for upon wch the said Sarah Woollard did 
Comence an accon of trespass agt your Orators & then upon ma- 
king Oath herself before ye woptl Court & Jury yt she had Lost 80 
head of Hoggs of 15s a peece and Severall other damages ye Jury 
found 39s damages agt yor Orator although ye said Sarah Wool- 
lard could no waies make appeare yt she had any right to ye said 
Land or prove her damages butt by her owne Oath. 

The premises considered yor Orators humbly pray yt the Said or- 
der of Court may be reversed & yt yor Orators may be putt ni their 
pease also possession of their Lawfull right now deteyned from them 
by Thos Gillam & Sarah his wife formerly known by ye name of 
Sarah Woollard and yt your Orators may have such rest allowed 
them as yor honors shall see meete. And they shall pray. 

Edward .Smithwick 
Jno Smithwick. 

There is no date to this paper but must have been executed be- 
tween 1696 and 1699 as Governor Harvey died in 1699. From its 
contents we learn that Hugh Smithwick was among the earliest 
settlers of Carolina — appearing as early as 1661- ,; 3. Nath'l Batts 
was the owner of Batts' Grove, a small Island near the mouth of 
Yoppim River, in Albemarle Sound; Col. R. B. Creecy has made 
the place famous in "Grandfathers Tales" by the romance of Jesse 
Batts and his fiancee, an Indian maiden. 

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(Original in the Court House at Edenton, B. C. ) 

Albemarle Ss. To ye Honble Thomas Harvey Esqr Deputy Gov- 
ernr and the Honble Members of the General Counsell. 
"The humble petican of Thomas Gillam and Sarah his wife 
Sheweth. That yt land and plantacon whereon ye peticoners live 
and concerning wch the Sute & Controversye She hath been is not 
as the Mr Edward rimithwicke and John Smithwicke pretended by 
grant of the tract of Land formerly Seated by Mr. Hugh Smithwicke 
But that ye sd Hugh Smithwicke had right onely to three hundred 
and Seventy acres of land as by his Warrnt of Rights doth appear 
Wch sd Land was never Surveyed otherwise then at the Will and 
pleasure of the sd Hugh Smithwicke as may appear in that it doth 
not according to the rule of Surveying by all Lawfull Surveyrs used 
and approved run out its mile from the Water Side though it bounds 
upon a Navigable River line at that time noe land taken up at the 
head to hinder the course But that a long time after your petitionr 
was Seated upon the land where they now live the sd Edward 
Smithwicke out of a contrary Mude & purpose to defraud ye peti- 
tioner entered and tooke up land at the head thereof Soe that it 
could not run out a Mile from the water Side Yor Peticoner hum- 
bly prayes that the sd Edward Smithwicke and John Smithwicke 
may produce Some lawfull Survey returned upon Some Warrnt of 
rights if eny Such they have otherwise that the sd Land may be 
laid out according to the sd Mr Hugh Smithwick's Rights wch at 
that time he had and that it may run out a mile from the Riveras 
is accustomed in such case. And yt ye peticonrs may not be outee 
of their lawfull possession and aights wch they have had upon & 
unto the sd land whereon they now live for the Space of twenty 
one yeares Without lawfull Claime or Molestacon of any prsons 
Except the Unlawfull Entry of ye sd Edwd Smithwicke and John- 
Swithwike for wch yr Petitioners brought their action at Common 
law aad obtained by due Course of Law a Verdict upon which yor 
Petitioners Humbly Craves judgemt & Execution wich hitherto 
hath been stopped. And they shall pray. 

Thomas Gillam." 

This tract of land adjoined that on which the first church in* 
North Carolina was erected in 1701 and 1702. It also shows that 
Thomas Gillam,. at whose house the first Vestry was held, lived 

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there probably as early as 1675-8. The location lies immediately 
on Edenton Bay about H miles from the town. — Editor. 


(Original in Court House at Edenton, N. C. ) 

"Virginia Feb. the 10th. 

Know all men by these presents that we Mr Thomas Hawkins 
& Mrs Ailes Davis boath of the presinck of Chowan of the County 
of Albemarle in the province of Carolina doe acknowledge ourselves 
us or Ither of us to stand Justly indebted to John Wright his heyrs 
or assignes the Full and Just Sume of Sixty three Pounds Fourteen 
shillings Lawful money of England Corraiit due to be payed in 
Nansemun County in Verginia: For the true payment whereof 
wee doe binde ourselves us or. either of our heyrs Exrs & Adminis- 
trators them or either of them: to well & truly pay or pay to be 
payd the ' above sd Sume on demand For the trew performance 
whereof we have subscribed our hands and Fixed our Seals this 
the 10th of Feb. 1689/90 

The Condition of the above bond is such *** *** *** the said 
Mr Thomas Hawkins & Mrs Ailes Davis or either of them shall 
pay or Caus to be well and truly payd as many well dressed deare 
Skins, at two shillings For Each Buck Skin & Eight pence For 
Eatch dooe Skin as shall amount to one and thirty pound and sev- 
enteen Shilling to the above sd John Wright at the sd Wrights 
owne dwelling hous: then this bond to be voide and of no Efect 
Else to stand in full force power and Vertew % 

Testes— Giles Dowell Thomas H Hawkins (0) 

his her 

Edward |||| Murell Alice [] Davis (O) 

mark mark 


(Original in the Court House at Edenton, N C. ) 

"To ye honorable Gouvner & Councell. 

The Petition of William Brice most humbly Sheweth That 
wheas your honors Petitioners upon ye twenty fifth day of June 
last past recovered an order at A Counsell held at Mr Thomas 
Blount's in Chowan against one Thomas Blount an Indian for ye 



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Returning of a Mare within ye time of three months after ye sd 
date or to pay fifty doe Skins & whereas ye sd Indian have not per- 
formed ye said Order he humbly Craves yt ye honor would be 
pleased to grant an order for an Execution versus ye sd Indian, or 
other Satisfaction & shall Pray." 



(Original in Court House at Edenton, N. C. ) 


January ye 3d 

1694/5. £ 

To goeing to demand possession of Mr Ketch maids 

Estate of Mr Duckenfield 00 

Aug ye 22 My Self and 2 hands to goeing to ye Governr to 

prove a Letter of Attor & Cannoe 00 

To goeing my Self and 2 hands to Capt Walkers 

to be my Attorney 01 

To sending a Messenger to James Towne for ye 

coppey of ye Pattin 01 

To ye Marshall for giveing me possession 05 

To goeing my Self wth ye Marshal 00 

To the Attorney in porck 20 

To Major Swann for Surveying 04 

To 2 Chain Carriers . . . 00 

To My Self and one hand a whole weeke ^ ...... 01 

To provision for Surveyors. 00 

To my attendance and expense att Seven Courtts 

to one Court that was Adjourned 17 

ToClrks Fees / 3 

To Marshall -. 4 

s d 

15 00 

15 00 

00 00 

07 09 
00 00 
10 00 
00 00 
00 00 
18 00 
05 00 
10 00 

10 00 

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(Original in the Court House at Edenton, N. C. ) 

"The Deposition of Peter Worden aged 24 yeare or thereabouts 
Deposeth, That this Deponent being on Board the Pampticoe Ad- 
venture Levi Truewhitt Comander. bound from Johnsen Point in 

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Maryland to North Carolina arrived on the Eighteenth Day of Au- 
gust last past or thereabouts at Pampticoe. And that the next 
Day after our Arrivall the Master ordered this Depont to unload 
the sd Vesssll & Carry ashore Severall Goods & Merchandise to the 
House of Thomas Dereham in Pampticoe And he knowes not of 
any person that was Sent by the sd Master of the Vessell to Enter 
with the Collector apppointed for that port nor that the Master 
him Selfe went to Enter and further saith nott." 

(Without date. — Editor.) Peter "Word en. 


(Original in Court House at Edenton, N. C. ) 

To Ye Honble President & Councill of the province of North 

Cornl Learly Humbly Sheweth. That yor Peticinr having Mar- 
ryed Eliz Latham wido: of Paul Latham late of Paspotanct deed 
and the sd Paul Latham did Give by his last will and Testamt 
unto his Son George Latham one plantation known by the name 
of the 1-Jich Thickett and ye sd George Latham is Dead and your 
peticonr finds that his Sister Eliz Latham is his Heir at Law to her 
eldest Brother George Latham and your petitioner for the Love he 
hath to the sd Eliz Latham as marrying her mother, did Cause 
the Sd plantation to be Leased and did put a Tenant on ye said 
plantation with a Good Horse and Cattle for ye use and Bannefitt 
of ye sd Eliz: Latham, and your petitionr did at his owne proper 
Cost & Charge Survey ye sd plantation for ye only use and behoofe 
of ye sd Eliz Latham but it is not as yett pattented, and Panll 
Phillipps late Dept Marshall of Paspatank precinct did violently 
by force of Armes take Onto his possession ye Horse which I had 
on ye sd plantation belonging unto ye sd Eliz Latham or off the 
Land of Jno Philpott under ye pretence of Quitt rentes, and your 
petitionr & tenant under standing what was don vvhent unto ye sd 
Danll Phillips and tould him it was not well don and that your 
petitionr was willing to pay what Quitt rents was due if any Ere 
ye less ye sd Phillips detaines your petitionrs Horse and your pe- 
titionr is in great want of him b} T reason of KHz: Latham Cattle 
lyes in the Woods and she is Damnified for whant of the sd Hoise 
to fetch them in the Sum of Twenty pounds Sterl your petionr 
humbly prayes that this Honble Court will be please to Examine 
into ye Business to know what Authority and power the sd Phil- 
lips did Seize your Peticonr Horse, and Prays that this Honble. 



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Court will be please to Grant and ordr that ye sd Danll Phillips 
shall return ye sd Horse unto your petionr and your petionr will 
be satisfied therein and your petioner in Duty Bound will ever pray. 


(Original in Court House at Edenton, N. C) 

Henry Norman 4. himself Ricd Norton Charles Craddock and 

one Negro woman 
John foster 1: Richard Davenport & his son John Davenporte 2: 
Alexander Ray 1: Archbill Homes 1. 
Edward Wilson 2; himself and his Son William Wilson 
James Martin 2 himself and one negro CalPd Mingoe 
Cornelius Lurry 3, himself and Jeremiah Raens and one negro 
Thomas Witch 1: John Yates 1. 

Christopher Gale 6: himself Thomas Robinson and four negroes. 
Thomas Horton 3: himself his sone William and Thomas Stacey 
John Long 1: William Long 2: himself and William Jessup 
Thomas Long 3. himself John and Thomas Wate 
Peter Jones L: Danill Hall 1: William Hall 1: 
John Stepney 2: himself and Amolat Wensh, Joseph Smith 3: 
John Pricklove 1: Willm Carman 1: Thomas Overman 1: John 

Hopkins 1: 
Thomas Hancock 1: Willm Hickman 1: James Oates 2; himself 

and Mr Godfrey \ 

Francis Beaseley 2: himself and John Shaw; Larans Mayew 1 
Richard Skiner 1: John Payne 1: John Hancock 1: Ricd Stan- 

drik 1 
Mrs Ann Lillington 2: Justillian pettit and her negro; Daniel 

Snook 2 himself and Thos Lilley 
Peter paywell 2: himself and Will Tetterton; Thomas Norcom 3: 

himself & Son John & henreyn Owen 
Caleb Calloway 3: himself son Joshua and a Negro: Thomas 

toddey 1 
Da ris dare 1, Robert Karman Sener 1, John Barrow Juner, 1 
John Barrow Sener. 3: himself & Son George & a Negro John 

Beunet 1 ! 
Will White 2: himself and John Stacey; Richard Woollard 1 
Robert Enkison 1: Mrs Laker 2: Thomas Stevens 1. Gabriel 

Newby 2, 
Isaack Willson 1: David Sherwood. 1: Samuel herst 1: John 

hase Senr 1 

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John Hare Junr 1: James Fisher 4: himself, Thomas Are, servant 

Lad & 1 Negro woman 5 

Thomas Speight, 2 himself and his man. Willm Howard 1: 3 

James Coles 8. himself and John Fa'lkner: Antho Wherry Will 

Johnson and five' Negroes 8 

Canaan Simpson 1: Tho Evans 1: Ja:Freawke (Fewox) 1: Wm 

Led ford 1 4 

Obadiah Fare 1: Jno Jennett 1: Anthony Alexander 4. 3 servts: 

Cuthbert Phelps 1: 7 

Bart Phelps 1: Rich. Burthingshall 2: Wm Harvey 1. Roger 

Snell 1. 5 

Bryan Fitzpatrick 1: Cornelius Fitzpatrick 1: Jas Reevely 1: 

Jno Burkett 1 4 

Sam West 1: Richard Gush 1: Wm Johnson 1. 3 


This was the list of tithables taken for a part of Perquimans pre- 
cinct, the last twenty on the list in all probability lived in that 
part of Tyrrell which was, at the time the list was taken, a part of 
Perquimans. Pasquotank also, in 1702, included the extreme 
eastern portion of Tyrrell. Chowan had jurisdiction over the west- 
ern portion, and when Tyrrell precinct was formed in 1722 while 
the act creating it states that it was a part of Chowan only, it is 
very probable that Perquimans and Pasquotank contributed their 
quotas to its formation. The Little River section of Perquimans 
was not included in this list. — Editor. 




(Original in Court House at Edenton, N, C. ) 

Sirs. Febuary the 9th 1708 / 9. 

Yours and the Gentle Men of the CouncilPs Letter I reed Last 
Night by Leroy Truett, but there came no Messenger. Therefore 
I have Sent Lieftenant Mathews in order lo Dispatch. I am very 
well Satisfide with the fletts gooten So Soon, and concur with you 
that it is highly necessary to have a Councill, In order if please 
god I designe to come In on tuesday next Therefore I desire the 
favour of you to Send the Secretary to Summons the Councill to 
Meet on Wednesday next where you thtnk most convenient and if 
well Nothing shall hinder my designe, I received the news of the 
Leavy being Laid and it amounting to so Small a Sum as 6 / two 

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pence has mightily Pleased the inhabitants of this County & I 
think its a Closer in the whole Soe with Love to all 

Endorsed Conclude Your Honrs friend to Comd 

For Her Majesties Service " Thomas Cary. 

The Honourabl Jno Porter Esq and the rest of the Lords Proprie- 
tors Deputies. (For Mr. Porter to open— > 

All communications had to be sent by special messengers either 
conveyed by horse or boat, which made the execution of all orders 
very tardy and vexatious, the above seems to have been the rule 
and not the exception. This letter was probably written from 
Bath to John Porter on Albemarle Sound in Chowan Precinct. It 
appears that he was preparing for war upon Wm. Glover and his 
adherents. — Editor. 

WILLIAM WATERS PETITION.— (No date but a very old paper.) 
(Original in Court House at Edenton, N. C. ) 


"W r m Waters by his Humble Peticon Humbly Sheweth. That 
ye peticonr some 20 years since Maried ye widow of one John Can- 
non of ye Prctt of Chowan who died & Left a Son behind him <Sc 
about 150 acres of Land wth Som Labour Don on ye sd Land wch 
ye sd Canon bought of one Mr. John Varnham attor to one Caleb 
Lamb who adminstred on ye estate of One betterlee & had ye sd 
Labour of ye sd Land appraisd wch was ye Usuall way att ye time 
for ye paymt of Debts of prsons Diing Intestate. Now may it please 
your Hours ye sd Cannon Left ye sd Land Engaged for paymt of 
ye Money Due for ye Same & yr petit have pd ye sd Money & 
have Made Most of the Improvemt yt is upon ye sd Land both in 
building & planting wth Small Orchard is upon it & have pd all 
ye qt Rents Due on ye sd Lands & have been att other Charges in 
Laying Rights & Surveying ye sd Land. And patents not being to 
he had at prsent yr pett is threatined to have ye sd Escheated from 
him by reason of some prtend yt ye sd Canon Left a Son who died 
before he was of age wthout will or Leaveing any heire wch if lost 
yr pett & his wife must Inevitably Com upon ye parish, they being 
both very Ancient Decrepit Miserable & poor and have nothing to 
satisfie their wants but wt they make of ye produce of ye sd Land 
All wch yr pett Humbly prays yr Honrs to take into yr pious & 
Serious Consideratin & will please to grant him an order yt he may 
ye sd Land Secured to him till he can have a patentt for ye Same 
& he shall pray &c. Wm Watters. 

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CAROLINA.— (Valuable.) 

(Original in Court House at Edenton, N. C. ) 

I William Basnet Sen you doe hereby Assigne all my Right titill 
and Interest of the Administration upon the Estate of Robt Brans- 
ton deceased together with all Meat tobacco is dew to me out of ye 
syd Estate untoe Peter Malbone or his Assignes. Wittness my hand 
this 14 of February 1669. the Marke WB 

of William Basenett 
Testes. Johnsor Leb — 
his marke 
Robutt R remzens 

Recorded ye 6t May 1670. 
IP Thomas Haris Clk Cou. 

The above paper is perhaps the oldest paper extant, executed in 
the Colony; there may be older papers in North Carolina executed 
in England. It is very valuable, showing as it does that the Courts 
had been organized with regularly constituted officers, and that 
the records were being recorded, of which fact this paper gives us 
the first record evidence. — Editor. 


(Original in Court House at Edenton, N. C. ) 

N. Carolina. Ss ( , These are in the Name of his Excell the 

Palatine & Lords proprietors to require you to Inquire by a Jury 
of freeholders wt Lands and tenemts Win Mowbray Late of Pasco- 
tank prt dyed Seized of & whether he hath any heires or did in his 
life time by his Last Will or otherwise dispose of the Same and 
make returne of this Warrt wth yor proceedings to the Secretary's 
Office — N Given under our hands & Seale of ye Colony this 20th 
day of March 1699 / 1700.^ 

Henderson Walker, Francis Tomes, 
To ye Escheator Thomas Pollock, Samul Swann. 

No Carolina Ss — To the Provost Marshall or Deputy. 

These are in the name of his Excell the Palatine & Lds proprie- 
tors to Require you to Sum. twelve Good & lawfull Men freeholders 
of the Prct of Pascotank to Meet Me at the house of Mr. Rich. Pope 


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to Execute the Wart hereto annexed. 
Seal the 11. of June 17.00 

Given under my hand & 
W. Glover. 

Pascotank Precinct Ss. 

An Inquisition had & taken at the house of Mr Richard Pope in 
the prcinct of Pascotank aforesaid the 13' day of June Anno Dom 
1700. before me Wm Glover Escheator for the Province of North 
Carolina at which time and place I caused a Jury to be impannel- 
led & sworne and gave them in Charge to inquire what Lands & 
Tenements Wm Mowbray deceased in the writt hereunto Annexed 
Mentioned died seized off and whether he in his Life time by his 
Will and Testament disposed of the Same or by any other Wayes 
or Meanes or whether he hath any heyr in this Government. 

And they the Jury upon inquiry made doe make returne that 
the sd Wm Mowbry dyed Seized of a Tract of Land Conteyning 
Two hundred Acres Scituate in Pascotank prcinct aforesaid ajoyning 
on the Lands of Eliz Coals & Newbegun Creek Swamp and they 
alsoe Say that to their knowledge he did not in his Life time dis- 
pose of his said Lands and that he hath no Heyrs that they know 
of in this Goverment Soe that the Said Lands doe fall to the Lords 
Proprietors. In Testimony whereof I the sd Wm Glover Escheator 
and they the sd Jury have Severally Sett o'r hands & Seales the 
day and year above said. 

W. Glover Esct (o) 
Caleb Bundy (o) Edward Mayo (o) William bundy (o) 
Henry Pendleton (o) Henry Keaton (o) James Gad (o) 
Hugh McGregor (o) Lawrence Keton (o) William Reed (o) 
Thomas Armour (o) Tho: Pendleton (o) Ed Mayo Junr (o) 
To ye Heirs of Rich Pope. 


(Original in Court House at Edenton, N. C. ) 

"To the honoble the high Cort of Chancery 

The Bill of Complaint of Matthew Pritchard and Sarah his wife 
Administratrix of Patrick Henley deceased and also Extrix of 
John Culpeper deceased Complaynants agt Captn John Hunt, Deft 
In humble manner yor Dayly Orator humbly shew to yor Honors 
that some time before the Decease of the sd Culpeper yor Orator 
Sarah's former husband One James Larkin of New England came 
to and agreed wth him for the use. of a Store house and accomoda- 


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tions for Such person as he should Send to look after the man- 
agement and Sale of what Goods should be Sent by himself and 
Company after the Rate of Five and Twenty Shillings per Month 
and in pursuance of the sd Agreement the Sd Larkin and Company 
did send a Store ot Goods and one Thomas Chancy to Manage the 
Same who continued wth the said Store att yor said Orators Sarahs 
husband Culpeper house about the Space of Eighteen Months for 
which there became due the Sum of Twenty two pounds Ten Shil- 
lings. And yor Orator further humbly sheweth that after the De- 
cease of her said Husband Culpeper She Entermaried with the Said 
Patrick Henley who was advised to take out Letters of Administra- 
tion of the sd Clancy's Estate and upon obteyning of which Wil- 
liam Duckenfield Esqr brought his Sute in the Honoble the Gene- 
rall Cort agt yor Orators sd Husband & yor Orator for Twelve 
pounds as Administrator of the Estate of Clancys and Recovered 
the Same with Costs and the said Duckenfield has Since to witt the 
Last Generall Cort revived his sd Judgment by a Writt of Scire fa- 
cias and yor Orators aie dayly in Danger of an Execution to be 
taken out against them for the Same 

Now Soe is it may it please yor Honrs that Captn John Hunt by 
Virtue of a power from the sd Larkin or some other of the Company 
then living obteyned a Judgmt agt yor Orators sd Husband Henley 
and herself for all what Estate was in their possession by virtue of 
the Administration aforesaid and tooke the same out of their Hands 
as by the Records of the Honoble Generall Cort may appear May 
it therefore please yor Honors (yor Dayly Orators haveing noe 
Remedy by the Strict Rules of the Comon Law) to take the prem- 
ises into yor Grave and Serious Considerations and to Grant unto 
them the Lords proprietors Writt of Subpa to the Said John Hunt 
Directed thereby comanding him att a Daye certaine and Under a 
Certaine penalty to appear before yor Honors and then and there 
Declare upon his Oath what Estate of the Sd Larkins and Company 
he has yett remaining in his hands and that soe much of the Same 
may be decreed to your Orators as will Satisfy the aforesaid Judgmt 
of Twelve pounds with Costs aforesaid and the Storage and ac- 
comodations aforesaid and that yor Orators m ly be further releived 
in the premises according to yor Honors Wonted Equity Justice and 
Good Conscience. And as in duty Bound they shall pra} r &c." 

The above paper is without date, but as Matthew Pritchard mar- 
ried, about 1696 or 1697, Mrs. Sarah Henley widow of Patrick Hen- 
ley, it was written shortly after this marriage. Mrs. Sarah Henley 
has a very large number of descendants among the "Friends. - " We 
have published it not only as a record of the Court of Chancery, but 

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also that they may have the benefit of the Genealogy contained in 
it. — Editor. 


(Originals in Court House at Edenton, N. C. ) 

"Albemarle 2078 

This Bill bindeth me Edward Smithwick my hears execurs at- 
minisrs for to pay unto Mr Samuell Swann hee his hears execurs or 
Assge ye full & Just quantaty of to thousand Seventy & eight 
pounds of good Sound fat Clean drest neat poarke to be paide at a 
convenant Landing wthin ye precink of Chowan upon demand ye 
Same being due to ye Saide Swann for so much by him paide to 
Coll Philip Ludwell Late Govr of this Province for four yeares quit 
rents of my Land being 1300 Arks more or Less as witness my 
hand & Seal this 9 day of February Anno 1696/7. 

Test Thos Luten-*-Alles [] Gent. Edward Smithwick (°) 
Mr. Smithwicks Bill for 2078 Reed in part of ye within bill 1570 
dew 50S Cr by Rebate 188 = 320." 

This bill bindeth me William Still My heres Executors adminis- 
trators and Assignes to pay or Cause to be payd unto Thomas Du- 
rant or to his order the full and Just Sum of one pound ten shil- 
lings, in Oyle and in Good tite Cask full and Good to the Likeing 
of thesd tho Durant and to be delivered at Sum Cohvenent Landen 
near your one house one tenth day of Febrory next ensuing the 
date hereof as witness my hand the 29 day of July 1696. 

Teste, John Durant Rebecka U Pateesou. William T Still" 

By reference to a letter from Thomas Harvey, Deputy Governor, 
to Gov. Archdale published in this number, the reader will find 
that he states that the revenue from fishing had been very small 
but that he had appointed Mr. Thos. Durant to take charge of the 
collections and expected an honest account. The above bill was_ 
probably given by Wm. Still for an amount due prior to the time 
Mr. Thos. Durant took charge of the collection, upon which time 
was allowed for its settlement, default being made in the payment, 
it was turned over to the Governor and Deputies for action, hence 
its appearance among the records. Whale and Sturgeon were Royal 
fish and a license was necessary to catch them, the parties so en- 
gaged^ paying a royalty of ten per cent, of the value of fish taken to 
the Lords Proprietors. — Editor. 


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"This bill byndethe me Mathias Toaler iny heirs Exrs & adrnrs 
to Pay unto Honble Thos Pollock his heirs or assignes Three Bar- 
rels of whale Oyle in Good Tight Casks at a Convet Landing near 
his ye sd Toalers house at the Sand Bankes by ye 20th of Febry 
[nsuing this Date as witness my hand this 24th August. 1697. 

Test. Godfrey Spruell. Matthias Towler" 

Thos Abington. 

We are assured of Mathias Towler being engaged in Whale fish- 
ing, for in a previous number we published an account of a "rucas" 
(as our friend Hon. Win. M. Boyd puts it) he had with Charles 
Tomas for cutting up a Whale on the beach that the said Tomas 
was at work upon. — Editor. 



(Original in Court House at Edenton, N. C. ) 

"To the Honorable Deputy Govern and 'Counsill. 

The Humble petition of wee the Inhabitants of Pamticoe: May 
it please yor honors Wee whose names are hereunto annext in be- 
half of our selves and the rest of the Inhabitants of Pamticoe do 
most humbly petition yor honors that wee may have a high Road 
Sett forth for us to pass and Repass upon one Lawfull Occasions 
out of this parte of the County into Pamticoe or from thence further 
when required by the Governmt to pay our attendance, for as yet 
there being no high Road made and Establisht by Law over Ken- 
dalls Creek wee may probably there meet wth a hindrance of a 
passage Though our occasions ether relating to yorselves or the 
Governmt bee never so Emrgent. Wee therefore your honores 
most humble petitioners pray to bee relieved in the premises and 
yor petitioners will ever pray — " 

The above paper is without date and the names of the petitioners 
are torn off at the bottom. — Editor. 


(Original in Court House at Edenton, N. C. ) 

To the Rtt Honoble Philip Ludwell Govern &c the Honble the 
Lords Proprietors Deputys and Grand Council 1 now Sitting. The 
Humble Peticon of Patrick Henly in most humble manner Shew- 
eth., 'That whereas one Bonifield was possest of the planta where- 


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in yor petitioner now liveth and after he had lived on it some years 
he went out of this County, and has never Sence been heard of and 
noe heir of his having never yet appeared ever Sence the said Boni- 
fields .Departure and yor petitioner and his predecessors having 
paid Quitt Rents ever Since it was first Seated by yor Peticonrs 
predecessrs The premises Considered yor Petionr Humbly pray 
that he may have liberty to Escheat the sd planta no heir having 
ever yett appeared and forasmuch as our Laws are Somewhat agree- 
able with the Laws of Virginia and never any president of that 
nature has Ever yett appeared in this County your peticoner hum- 
bly prayes he may have the Escheat upon the Same terms and. 
Condicon that the Lands on an Escheat passeth in Virginia he and j 
his predecessrs haveing lived possessed and built upon it for almost 
twenty yeares without any molestation And as in Duty' Bound will 
pray &c. • Pa Henly. 

Without date— but between 1689 and 1694 — Governor LudwelPs 
term of office. — Editor. 


(Original in Court House at Edenton, N. C. ) 

I Whereas many of the Inhabitants of Bertie County, have pe- 
titioned for an Act for appointing a Town at a place called Black- 
man's Landing on the West Side of Casia River on a Plantation'- 
belonging to Joseph Wimberly, and that Commissioners maybe: 
appointed for laying out the same. 

II We pray itt may bee Enacted and be it Enated &c. That 
as soon as the Proprietor of the said Land at the place called Black- 
man's Landing, shall acknowledge his Consent and Concurrence, : 
in open Court of the said County, to have Fifty acres of Land laid] 
out for a Town, as hereinafter is directed, it shall and may be law-] 
full for Thomas Whitmell, John Hill, and John Hearst, who arel 
hereby Nominated and appointed Commissioners, with full Power, 
and Authority to lay out Fifty acres of Land, at the said Place^ 
called Blackman's Landing, for a Town, by the name of Wimberly;" 
and they or the major Part of them, are hereby directed and im-j; 
powered, to lay out Fifty acres of Land, at and adjoining the said: 
Landing, into Lotts, of half an Acre each, with Convenient Streets, I 
and a Place for a Church, and Market 

III And be it further Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid. 
That when the Commissioners aforesaid, or the Major Part of them/ 

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have laid out the said Town in Manner as aforesaid, every Person 
whatsoever who is willing to be an Inhabitant of the Town, shall 
have Liberty to take up any Lot or Lotts so laid out as aforesaid, 
and not before taken up; which Lot or Lotts the Commissioners or 
the Majority of them are hereby impowered and directed, to grant, 
convey and acknowledge, by Deed, to the Person or Persons so 
takeing up the same and his Heirs and Assigns, for ever, in Fee 
Simple, upon Payment of Thirty Shillings, Proclamation Money. 

IV. And be it further Enacted, &c. That Mr. Robert Hunter 
be and he is hereby appointed Treasurer and Receiver of all such 
Rum and Sums of Money which shall arise by the Sale of the said 
Lots, for the Use of the said Joseph Wimberly, his Heirs and as- 
signes; and on the Death, or Departure out of the Government of 
the said Treasurer, the said Commissioners, or the Majority of 
them, shall appoint some other Person in the Place of the said 

V. And be it further Enacted, &c. That the Treasurer herein 
appointed, and every Treasurer that may be hereafter appointed by 
the Commissioners, as aforesaid, shall give Security, to the County 
Court, that he shall and will account and pay in all the Monies he 
shall receive by the sale of all and every Lot and Lotts that shall 
be sold in such Town on the Twenty Fifth Day of March, Yearly 
to Mr. Joseph Wimberly, his Heirs or assigns. 

VI. Provided always. That if any Lot or Lotts shall be granted 
and conveyed by the said Commissioners, to any Person or Persons 
whatsoever, who shall not, within Eighteen Months, build a good, 
substantial, habitable, framed or Brick-house, not of less Dimen- 
sions than Twenty Feet in length Sixteen Feet wide, with a Brick 
Chimney, such Grant or Conveyance shall be void, and'of none Ef- 
fect, as if the same had never been made; and the Commissioners 
may grant and Convey such Lot or Lotts which shall not be built 
on within that time and in the manner as is before directed, to any 
other Person or Persons, applyeing for the same, and paying the 
Money for the said Lot or Lotts as in this Act before directed, for 
the Use of the said Joseph Wimberly his Heirs or Assignes, as 


(Original in Court House at Edenton. N. C.) 

North Carolina To ye Genii Court. 

Mr Rich Plater Attorn Genrll on behalfe of his Excel the Pala- 

rr« s 


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tine and rest of the true and Absolute Lords Proprietors pit vers 
Thomas Godwin Execut'r of the last will and testament of Coll 
John Lear Execute of the last will & testamt of Madam Anna Lear 
Executx of the last will & testamt of Seth Sothel Esqr deed De- 
fendt in a plea of the case complaineth that the said Seth Sothel in 
his liftime did hold & possess a tract of land containing four thou- 
sand acres lying within the prect of Chowan in this Governmt for 
& during the Space and terme of Nine yeares that is to Say from 
and after the twenty Ninth day of September wch was in the yeare 
of our Lord 1680 untill the 30th day of September wch was in the 
Year of our Lord 16S9 to wch sd Land during the terme of nine 
aforesaid was holden of his Excel the palatine & rest of the true & 
absolute Lords Proprietors for ye yearly rent of ye 4000 acres of 
land aforesd, every Year during the sd terme of Nine yeares ye just 
sum of four pounds sterl. ye severall suras amounting to 36£ is be- 
hind & unpaid tho often demanded &c. 


[Children of Protestant Parents were not Bound to Quakers.) 

(Original in Court House at Edenton, N. C. ) 

"To the Honoble Deputy Governor and Councill.— ^be Humble 
petition of Thomas Symons, Sheweth unto yor Honors that yor pe- 
titionr has been refused the Guardinship of a member of his under 
p'etense of a Clause of An Act of Assembly relating to Orphans that 
none shall be bound to Quakers that are of Protestant parents. 
May it therefore please yor Honors" &c. 

Unfortunately the balance of the paper has been destroyed by 
insects — but what we have given is plain and an exact copy. It 
is without date and probably about the year 1690. Thos. Symo.ns 
died about 1694 we think. — Editor. 


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TENTH REGDIEXT-Abrahain Shepard, Colonel. 

Davis, Richard, pt. Wilson's Co.. May 15, '77. 

Davis, Case, pt. Wilson's Co.. Oct 1, ''77. 

Davis, Benjamin, pt. Shepard's Co.. May 2, '77. 3 vears. 

Davis, Elisha, Sergt, Gregory's Co.. May 31. '77. 3" vears. Pt. June 78. 

Davis, John, pt. Mustd Jan" '78, dead May, '78. 

Davis, Josiah, pt. April 25, '76, 2A years. Discharged Oct. 30, '78. 

Davis Samuel, pt Lt. Col's Co , '78 9 mo. 

Davis, Aaron, pt Ballard's Co., '78. 9 mo 

Davis, Bartly, pt. Bradley's Co., Julv 2). '78. 9 mo. 

Davis, James, pt. Ballard's Co., Julv 1, '79. IS mo. Dstd Oct 19, '79. 

Davis, Jno. pt Ballard's Co., June 30, '79. YV. 

Davis, Stephen, Quinn's Co , 1779. 3 years 

Davis, Jehu, ensign, — , Mav 6, '81 

Davis, William, Sergt., McRee's Co., April 28, '81 ; 12 mo. Left service Apl 25, '82. 
Davis, Micajah, pt Raiford's Co., Mav 5, '81; 12 mo Promoted Jan 8, '82. Left 

service April 23, '82. 
Davis, James, pt. Lytle's Co , July 9, '81; 12 mo. Omitted in '81. 
Davis, Burrel. pt. Sharp's Co , June 20, '81. Omitted in '81. 
Davis, Joel, pt. Doherty's Co., '81; Time out July 3. '82 
Davis, Leonard, pt. Brevard's Co., '81. W. Must'd Jan. '82. 
Davis, Thos , pt, Hall's Co., '81. Left service Julv 7. '82. 
Davis, Thos., pt Hall's Co , 'SI; 12 mo. Dstd Apl 1, '82. Must War Dec. '82. 

Deserted Jan 15. '82. 
Davis, Edwd, pt Jones' Co., Dec. 12, '81. 

Davis, John, Jones' Co , Oct 3. '81. Corpl April 82. Time out Oct. 1, '82. 
Davis, Aaron. Coleman's Co., Dec. 12, '81; 12 mo. 
Davis Wm„ Jones' Co., Mar. 1, '82; 12 mo. 
Davis, Thos.. Jones' Co., Feb. 1, '82; Dstd Apl. 1, '82. 
Davis, John, Hadley's Co , Aug. 1, '82; 18 mo. 

Davis. Joseph, Hadley's Co., Aug. 1, 18 mo. . 

Davis, Archd, muse. Hadlev's Co , Aug. 1; 3 vears, pt. Dec. '82. 
Davis, Robt , pt. Brevard's Co., 1782; 18 mo. 

Davis, Lee, musd Sept. '79 

Davis, Thos., musd dstd Seyt '79. 

Davis, Stephen, pt. Sharp's Co.. 3 years; musd Jan. '79. 

Davis, Joshua, Colonel's Co., June 10, '79; IS mo. 

Dang, Zacha. muse, Jarvis' Co , May 13, '77; 3 yrs. pt. Aug. '78. 

Dang, Peter, pt. Jarvis' Co., Mav 7, '77; omitted Sept '78. 

Dawley. David, Corpl, Heron's Co.. Apl 29, '77; 3 years pt., Corpl Nov. '79. 

Dasher, Chrisn, pt . March 31, '78; 3 years. 

Davidson, Thos., pt. . musd June '78; disc. Oct. 1. '78. 

Davidson, Jno., pt McRee's Co., May 25, 78; 12 mo. Left service May '82 

Davidson, Jas . pt , Armstrong's Co., : 81; timeout April 21. '82. 

Davison, Jas., pt. Raiford's Co., Apl 15, '81: Dstd Aug. '81; joined Dec. 25, '81; 

Omitted Jan. '82. See Hardy Lewis. 
Davison. Emanuel, pt. Sharp's Co., Dec 14, "78; musd Feb. '79. 
Davenport, Wm., pt. Quinn's Co . July 20, '78; 9 mo. 
Davenport, Ephm ; pt. Brevard's Co.. '81 ; 12 mo Left service May 2. '82. 
Dawtrey, Lewis, pt. Brndlev's Co , 1778; 9 mo. 
Dawtrey. Thos., pt Bradley's Co , 1778; 9 mo. 
Dawtrv, Jacob Quinn's C<>. 1779; 3 vears. 

Darnald. Antv, pt Bradlev's Co , Apl 20, '78; 9 mo. Dstd Oct. 78. 
Daniel, Thos.! pt. Child's Co.. 1778; 3 years. Dstd Aug 2, '78. 


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Daniel, Jno., pt. Lytle's Co., April 12, '81. Dstd July 6, '81. 
Daniel. Jepha, pt. Doherty's Co., Julv 81. Time out May 2(5, '82. 
Daniels, Thos., Corp'l, Mills Co., 82. " 12 mo; time out March 1,'83. 

Daniels, Joab, pt Hadley's Co., Aug. . 18 mo. 

Donalson, Jesse, pt. Montfort'sCo., June 5, '79. W. Dstd May 27, '83. 

Davey, Jas., pt Lytle's Co., June 6, '81 ; 12 mo. Left service June 6, '82. 

Dawson, John, pt. Brevards Co., '81; 12 mo. Left service May 22' 82. 

Dawky, I. Win., pt. Bacot's Co 1782; 18 mo. 

Dean, sterling, pt. Shepard's Co , July 5, '77. 3 yr, VV. Pris'r June 1, '79. MusL'd 

Nov '79. 
Dean, Jno., pt. Quinn's Co., July 20, '78; 9 mo. 
Dean, Richd, pt. Baker's Co., '78; 9 mo. 

Dean, Moses, Sharp's Co., Apl 15, '81; 12 mo. Disc. Feb. 1, '82 
Dean. Robt., pt, Walton's Co., '81. Must'd war Sep. 1, l 82: dead Nov. 11, '82. 
Dean, Abm, pt. Armstrong's Co. W. Must'd Jan. 82. 
Dean, Phillip, pt. Coleman's Co., 1782 W. Must'd Jan. 79. 

Dean, Phillip, pt dst'd Sept. '79. 

Defnel, Wm.. Corp'l Stevenson's Co.. Apl 21, 77; 3 yrs. Pt. June '78. 
Defuel. David, pt Stevenson's Co., Apl '77; 3 yrs. 
Dew, Jno , pt. Stevenson's Co., May 13, '77; 3 yrs. 
Deal, Jno., pt. Moore's Co., Aug. 5. '77; 3 yrs. 
Deal, Jno., pt Bacot's Co.. 1782; 18 mo. 

De'Ell. Wm. pt. , May 1, '79. W. Omt' Nov. 

♦Denny, Abm, pt. , Mar. 1, '77; 3 yrs. 

Dempsey Jno , pt. Hogg's Co , July 20, '78; 9 mo. 

Dest'd July 21, '78. 

Dempsev, Wm., pt. Baker's Co., July 20. 78 Dstd Aug. 30, 78. 
Dempsey, Hezh, pt. Ballard's Co.. 1778 Dstd Aug 30, '78. 
Dedrick. Jacob Blount's Co., 18 mo. Joined Dec. 79. Pulaski's Legion. 
Dedriek, Jacob, pt Hadlev's Co., Aug 27, '82; 12 mo. or Bailey's Co. 

Denson, Wm., , 1779, 9 mo Died Sept. 1, '79. 

Dennis, Wm., , 1779, 9 mo. Died Sept, '79. 

Demrv, Allen, pt. Brevard's Co , 12 mo. Left service May 25, '82. 
Demry, Jehu. Mills' Co.. Jan. 20, '82. W. Mustd Apl 1,"'82. 
Debusk, Jacob, Coleman's Co , Apl 15, '81; 12 mo 
Devrebery, Andw, pt. Bacot's Co., 1782; 18 mo. 

Dego, Ere, pt. , 3 yrs; mustd Jan. 79. 

Deferase. Peter, pt , Dstd Sept. 79. 

Depriest, Jas , pt Carter's Co , mustd Dec. '82. * 

Delidge, Peter, pt. Lt. Coil's Co. 3 years Musd Jan. 79. 
Delany, Michl, pt. Doherty's Co., mustd Feb. 79; dstd April 10, 79. 
Dixon, Retson, pt. Ballard's Co.. 1778; 9 mo. 
Dixon, Wm., pt. Child's Co., Aprl 20, 78; 9 mos. 

Dixon. Wynn, Ensn , Mar. 1, '81. Lt 1782, sec. below. 

Dixon, Robt., pt McRees' Co., Apl 28, '81; Dstd June 1, '81. 

Dixon, Joseph, pt. McRees' Co., Mav 2. '81. Transferred 1782 — not known where. 

Dixon, Wm., pt. Sharp's Co., Apl 15, '81. Omtd in '81 

Dixon, Jereh, pt. Sharp's Co., Apl 15, '81. Omtd in '81. 

Dixon, Wvnn, Lt Lytle's Co.. July 5, '81. 

Dixon. Thos., pt. Bailey's Co., May* 25 81; 12 mo. Left service July 26, '82. 

Dixon, Michl, Sergt , Brevard's Co., 1782; 18 mo. 

Dixon, Caswell, pt. Evans' Co., 1782; 18 mo. 

Dillard, Jno., Lt., Eaton's Co.; 3 yrs; Mustd Feb. 79. 

Dillard, Jas., pt Brevard's Co., '81; 12 mo. Left service Mav 9, '82. 

Dickinson, Wm., pt. Ballard's Co., 1778; 9 mo. Dstd Suly 24, 78. 

Dickinson. Henry, pt. Evans Co., 1782; 18 mos. 

Dikons. Edmd, Quinn's Co.. June 2, '79. W. Omtd Oct. 79 Corpl '80. 

Dickings, Jas. pt. Donoho'« Co., Mav 25, '81 ; 12 mo. Left service May 25, '82. 

Dickons, Thos., pt. Bacot's Co , 1782; 18 mo. 

Doming, Speakman, pt. Shepard's Co., June 20, 77. - 

Downing, Richd, pt. Shepard's Co., June 20, 77; 3 yrs. 

Downing, Thos. pt. Hall's Co., 1782; 12 mo. Time out Jan 29, '83. 

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Downing, Wm. pt. , 3 yrs. Musd Sept. '79. 

Dove, Wm., pt. Stevenson's Co , June 14, '77. 3 yrs. 

Docan, Jno., pt. , June 28, '77; 3 yrs. Omtd June '78. 

Donaldson, Spencer, muse, Moore's Co.", May 18, '77; 3 yrs. 

Donaldson, Jacob, pt. Lytles' Co., 1782, 18 months. 

Doughty,- Jese, pt. , Aug., '78, W. Destd. Jan. 8, '80. 

Dolly, Caleb, Sergt, : — , Feb. 3, '78, W. pt. June, '78, Dstd June, '79. 

Dobey, Nath'l, pt. ; Apl. 23, '76. Discharged Nov. 10, '78. 

Dowdy, Geoe, pt. , 1778. Died Apl., '78. 

Dowdy, Francis, pt. Raiford's Co., May 19, '81, 12 mo. Dstd Nov., '81. 

Doherty, Rich'd, pt. Quinn's Co., '78, 9 mo. 

Doddriel, Jas., pt. Blount's Co., July 20, '78, 9 mo. Corp'l Oct. 3, '78. 

Doiland, Benj'n, pt. Sharp's Co., May 21, '81, Omt'd in '81. 

Dollar, Jona, pt. Armstrong's. Co., '81, Left Service July 1, '82. 

Dobbin's, Jas., pt. Bailey's Co., May 25, '81, 12 mo. Left Service May 25, '82. 

Dobbins, Wm., Corp'l Brevard's Co., 1782, 18 mo. Died June 28, '83. 

Doude, Jno., Hall's Co., W. Mus'd Sept., '82, Dstd June 1, '83. 

Donagin, Davd., Sergt.,. Bacot's Co., 1782, 18 mo. 

Doty, Isaac, Sergt., Carter's Co., 1782, 18 mo. 

Douglass, Wm., Cor'pl., Raiford's Co., 1782. W. 

Dobson, Joseph, pt. Sharp's Co., 1782, 18 mo. 

Dowdle, Jno., pt. Sharp's Co., 1782, 18 mo. 

Dodd, .Thos., Sergt. Brevard's Co., 1782, 18 mo. 

Donally, Hugh, pt. Dixon's Co., Apl. 25, '81, 12 mo. Died Jan. 24, '82. 

Drischall, Davd., Muse, Vanois' Co., Aug. 9, '77, 3y W. pt. June, '78. 

DrakG, Ely, pt. Montiort's Co, July 20, '78, 9 mo. 

Drake, Axom, pt. Armstrong's Co., '81, left service Apl. 1, '82. 

Drury, Morgan, pt. McRee's Co., Mus'd Nov., '79. 

Drury, John, pt. McRee's Co., Mus'd Nov., '79. 

Dunn, Jeffrey, pt., Jarvis Co., Nov. 11, '77, 3 yrs. Died Jan. 12, '79. 

Dunn, Jacob, pt. Jarvis' Co., Dec. 3, '77. 

Dunn, Malachi, pt. Jarvis' Co., Dec. 3, '77. ' Dead Dec, 1778. 

Dunn, Jacob., pt. Balard's Co., 1778, 9 mo. 

Dunn, Nich's, Blount's Co., June 7, '79, W. 

Dugan, Francis, Muse, More's Co., Aug. 14, '77, 3y. W. Must'd Mch 27, 80. 

Dukes, Hardmond, pt. , May 1, '76, 2 1-2 yrs, Dischgd Nov., '78. 

Dukes, Wm., pt., , May 6, '76, 2 1-2 yrs, Dischgd Nov., '78. 

Duke, Wm., Sergt., Raiford's Co., May 5, '81, 12 mo. Pt. Feb. 1, '82, left 
service Apl. 27, '82. 

Duke, Sherard, pt. Raiford's Co., May 5, '81, 12 mo. Died Oct., '81. 

Duke, John, pt. Carter's Co., May 19, '81, 12 mo., Time out May 19, '82. 

Dukemore, Marina, pt. — , joined Apl., '78. Omtd. June, '78. 

Dunnick, Peter, Sergt., , W. Mustd. May 11, '78. Corpl. June, '78, 

Sergt. May 24, '79, trans'd Apl., '82. 

Dunnigan, Thos., pt. , W. Musd. Jan., '78. 

Durham, Jno., Muse, , , June 28, '77, 3y. W. 

Durham, Wm., pt. Rhodes' Co., 1781. Time out. Apl. 12, '82. 

Durham, Humphy, pt. Brevard's Co., 12, mo., left service May 25, '82. 

Duncan, Wm., pt. Hogg's Co., Apl. 20, '76, 2 1-2 yrs. Dischgd Oct. 19, '78. 

Duncan, Geoe, pt. Hogg's Co., Apl. 20, '76, 2 1-2 yrs, Dischgd Oct. 19, '78. 

Duncan, Peter, Sergt., Sharp's Co., May 30, '81, 12 mo. Omt'd in '81. 

Duncan, Geoe, pt. Bailey's Co., May 2, '81, 12 mo. left service May 29, '82. 
Duncan' Elijah, pt.' Taylor's Co., Musd. Feb'y '79, destd Apl., '79. 

Duberry, Solomon, pt. Lt. Col's Co., 1778. 9 mo. 

Dudley, Abrose, pt. Baker's Co., 1778, 9 mo. Dstd. July 9, '78. 
Dudley, Thos., Lieut. , June 20, 1779. Deranged Jan. 1, '83, pro- 
moted from Muse 6th Reg. 
Dunning, Uriah, pt. Blount's Co., 1778, 9 mo, Sergt. Oct. 25, '78, 


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Soldiers of the N. C. Continental Line. 

Durden, Cornelius, pt., Bradley's Co., 1778, 9 mo. 

Durden, Benj'm, pt. Bradley's Co., 1778, 9 mo. 

Durdon, Mills, pt. Evans Co., 1782, 18 mo. 

Dubois, Nich's, pt. Bradley's Co., June 18, '79, 3 yrs. Dstd Oct 26, '79. 

Durnigan, Jno., pt. Montfort's Co., June 4, '79, W. Dstd. Sept., '79. 

Dunson, Wm., pt. Montfort's Co., July 4, '79, 18 mo. 

Dunham, Jno., Blount's Co., June 25, '79, 18 mo. 

Dunstand, Chas., Corpl. Dixon's Co., May 12, '81. Left service May 21, '82. 

Duert, Hugh., pt. Dixon's Co., May 15, '81, Left service May 21, '82. 

Due, Jno., Sergt. Evan's Co., 1782, 18 mo. 

Dupriest, Jas., pt. Sharp's Co., Nov. 1, '78, 9 mo. 


Ecret, Robt., Fife Maj. , 1 Sergt, '75, Omtd Jan., '78. 

Edge, Thos., pt. Thompson's Co., 1777. W. Dischgd Feb'y 28. '78. , 
Erwin, Jno., Ensn., Dixon's Co., 1777. Resigned Aug. 25, '77. 
Ethridge, Jno., pt. Dixon's Co., 1777. W. 
Everet, Jno., pt. Tatum's Co., Dead Aug., '78. 

Edmons, Abel, pt., Williams' Co., Feb. 1, 1777. 3 yrs. 'Discharged Feb. 1, 

Edwards, Jno., pt. Armstrong's Co., June 1, '76, 3 yrs, died Feb. 15, '78. 
Ellis, Robt., pt. Fenner's Co., Sept. 3, 1776, 3 yrs. 
Emory, Steph'n, pt. Williams' Co., Feb. 1, '77. Died Oct, '78. 
Evans, Thos., 1 Lt. Martin's Co., July 19, '76. Adj't Nov. 23, '78, Capt June, 

'81, Deranged Jan. 1, '83. 


-, Apl. 16, '76, Maj. Nov. 22. '77. Omtd. 

Eaton, Pinketham, Capt., 

Jan., '78, Mus'd Jan., '79 in 5th Reg. 
Edmonds, Nicholas, Capt. Turner's Co., 1777, Omitted Jan.. 1778. 
Edwards, Benj'n, pt. Turner's Co., 1777, 2 1-2 yrs, Omtd, June, '78. 
Elloms, Chas., pt. Turner's Co., Oct. 28, '76, 2 1-2 yrs, Dichgd May 1, '79. 
Emmet, Jas., Capt. Turner's Co., Apl. 16, '76, Maj. Feb., 78, Omtd June, '78. 


Earl, Jas., pt. Williams' Co., 1777. Omtd Sept., '77. 

Eldridge, Levi, pt. Philip's Co., 1777. W. Dstd Nov. 20, '77. 

Ellison, And'w, pt. Cole's Co., May 7, '76. Prisn'r Apl. 14, 1779. 

Eliot, Jno. pt. Smith's Co., 1777. , Omtd Sept., 1777. 

Erwin, Jno., pt. Smith's Co., 1777. Omtd. Sept., 1777. 

Eslick, Jas., pt. Williams' Co.', 177.7. 3 yrs. Omtd Feb'y, '78. 

Evans, Joseph, Muse. Goodman's Co., 1777. 3 yrs. Pt. June, '78. dead Apl., 

'78 ('79 should be.) 
Evans, Jno., pt. Smith's Co., Apl. 10, '76. Dichgd May 1, '79. 
Eves, Wm., pt. Smith's Co., 1777. Dischgd Aug. 10, 1777. 


Early, Jas., pt. Darnal's Co., 1777. W. Dstd. Aug., 1777. 

Eburn, Thos., Lt. Stedman's Co., Apl. 16, '76. Omtd. Oct, 1777. 

Eburn, Jno., Lt, Williams' Co., Oct. 1, '76. Omtd. Jan., 1778. 

Edules, Thomas, Muse. Stedman's Co., 1777. 2 1-2 yrs. Omtd. Jan., '78. 

Elks, Wm., pt. Stedman's Co., 1777. W. Omtd. Feb., '78. 

Enloe, Jno., Capt. , Apl. 16, '76. Omtd Oct., '77.- 

Ervin Jas., pt. . W. Dstd., Sept, '78. 

Ewell. Wm., Lt. pt Blount's Co., Apl. 20, '77. Omtd. Jan., '78. 

Edwards, John., Corpl. Child's Co., 1777. Omtd Feb., '78. 
Elkins, Josh, Corpl. Doherty's Co., 1777. W. . Missing Oct. 4, '77. 
Elkins, Shad'k., Muse. Doherty's Co., Mar. 23, '77. Pt. June, '78, dstd Jan. 1, 

Soldiers of the N. C. Continental Line. 



!• Ellis, Jno., pt. Donoho's Co., 1777. W. Dstd Aug., '77. 

;: Evans, Thomas, pt. White's Co., Oct., '77, 2 1-2 yrs, died Apl. 30, '78. 


Easton, Seth., Lt. Brickies' Co., Nov., '76. Resigned Aug., '77. 

Ely, Eli., Lt. Macon's Co., Dec. 11, '76, Capt. Oct. 12, '77. Omtd Jan., '78. 

Ely, Lem'l, Capt. Nov. 28, '76. Resigned Feb. 14, '78. 

Ellis, Wm., pt. Brickies' Co., 1777. W. Dstd Apl., '77. 

Estmead, John, pt. Walker's Co., 1777. Died Aug't '77. 

Evans, Geoe, pt. Walker's Co., Dec. 20, '76, 3 yrs. Dstd Aug., '77, Mus'd and 
dstd Sept., '79. 


Eliot, Jabez, pt. Quinn's Co., Nov. 10, '76, 3 yrs. Dischgd Jan. 5, '79. 
Ethridge, Dan'l Walsh's Co., 1777. Dstd Oct., 77, joined Dec. 1, '77, died 

Jan. 19, '78. 

Easter, David, pt. Cook's Co., 1777, 3 yrs. Dischgd Jan. 27, '80. 
Epps, Wm., pt. Cook's Co., Jan. 24, '77. 3 yrs. bischgd Jan. 27, '80. 
Epps, David, pt. Cook's Co., 1777, 3 yrs, Died Feb. 22, '78. 

Eason, Wm., pt. Hogg's Co., July 20, '78, 9 mo. 

Eagle, Geoe, pt. McRee's Co., Apl 28, '81, 12 mo., left service Apl. 10, '82. 
Easeley, Roderick, pt. Raiford's Co., Apl. 25, '81, 12 mo. left service May 

14, '82. 
Earhart, Philip, pt. Brevard's Co., 1782, 18 mo. Trans'd March, '83. 
Eckles, Wm., Sergt. Evan's Co., 1782, 18 mo. 
Edwards, Stephen, pt. Montfort's Co., July 20, '78, 9 mo. • 
Edwards, Brown pt. Montfort's Co., July 20, '78, 9 mo. 
Edwards, Lemuel, pt. Ballard's Co., July 20, '78, 9 mo. Omt'd Oct., '78. 
Edwards, Solomon, pt. Child's Co., July 20, '78, 9 mo. 

Edwards, Simon, pt. Raifora s Co., May 4, '81, 12 mo., left service May 4, '82. 
Edwards, Lem'l pt. Bacot's Co., 1782, 18 mo., dischg'd Jan. 10, '83. 
Edwards, Jno., Sear. Lytle's Co., Apl. 12, '81, 12 mo. Dstd July, '81, mus'd, 

Jan'y, left Service Apl. 12, '82. 
Edwards, Jno., Junr., pt. Lytle's Co., W. Mus'd Jan., '82. 
Edwards, David, Sergt. Bailey's Co., Apl. 25, '81, 12 mo. left service Apl. 25, 

Edwards, Jno., pt. Jones Co., Oct., '81, 12 mo. Time out Oct. 1, '82. 
Edwards, Jno., pt. Sharp's Co., 1782, 18 mo. Dstd Apl. 30, '83. 
Edens, Jno., pt. Baker's Co., July 20, '78, 9 mo. 
Edoc, Jas., pt. Ballard's Co., July 20, '78, 9 mo. 
Edloe, Jno. pt. Carter's Co., 1782, 18 mo. 
Edmonds, David, pt. Ballard's Co., July 20, '78, 9 mo. 
Edmon's, Wm., pt. Lytle's Co., 1782, 18 mos. Dstd May 5, 1783. 
Edmonson, Jno., pt. Hadley's Co., Aug. 1, '82, 18 mo Dstd May 13, '83. 
Edenton, Nicholas, Sergt. Quinn's Co., 1779, 9 mo. Dischg'd Jan., '80. 
Edgner, Nath'l, pt. Bacot's Co., 1782. W. Dstd June 15, '83. 
Eggerton, Jesse, pt. Hogg's Co., July 20, '78, 9 mo. 
Ellison, Corn'ls, pt. Ballard's Co., July 20; 78, 9 mo. 

Ellison, Peter, pt. Carter's Co., May 19, 1781, 12 mo. Time out May 19, '82. 
Ellick, Joshua, pt. Ballard's Co., July 20, '78, 9 mo. 
Elmore, Morgan, pt. Bradley's Co., July 20, '78, 18 mo. 
Elmore, Dan'l, pt. Bradley's Co., July 20, '78, 18 mo. 

Elmore, Jas. pt. Donoho's Co., May 25, '81, 12 mo. Left service May 25, '82. 
Elsmore, Ep'm, pt. Lytle's Co., 1782, 18 mo. 
Ellis, Absolom, pt. Bradley's Co., July 20, '78, 18 mo. 

Ellis, Barth'm, pt. Raiford's Co., May 2, '81, 12 mo., left service May 2, '82. 
Ellis, Aaron, pt. Raiford's Co., May 19, '81, 12 mo. Time out May 19, '82. 
Ellis, Jno. pt. Raiford's Co., 1781. W. 



Soldiers of the N. 0. Continental Line. 

Ellis, Thos., pt. Dixon's Co., 1781, 12 mo., left service Apl. 25, '82. 

Ellis, Jas. pt. Doherty's Co., 1781, 12 mo. Time out May 25, '82. 

Ellis, Robt. pt. Coleman's Co., Jan. 1, '82, 12 mo. 

Elmes, Chas., pt. Rhodes' Co., 1781, 12 mo. Time out Apl. 12, '82. 

Elliott, Zachr., pt. Yarborough's Co., 1781, 12 mo. Left service July 10, '82. 

Elleums, Jas., pt. Yarborough's Co., 1781, 12 mo. Left service Apl. 22, '82. 

Ellums, Jas., pt. Carter's Co., 1782, 18 mo., CorpL Dec, '82. 

Elder, Wm., pt. Carter's Co., May 1, '81, 12 mo. 

Eller, Joseph, pt. Bailey's Co.,Jan'y 15, '82, 12 mo. 

Eller, Jno., pt. Bailey's Co., Jan'y 15, '82, 12 mo. 

Emory, Jno., pt. Montfort's Co., March 1, '79, 9 mo., Dischgd Dec. 1, 1779. 

Emory, Wm., pt. Brevard's Co., 1782, 18 mo. 

Emley, David, pt. Brevard's Co., 1782, 18 mo. Transf'd Mch, '83. 

Emason, Henry, pt. Brevard's Co., 1782, 18 mo., Dstd June 23, '83. 

Emerson, Sam'l, pt. Col. Sumner's, 1782. W. Mus'd Jan., '79. 

Enderken, Francis, pt. Yarborough's Co., 1781, 12 mo. Time out May 22, '82. 

Enman, Wm., pt. Yarborough's Co., 1781, 12 mo. Time out Apl. 22, '82. 

Engram, Tobias, pt. Carter's Co., 1781, 12 mo., Time out Apl. 22, '82. 

Engavis, Wm., Sergt. Coleman's Co., Dec. 10, '81, 12 mo. 

Equals, Wm., pt. Hogg's Co., July 20, '78, 9 mo. Re-enlisted May 15, '79„ 

Sergt. for 3 yrs. 
Erricks, David, pt. Donoho's Co., June 14, '81, 12 mo. Left service June 14, 

Esterlege, Eph'm, pt. Lytle's Co., Apl. 5, '81, 12 mo. Left service Apl. 5, '82. 
Esteridge, Thos., pt. Jones' Co., March 1, '82, 12 mo. 
Essins, Thos., pt. Coleman's Co., Dec. 13, '81, 12 mo. 
Etherington, Wm., pt. Lytle's Co., 1782, 18 mo. 
Evans. Burrell, pt. Montfort's Co., July 20, '78, 9 mo. 
Evans, Chas., pt. Baker's Co. 1778, 9 mo. 

Evans, Jno., pt. Baker's Co., July 20, '78, 9 mo. Dst'd July 23, '78. 
Evans, Chas., pt. Blount's Co. July 20, '78, 9 mo. 
Evans, Rich'd, pt. Bradley's Co., May 31, '79, 18 mo. 
Evans, Jas., pt. Montfort's Co., Mar. 1, '79, 18 mo. Dischgd Dec. 1, '79. 
Evens, Chas., pt. Raiford's Co., Apl. 25, '81, 12 mos, time out Apl. 15, '82. 
Evans, Rubens, pt. Dixon's Co., May 12, '81, 12 mo. left service, May 26, '82. 
Evans, Murin, pt. Armstrong's. Co., 1781, 12 mo., left service Oct. 1, '82. 
Evans, Jno., pt. Coleman's Co., Jan. 13, *82, 12 mo. \ 

Evans, Jno., pt. Raiford's Co., 1782, 18 mo. Dstd June 11, '83. 
Everedge, Isaac, Muse. Ballard's Co., 1779, 3 yrs. 
Everet, Matt'w., pt. Lytles's Co., Apl. 5, '81, 12 mo. Omtd in 1781. 

Ewell, Stephen, pt. , June 6, '77, 3 yrs. 

Ewell, Nath'l, pt. , Aug. 29, '77, 3 yrs. Discg'd Sept. 15, 1778. 

Ewell, Wm., Sergt. Child's Co., July 20, '78, 18 mo. 

Ewell, Caleb, pt. Sharp's Co., 1781, 12 mo. time out Apl. 15, '82. 

Ewing, Geoe., pt. Brevard's Co., 1781, 12 mo. left service Apl. 28, '82. 

Ewmen. Chris'r, pt. Walton's Co., Apl. 25, '81, 12 mo., time out Apl. 15, '82. 

Ezzell, Timothy, pt. Jones' Co., Mar. 6, '82, 12 mo. 


Fikes, Jas., Sergt. Thompson's Co., 1777. W. Died Jan., 1778. 

Fowler, Dan'l, pt. Armstrong's Co., June 1, '76. 3 yrs. Dischgd June 28, '79. 

Furguson, Jno. pt. Dixon's Co., 1777. W. 


Felps, Garrett, pt. Gee's Co., 1777. Died Jan. 30, '78. 
Fenner, Wm., Capt, 1777. Major Oct. 24, '77, 7th Reg. 
Finney, Thos., Sergt. Mjr., 1777. 2nd Lt. Nov. 12, "77. 
Finner, Rich'd, P. Mr., i777. Ensn. Jan. 10, '80, Lt. May 12, '81. 
Fields, Lewis, pt. Hall's Co., 1777. W. Dstd Aug., '77. Musd. Sept., '78; 
dst'd Nov., '78, Mustd Waggon Master Aug. 22, '79. Omtd. Oct., '79. 

Soldiers of the N. C. Continental Line. 


Flood, Alex, pt. 

July 4, '77, 3 yrs. Mus'd Jan. '78. 

Flounder, Root, 1st Lt. Fenner's Co., Jan'y 1, '76, Capt. Oct. 4, '77, P. M. 

June 1, '78, Deranged Jan. 1, '83. 
Foisett, Robt, pt. Gee's Co., Nov. 20, '76, 3 yrs. 
Foxa, John, pt. Gee's Co., 1777. 
Fryar, Josiah, pt. Gee's Co., 1777. W. Died June 18, '78. 


Fawn, Wm, Lt. Turner's Co., Apl. 15, '77, Pris'r May 12, '80, Captain, De- 
ranged Jan. 1, '83. 
Fryar, Wm., pt. Emet's Co., May 3, '76, 2 1-2 yrs. Dischgd Nov. 10, 1778. 


Faulkener, Francis, pt. Phillip's Co., May 25, '76, 3 yrs, Sergt. Sept., '77, pt. 

June, '78, Djschgd May 25, '79. 
Freeman, Dan'l pt., William's Co., May 3, '76, 2 1-2 yrs. Dischg'd Nov. 10, '78. 
Filsby, Rich'd, Muse. Nelson's Co., Feb'y 14, '77, 3 yrs, pt. June, '78; Must'd 

Oct., '78. Time out Feb'y, '80. 


Farmer, Wm., pt. William's Co., Apl. 29, '76, 2 1-2 yrs, Dischg'd Oct. 24, '78. 
Flury, Wm., Sergt., Stedman's Co., 1777. W. Died Mch. 16, '78. 
Froks, Jno., pt. Caswell's Co., May 24, '76, 2 1-2 yrs. Dichgd Dec. 1, '78. 

Froks, Jas., pt. , 1777. 2 1-2 years. Omtd. Oct., ''77. 

Ford, Hezk., Chap'n., Apr. 20, '77. Omtd. Sept., '77. 
Fowler, Abm., pt. Blount's Co., May 6, '76. W. 


Farrow, Thos., pt. Child's Co., 1777. Died Feb. 8, '78. 

Flinn, David, pt. Child's Co., 1777, 3 yrs. Dest'd Sept., '78. 

Forrester, Thos.. pt. McRee's Co., 1777. Killed Oct. 4, '77. 

Franklin, Jno., Fife Mjr, July 1, '77. Omtd Mch, '78, Muse. Nov., '79. Dstd. 

. Dec. 11, '79. 
Freeman, Nath'l, Corpl., Doherty's Co., 1777. W. Pt. Jan., '78. 


Fenner, Wm., Maj'r. Oct. 25, 1777. Omtd. Sept., '78. 

Fenton, Joshua, pt. Brickie's Co.,. 1777. W. Died Mch. 24, '78. t 

Ferrebee, Wm., Lt. Macon's Co., Nov. 28, '76. Capt. July 1, '81. Resigned '82. 

Finley, Abm., pt. Walker's Co., Dec. 23, '76, 3 yrs. 

Forbus, Joshua, Sergt. Walker's Co., 1777. 3 yrs. Trans'd Apl., '78 to his 

X. C. L. N. Cy Guards, Disc. Dec. 18, '79. 
Ford, Elias, pt. McGlauhan's Co., Apl. 11, '77, Corpl. Sept., '77, Sergt. Nov. 7, 

Fox, Wm., Sergt., Pointer's Co., Jan. 11, '77, 3 yrs. Omt'd May, '78. 
Frazer, Alex'r, Sergt. Brickie's Co., Dec. 8, '76, Dstd. Aug., '77. 
Freeman, Saml, pt. Walker's Co., 1777, 3 yrs 

Foreman, Caleb, Lt, Raiford's Co., Nov. 28, '76, Omtd Jan., '78. 
Fox, Francis, pt. Walsh's Co., Feb. 8, '77. Dischg'd Feb. 20, '80. 

Fagety, Jas., pt. Cook's Co., Dec. 25, '76, 3 yrs. Corpl Nov., '77, pt. Jan., '79, 

Dischgd Jan. 27, '80. 
Ferrell, Jas., pt. McCrory's Co., Dec. 16, '77, Corpl. Jan., '78, pt. June, '78. 
Ferrell, Micajah, Ensn., Wade's Co., Nov. 28, '76. Resigned Nov., '78. 
Fee, Thos., pt. McCrory's, 1777. W. Dest'd June 30, '79. 
Ford, Wm., pt. Cook's Co., 1777. 3 yrs. Omt'd Feb., '78. 
Fossett, Edw'd, pt. McCrory's Co., 1777. 3 yrs. Omtd. June, '78. 

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Soldiers of the N. C. Continental Line. 

Fowler, Wm, pt. McCrory's Co., 1777. 3 yrs. Died Mch. 16, '78. 
Francisco, Thos., pt. Cook's Co., 1777. 3 yrs. Died Mch. 23, '78. 


Faircloth, Wm., Lt. Shepard's Co., June 20, '78, Omt'd June, '78. 

Faircloth, Jno., Sergt. Bradley's Co., May 20, '78. W. 

Faircloth, Jno., pt. Sharp's Co., Nov. 10, '78, 9 mo. 

Fail, Thos., pt. Shepard's Co., May 1, '77. Omt'd June, '78. 

Falconer, Jas., pt. Musd June, '78. Corpl. Nov., '78, Sergt. July 15, '79. 

Farmer, Jno., pt. Blount's Co., July 20, '78, 9 mo. Corpl. Oct., '78. 

Farmer, Henry, pt., Blount's Co., June 7, '79. W. Dest'd Dec, '79. 

Farmer, Jno., pt. Blount's Co., Aug. 1, '79. W. Destd Dec, '79. 

Farmer, Benj., pt. Lytle's Co., June 1, '81, 12 mo, left service June 1, '82. 

Farmer, Wm., pt. Lytle's Co., June 1, '81, 12 mo., left service June 1, '82. 

Farmer, Jas., pt. Hadley's Co., Sept. 10, '82, 18 mo. 

Farmer, Jesse, pt. Hadley's Co., Sept. 10 '82, 18 mo. 

Fanning, Peter, pt. Blount's Co., July 1, '79. W. Dstd. Dec, '79. 

Faison, Jas., pt. Blount's Co., May 7, '78, 3 yrs. 

Fanny, Jno., Corpl. Raiford's Co., May 10, '81. Trans'd Sept., '81 to S. C. 

Fann, Wm., Corpl. Bailey's Co., Apl. 12, '81, 12 mo. Left service Apl. 12, '82. 
Faithfull, Wm., pt. Carter's Co., W. Time out Apl. 25, '82. " 
Farrow, Thos., pt. Carter's Co., 1782, 18 mo. Dstd June 14, '83. 
Faddles, Jas., pt. Brevard's Co., 1782, 18 mo. Died Dec. 17, '83. 
Ferrell, Enoch, pt. Wilson's Co., Aug. 8, '77. 
Ferrell, Wm., Lt., Sept. 8, '77. Killed May 10, '80. 
Ferrell, Wm., pt. Bradley's Co., July 20, '78, 9 mo. . 

Ferrell, Jas., pt. Donoho's, May 25, '81, 12 mo. Left service May 25, '81. 
Ferrell, Jno., pt. Dixon's Co., 1781, 12 mo. Time out before April, '82. 
Ferrell, Gabl., pt. Yarborough's Co., 1781, 12 mo. Omtd Apl 1, '82. 
Ferrell, Clem't, pt. Lytle's Co., 1782, 18 mo. 
Ferrell, John, pt. Taylor's Co., 3 yrs. Must'd Jan., '79. 
Ferrell, Luke, Lt. White's Co., Must'd Jan., '79. 
Ferebee, Joseph, Lt. Jarvis' Co. Omtd. June, '79. 

Fereby, Robt., Sergt. Hall's Co., 1781, 12 mo., left service July 10, '82. 
Faton, Thos., pt. Jarvis Co., May 14, '77. 

Fearless, Elisha, pt. Bradley's Co., July 20, '78, 9 mo. Qmtd Oct., '78. 
Fearle, Ansol, Corpl, Lytle's Co., Apl. 6, '81, 12 mo. Omtd in 1781. 
Fentice, Moses, pt. Hall's Co., 1781, 12 mo. Time out July 10, '82. 
Felton, Sam'l, Corpl., Lytle's Co., 1782, 18 mo. Dstd Mch 31, '83. 
Fergus, Jas., Surgn. Mt, Feb'y 21, '82. Surgeon Aug. 20, '82. Omt'd in '83. 
Fillips, Jno., pt. Shepard's Co., Aug. 26, '77. Omtd June, '78. 
Fillips, Josh, pt. Shepard's Co., Aug. 26, '77. Omtd June, '78. 
Fisher, Jas., pt. Jarvis Co., May 5, '77, 3y. W. Destd Feb. 6, '80. 
Fisher, Jno. pt. Baker's Co., July 20, '78, 9 mo. 

Fisher, Wm., pt. Montfort's Co., Mar. 1, '79, 9 mo. Dischgd Dec. 1, '79. 
Finch, Isom, pt. Baker's Co., July 20, '78, 9 mo. 
Fields, Jno., pt. Child's Co., July 20, '78, 9 mo. 

Fields, Timothy, , 1777, 9 mo. Dead Sept., '79. 

Fields, Jno., pt. Bailey's Co., Sept. 10, '82, 18 mo. 

Fist, Samuel, pt. Walton's Co., 1781. W. 

Filman, Wm., Muse Doherty's Co., 1781, 12 mo., time out May 25, '82. 

Fight, Conrod, pt. Hall's Co., 1781, 12 mo. Time out Dec. 27, '82. 

Flood, Wm., Shepard's Co., July 5, '7.7, 3 yrs. 

Flood, Benjn., pt. , July 10, '77, 3 yrs. 

Flood, Enoch, Carter's Co., Apl. 12, '81, 12 mo. Time out Apl. 10, '82. 

Flood, Sam'l, Carter's Co., 1782, 18 mo. 

Flood, Fred'k, Lytle's Co., 1782, 18 mo. 

Fletcher, Wm., Sergt. Jarvis' Co., May 5, '77, 3 yrs, died Jan., '79. 

Soldiers of the N. C. Continental Line. 


Fletcher, Thos., pt. Jarvis' Co., May 5, '77, 3 yrs., Pt. Jan., '79. 
Flora, Lazars, pt. Jarvis' Co., Sept. 4, '77. 
Flora, Rich'd, pt. Jarvis Co., Aug. 14, '77. 

Flinn, Wm, pt. . Died July 6, '78. 

Flinn, Jno., pt. Dixon's Co., May, '81, 12 mo., left service May 21, '82. 

Fleetwood, Francs, pt. , 3 yrs, Dstd. July 15, '78. 

Fleming, John, Q. Mr. Sergt, Colonels, July 20, '78, 9 mo. 
Flemming, Wm., pt. Donoho's Co., June 14, '81, 12 mo. Omtd in 1781. 
Flemming, Jas., pt. Donoho's Co., June 14, '81, 12 mo., left service June 14, 

Floyd, Jno., pt, Lt. Col's Co., July 20, '78, 9 mo. 
Floyd, Buckner, pt. Lt. Col's Co., July 20, '78, 9 mo. 
Fling, Thos., pt. Bradley's Co., June 20, '79, 18 mo. 

Flowers, Wm., pt. Armstrong's Co., 1781, 12 mo., left service Sept. 15, '82. 
Fly, Chas., pt. Yarborough's Co., 1781, 12 mo. Omitted Apl. 1, '82. 
Florida, Francis, pt., Bacot's Co., 1782, 18 mo. Dstd. Jan. 27, '83. 
Ford, Abm., pt. Wilson's Co., May 10, '77. 

Ford, John, Ensn, , Nov. 3, '78. Lieut., 1780. 

Ford, John, Sergt. Lt. Col's, Sept. 1, '78, 9 mo. See Ensign above. 

Ford, Lewis, pt. Montfort's Co., June 18, '79, 18 mo. 

Foy, Patrick, pt. Jan. 29, '77, 3 yrs. W. Corpl. Nov. '78, pt. Jan., '79. 

Foster, Robt, pt. , Sept. 10, '77, 3 yrs. 

Foster, David, pt. Baker's Co., July 20, '78, 9 mo. 

Foster, Wm., pt. Ballard's Co., June 15, '79, 18 mo. 

Foster, Richard, pt. Doherty's Co., 1781, 12 mo. Time out May 25, '82. 

Foster, Wm., Corpl. Bailey's Co., May 2, '81, 12 mo. Left service May 2, '82. 

Foster, Wm., pt. Bailey's Co., Aug. 27, '82, 18 mo. 

Foster, David, pt. Bacot's Co., 1782, 18 mo., dst'd June 19, '83. 

Forms, Jno., pt. Quinn's Co., May 14, '76, 2 1-2 yrs. Omtd '79. 

Fountain, Solomon, pt. Ballard's Co., July 20, '78, 9 mo. 

Fountain, Jas., pt. Lytle's Co., Apl. 12, '81, 12 mo., Corpl, Jan'y, left service 

- Apl. 12, '82. 
Fountain, David, pt. Raiford's Co., 1781. Time out June 12, '82. 
Fountain, Jese, Sergt. Rhodes' Co., 3 yrs. Musd Apl., '79. 
Fontain, Jese, pt. Quinn's Co., 1779. 9 mo. Discharged Dec, '79. 
Forbes, Wm., Corpl. Bailey's Co.-, Apl. 24, '81, 12 mo. Left service Apl. 24, '82. 
Fox, Josepn, Sergt. Hall's Co., 1781, 12 mo., left service July 10, % '82. 
Forehand, Jarvis, pt. Hall's Co., 1781, 12 mo., left service Apl. 21, '82. 
Folks, Jas., pt. Hall's Co., 1781, 12 mo., died Sept. 14, '82. 
Folks, Jas., pt. Jones' Co., Jan. 1, '82, 12 mo. Musd. Jan., 1781. 

Fowler, Ashley, pt. . 

Fowler, Geo., pt. Evan's Co., 1782, 18 mo. 

Forbush, Robt, pt. Bacot's Co., 1782, 18 mo., died June 15,. '83. 

Foley, Jno., pt. Lytle's Co., 1782, 18 mo. 

Fortune, Wm. pt. Evan's Co., 1782, 18 mo., trans'd Dec. 1, 1782. 

Fonville, Isaac, Corpl. Stevenson's Co., Apl. 21, '77, 3 yrs. 

Fornes, Wm., pt. Stevenson's Co., June 28, '77, 3 yrs. 

Fosdick, West, pt., Bradley's Co., Dstd. Sept., '79. 

Freeman, Jesse, pt. Quinn's Co., July 20, '78, 9 mo. 

Freeman, Wm., pt. Child's Co., July 20, '78, 9 mo. 

Freeman, Edwd., Corpl. Brevard's Co., 1781, 12 mo., left service July 11, '82. 

Freeman, Howell, pt. Carter's Co., Apl. 25, '81; 12 mo. Time out Apl. 25, '82. 

Freeman, Moses, pt. Carter's Co., Apl. 25, '82, 12 mo. Musd War Apl. 1, '82. 

Freeman, Roger, Coleman's Co., Jan. 1, '82, 12 mo. 

Frazier, Thos., pt. Quinn's Co., July 20, '78, 9 mo. 

Freazer, Dan'l, pt. Sharp's Co., 1781, 12 mo.; time out Sept. 1, 1782. 

Frieze, Jno. pt. McRee's Co., Apl. 28, '81, 12 mo. Left service Apl. 28, '82. 

Frederick, Chrisn, Corpl. Brevard's Co., 1781, 12 mo., left service July 11, '82. 

Frost, Miller, pt. Bailey's Co., Jan. 1, '82, 12 mo. 

Fryar, Willis, pt. Hadley's Co., Sept. 10, '82, 18 mo. 

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Two Valuable Letters. 

Dstd Apl. 10, '83. 

Francis, Sam'l, pt. Carter's Co., 1782, 18 mo 
Francis, Ant'y, pt. Evan's Co., 18 mo. 

Francis, Jno., pt. . Must'd Nov., '79. 

Frailey, Jno., Corpl. Sharp's Co., 1782, '18 mo. 

Futrell, Joseph, pt. Lt. Col's, July 20, '78, 9 mo. 

Futrell, Josh, pt., Carter's Co., 1782, 18 mo. 

Futril, Dempsey, pt. Lytles, Co. Apl. 12, '81. Dstd July 7 

Furney, Peter, pt. Bradley's Co., June 1, 

Furguson, Isom, pt. Lytle's Co., June 11, 

79, 3 yrs. Omtd Oct., '79. 
81, left service June 21, '82. 
'81, left service June 21, '82. 
'82, 18 mo. 

Ferguson, Robt., pt. Lytle's Co., June 11, 

Furguson, Peter, pt. bailey's Co., Aug. 1 

Fuller, Geo., pt. Dixon's Co., 1781, 12 mo., time out, May 21, 1782. 

Fuller, Jno., pt. Brevard's Co., 1782, 18 mo. 

Fuller, Wm., pt. Carter's Co., May 20, '78. "ft\ 

Furnavail, Rich'd, pt., Carter's Co., 1783, 18 mo. 

Fulcher, Cason, pt. Evan's Co., 1782, 18 mc. 

Futch, Martin, pt. Lytle's Co., Musd Dec, '82. Dstd June 11, '83. 

Fussell, Sam'l, pt. Sharp's Co., Aug. 26, '78. W. Died Apl. 5, '79 


New York 15th June 1785. 

We hope the notification of your appointment as one of the 
Judges in a controversy between the States of Massachusetts and 
New York transmitted by the Secretary of Congress will have been 
received before this reaches you. 

The magnitude of the interest to be decided upon makes it the 
wish of both States that the determination may be had by a full 
Court and not a bare quorum. 

A federal Court is the only mode of decision on questions of ter- 
ritorial rights between the States and Should gentlemen of the first 
abilities and the Mutual choice of the Contending states decline the 
appointment this institution however beautiful in theory will sink 
into disrespect and become incapable of giving those advantages to 
the Confederacy which have been expected. 

Impressed with these sentiments we solicit your attendance as 
one of our Judges at the time and place mentioned in the Official 
Communication of the Secretary of Congress. 

Although we consider the pecuniary compensation as the least 

Two Valuable Letters. 


inducement to your attendance, yet we beg leave to assure you that 
it shall be such as will give the most entire satisfaction. 

With the highest considerations we have the honor of being 

Your most obedient servants 
Jas Duane "» Agents E Gerry "} Agents 

John Jay V for • S. Holten V for 

Walter Livingston J New York Rufus Kifig j Massachusetts 

Honorable Samuel Johnston, Esquire, North Carolina. 


New York June, 21, 1789. 
Dear Sir. 

I lost no time in handing to the President the address inclosed 
in your favor of the 22 of May, and have postponed an acknowl- 
edgement of the latter in expectation of being able at the same time 
to cover the President's answer. This has been and continues to be 

delayed by a very serious indisposition, we hope he is not in much 
danger, but are by no means without our fears also. His disorders 
commenced in a fever which has greatly reduced him, and is termi- 
nating in a very large tumor which, unless it degenerate itself into 
'a dangerous malady, will probably be remedial. 

In the inclosed paper is a copy of a late proposition in Congress 
on the subject of amending the Constitution. It aims at the two- 
fold object of removing the fears of the discontented and of avoiding 
all such alterations as would either displease the adverse side, or 
endanger the success of the measure. I need not remark to you 
the hazard of attempting anything of a controvertible nature 
which is to depend on the concurrence of % of both Houses here, 
and the ratification of f of the State Legislatures. It will be 
some time before the proposed amendments will become a subject 
of discussion in Congress: The bills relating to revenue, and the 
organization of- the Judiciary and Executive Departments, being 
likely to remain for some time on hand. This delay proceeds from 
the intricacy and partly from the novelty of the business. At every 
step difficulties from one or other of these sources arrest our pro- 
gress. After the first essays the work will become every day more 

Among other difficulties, the exposition of the Constitution is fre- 
quently a Copious Source, and must continue so untill its meaning 


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on all great points shall have been settled by precedents. The 
greatest part of the week past has been consumed in deciding a 
question as to the power of removal from offices held during pleas- 
ure. Four Constructive doctrines have been maintained 1, that 
the power is subject to the disposal of the Legislature. 2 that no re- 
moval can take place otherwise than by impeachment. 3 that the 
power is incident to that of appointment and therefore belongs to 
the President & Senate. 4 that the Executive power being gene- 
rally vested in the President ever}' power of an Executive Nature, 
not expressly excepted is to be referred thither, and consequently 
the power of removal, the power of appointment only being taken 

In support of each of these constructions the Argumenta ab in- 
convenientibus have been elaborately dealt out against the others. 
The decision in a Committee of the whole on the Office of Foreign 
Affairs has adopted the 4th opinion as most consonant to the frame 
of the Constitution, to the policy of mixing the Legislature & Exe- 
cutive honors as little as possible, and to the responsibility necessa- 
ry in the head of the Executive Department. 

With very great esteem and affection 
I am Dear Sir 

Your obedt & mo: hble Servt 
Govr Johnson. Jas. Madison Jr. 

We are indebted to Mr. J. G. Wood of Edenton, N. C, for the 
loan of the original from which the above are copied. They were 
found among the papers of Gov. Samuel Johnston, at Hayes. 


(Original in Court House at Edenton, N. C. ) 

No Carolina, Ss November 27, 1708 

Whereas Richard Davenporte was Lawfully Summoned to an- 
swer att a Councill Board Now held att the house of James Thick- 
pen as an Evidence for Nathl Nicholson and being aged about Sixty 
Sixe years & very unable and uncapable of Travelling Do begg 
leave to give my Deposition. And I do now Sweare upon The holy 
Evangelist That I never did know that Thomas 'Harriss of this 
Province Deceased was ever a Tennant, So far as I know but En- 
joyed his Land That Nathl Nicholson now Lives upon peaceably & 
quietly dureing his life And further this Deponent Saith Nott. 

Jurat Corem me the day within written Richard R Davenport 

Fran Foster 

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(Original in Court House at Columbia, N. C. ) 


Bateman, Jeremiah and Mrs. Sarah Phelps. Jan. 28. Jno. Nicholls. 
Eason, Reuben and Mary Holladay. Dec. 24. Jno. Reddick. 
Glisson, Isaac and Mrs. Martha Whitfield. June. Jesse Sparkman. 
Holstead, Thomas and Sarah Garrett. July 20. John Garrett. 
Long, James and Elizabeth Dunning. April 12. 

Alexander, John and Mrs. Mary Spruill. Feb. 23. Jer. Wynn. 
Covert, John and Ann McRae . 

Holladay, Sam'l and Eliz Dugan. Nov. 14. 

Hardison, Jasper and Alse Evans. Sept. 3. 

Hennessy, and Sarah Long. April 12. 

Jordan, Isaac and 

Wm. Wynn. 
Everitt Stubbs. 
Andrew Long. 

Feb 22. Edmund Smithwick. . 
Jones, Friley and Margaret Hassell. Sept. 23. Edmund Blount. 
Ray, John and Mary Gray. Feby 22. Cropley Ray. 
Simpson, Samuel and Mary Swain. Sept. 21. Jer. Wynn. 
Walker, Edwd and Elenor Taylor. April 16. Thos. VanDyke. 

Dorsey, Fred'k and Penelope Bonner. July 16. 
Femey, Joseph and Rebecca Wiley. Jan 16. 
Gardner, Isaac and Mary Halton. Jan. 21. Levi Swinson. 
Kemp, Wm. and Melia Ward. Nov. 13. Ephraim Forbes. 

Kennedy, and Trassena Price. Jan. 22. Jas. Williford. 

McHenry, Geo. Aug. and Ferebee Butler. Mch 9. Sam'l Wheatley. 
Mizell, Charlton and Eliz' Everitt. Aug, 2. Joshua Everitt. 
Reddick, John and Elizabeth Rice. Jan. 2. 
Spier, John Jr. and Penelope Conner (d'hter of Christian). Mch. 13. 

1765. ' 

Downing, Henry and Mrs. Delilah Daight. Dec. 30. Steven Lee. 
Hardison, Joseph and Mary Ann Collins. Nov. 13. John Collins. 
Hassell, Benj and Ann Snell. Oct. 29. Jno. Snell. 
Massey, Adkins and Mary Wynn. Feb. 18. Isaac Hassell. 
Ray, Cropley and Mary Euans. Apl. 29. Jasper Hardison. 
Smithwick, Sam'l and Elizabeth Slade. Jan. 10. Benj. Blount. 

Bennett, Luke and Melia Garrett. May 12. Thos. Bennett, Jr. 
Batrman, Jonathan and Catharine Ray. Jan. 20. 


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Bennett, Wm. and Sarah Wheatley. Sept. 5. Martin Griffin. 
Davis, Jonathan and Matilda Howard. Jan. 14. Nath'l Everitt, Jr. 
Jackson, James and Sarah Spruill. April 7. Joseph Spruill. 
Lanier, Adam and Sarah Bennett. June 7. William Bennett. 
Long, John and Mrs. Joana Blount. Dec. 23. 
Moore, Ezekiel and Elizabeth Hardison. Dec. 19. John Hardison. 
Swain, John and Elizabeth Lanier. Dec. 15. James Swain. 
Spruell, Jhon and Sarah Casswell, (daughter of Wm.) Apr. 15. Wm. 
Collins, Sr. 

Collins, John and Lydia Gray. Oct. 22. Wm. Collins. 
Dugan, Aaron and Susanna Swain. March 28. Jno. Swain. 
Jennett, Abraham and Mary Hooker. Dec. 16. Jno. Warrington. 
Long, Isaac and Rodia Wiley. Sept. 10. , 

Matthews, James and Mrs. Charity Cowan. Jany. 25. Stevens Lee. 
Nicholls, James and Priscilla Hassell. Jan'y 19. Benj. Hassell. 
Richardson, Benj. and Sarah Mizzell. Sept. 30. Wm. Mizzell. 
Spruill, Benjamin and Mrs. Rosannah Hooker. Sept. 26. Jno Phelps. 
Webb, Robert and Ann Davenport. April 28. Robt. Ward. 
Young, Jesse and Kesiah Long. June 1. Robt. Ward. 

Alexander, John and Ann Barnes. Aug. 11. 
Blount, Jacob and Esther Jordan. March 24. John Slade, Friley 

Davenport, Jacob and Joanna Garrett. Feb. 1. 
Graves, Matthew Driver and Esther Mann. Oct. 15. 
Hearn, Michael and Mary Jones. Dec. 24. John Sjubbs. 
Mizell, John and Hannah Mizell. Nov. 13. Luke Mizell. 
Smithwick, Edmondson and Elenor Bowen. Sept. 1. 

Collins, Richard and Elizabeth Worley. Nov. 17. James Long. 
Carrell, Thomas and Elizabeth Stubbs. Nov. 17. Jno. Walker, Jr. 
Gordon, Robert and Sarah Ray. Aug. 12. Richard Fagan. 
Hoff, Richard and Ziipha Everett. July 15. Nath'l Everett. 
Lanier, John and Hannah Holladay. May 6. Jos. Holladay. 
Mitchell, Dickson and Mary Tarkinton. March 22. Peter Wynn. 
Mizell, James and Sarah King. Jan. 18. 

Slade, Joshua and Elizabeth Wardle. Dec. 9. Joseph Ballard. 
Vann, Azariah and Elizabeth Waddell. April 3. Joshua 

Bog, Thomas and Hannah Blount. Nov. 3. F. Ward, Jr. 
Campbell, John and Winnefred Corry. March 15. Jno. Stewart. 
Davison, Robert and Elizabeth Waddell. June 2. James Long. 


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Hassell, Zebedee and Mary Davenport. Feb. 15. Jos. Wyatt. 

Spruill, Ebenezer and Hannah Long. Oct. 27. Jas. Long. 

Stewart, John and Penelope Daly. March 21. James Blount. 


Andrews, Etheldred and Dinah Wallis. Jan. 30. Jos. Drier. 

Gaylard, James and Zilpha Wiley. Feb. 26. Benj and Stephen 

Gaylard, Benjamin and Rebecca Friley. Eeb. 2^. James and Ste- 
phen Gaylord. 

Wescott, Stephen and Mrs. Mary Mann. Feb. 27. Caleb Brickhouse. 

None found so far. 

Crooke, Clement and Sarah Lee. June 6. Richard Hearn. 
Haughton, Richard and Jemima Long. Aug. 3. Abram Jennett. 
Stubbs, Thomas, Jr. and Hannah Swinson. Dec. 8. Archd. Corrie. 

Everett, Joseph and Lettice Lassiter. Nov. 26. 
Griffin, John and Zilpha Airs. Dec. 26. 
Howett, Abraham and Judeth Rhodes Sept. 2. 
Howard, Benj. and Sarah Middleton. Jan. 25. Edward Walker. 
Long, James and Mary Butcher. July 15. John Slade. 
Williams, Thomas and Sarah Ward. July 25. Thos. Stubbs, Jr. 
Whedbee, Joseph and Mary Williams, Oct. 18. Archd. Corrie. 

Davidson, Robt. and Mary Mackey. Feb. 25. Clement Crooke. 
Howell, William and Ann Mills. June 15. John Snell. * 

Blackston, Thomas and Sarah Blount. Oct. 20. John Leary. 
Blount, Edraond and Judeth Rhodes. Dec. 30. Jos. Whedbee. 
Fagan, William, and Mary Stubbs. Dec. 29. Benj. Harrison. 
Long, Jeremiah and Penny Jones. Nov. 20. James Long. 
Liverman, Thomas and Phebe Liverman. Feb. 5. Thos. Lanier, Sr. 

Anderson, James and. Rachel Johnson. 
Anderson, John and Miriam Spruill. 
Chesson, Samuel and Priscilla Swain. 
Davenport, James and Ann Mariner. 

Dec. 3. . Jos. Spruill. 
Dec. 4. Hezekiah Spruill. 

. Saul Spruell. 

Apl. 4. Jas. Davenport. 
Davenport, Elkanah and Rachel Hassell. Feb. 8. W. Edwards, Jr. 
Davenport, Stephen and Elizabeth Alexander. < Dec. 28. Joseph 

Hay man, Jonas and Mary Long. Dec. 1. Hezekiah Spruill. 
Midgett, Sam'land Dorothy Mann. Nov. 6. Thos. and J. Midgett. 



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McCleese, John and Zilpha Alexander. Mch 28. Jos. Alexander. 
O'Neal, John and Dorcas Battin. Sept. 25. Edwd Mann. 

Price, George and . . John Warrington. 

Perisho, James and Christian Crank. Oct. 16. Jas. Alexander. 
Roughton, Richard and Martha Mann. Aug. 1. Benj. Mann. 

Davenport, John and Joana Davenport. Apl 17. J. Alexander. 
Davenport, Jacob and Elizabeth Duncan. Feb. 17. Jno. Snell. 
Dunton, Martin and Catherine Phelps. May 5. Jno. Bateman. 
Jones, John and Ann Long. Sept. 20. Jno. Anderson. 
Mackey, Win. and Susanna Walker(nee Curral). Jan. 23. Jos. Spruill. 
Norman, Isaac and Joana Phelps. Mch 11. Benj. Hassell. 
Phelps, Enoch and Eliz Tarkinton. Oct. 6. Zeb and J. Tarkinton. 
Patrick, Isaac and Sarah Tarkinton. Dec. 20. Jno. Alexander. 
Phelps, James and Ann Chapman. Feb. 17. Stephen Swain. 
Russell, Thomas and Mary Jourdan (daughter of John). Apl 27. 

William Blount. 
Skinner, Evan and Sarah Swain, Apl 5. John Spooner. 
Spruill, Win. Hawkins and Margaret Tillett. Aug. 21. W Spruell. 
Spruill, Saml and Susanna Sharpley. Aug. 21.' Wm. Spruill. 
Smith, Wm. and Elizabeth Wilkinson. Jan. 27. Jno. Smith. 

Tarkinton, James and — . . Sept. 18. John Tarkinton. 

Turner, Arthur and Keziah Young. Dec. 22. Wm. Mackey. 
Ward, Francis and Mary Garrett. Apl 8. John Garrett. 
VanDyke, James and Mary Walker. Oct. 15. Isaac Peacock. 


Alexander, John and Ann Alexander. Jas. ^Taylor. 

Bryant, James and Mary Hough (daughter of Richard). Oct. 2. 
Brown, Thomas and Billah Blount. Mch 10. Jno. Anderson. 

Cooper, Wells and Elizabeth Alexander. . John Hawkins. 

Duke, Hezekiah and Puss Cahoon. Jas. Swain. 

Davis, John and Mary Bateman. Aaron Bateman. 

Hooker, Stephen and Martha Craddock. Jno. Bateman. 

Hopkins, Samuel and Jehodah Hopkins. I. & H. Alexander. 

Jordan, John and Sarah Stubbs. Oct. 2. Thos. Stubhs, Jr. 

Lawrence, Obadiah and Rachel Fox. James Fox. 

Miller, James and Annie Nandaford. Thos. H. Spruill. 

Phelps, Josiah and Mary Donelson. Feb. 0. Jonathan Bateman. 
Powers, Josiah and Mary Cheston. Jno. Anderson. 

— Abram Swain. 

— Wm. Swain. 
19. Jno. Anderson. 

— Samuel Cass well. 

— Isaac Airs, Thos. Stubbs. 

Swain, William and Mary Hassell. — 
Swain, Abram and Nancy Hassell — 
Swain, John and Lydia Blount. Feb. 
Spruill, Godfrey and Mary Alcock. — 
Stubbs,. James and Sally Cannaday. ' — 

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Tarkinton, Joseph and Cenia Tarte. Jan. 
Williams, Joseph and Betsey Spruill. 

Alexander, Anthony and Keziah Blount. 

Batenaan, Jerre and Mary Oliver. 

Basnight, Wm. and Ann Sivels. 

Brinn, Richard and Mary Cahoon. — 

Evans, George and Mary Batten 

Edwards, James and Rachel Hassell. 

5. Zeb Tarkinton. 
• Jno. Spruill. 

John Long. 

John Alexander. 
John D'Eool. 
— Thos. Liverman. 

Joshua Alexander. 

Godwin, Joseph and Mary Phelps. 
Hopkins, Philess and Betsey Howett. 

John Edwards. 

— . Wm. Hassell. 

. Sam'l Hopkins. 

Hassell, Joseph and Elizabeth Tarkinton. . John Hoskins. 

Hassell, Joseph and Mary Mann. . Benia Miss Mann. 

Hooker, Nathan and Mary Whedbee. - 
Johnston, Randolph and Mary Perisho. 

Oliver, Alex and Frances Phelps. 

Phelps, Jesse and Rosehannah Daws. - 

Smith, John and Mary Jennett. . 

Smith, Jacob and Fanny Spruill. 

— . Jas. Pledger. 

. John Hoskins. 

Joshua Alexander. 
— . Isaac Bateman. 

Stubbs, Levi and Mary Hardison. 

Nehemiah Spruill. 
Jesse Stubbs. 


Alexander, Joshua and Amelia Ainesley. 
Combs, Robert and Mille Perisho. — — . 
Dobbey, William and . Wm. Mackey. 

. Jas. Ambrose. 

Rufus Perisho. 

Hassell, Edward and Ann Massey. 
Middleton, John and Mary Dwight. 
Newabary, < harles and Maines Ray. 
Simmons, Josiah and Jemima Coburn. 

Swinson, Richard and Chloe Bevanham. 

Allen, Henry and . Jan. 7. William Everitt. 

Joseph Phelps. 

Joseph Everitt. . 
-. John Garrett 
— . Samuel Jones. 
. John Swinson. 

Joseph Everitt. 
Godfrey Spruill. 

Adams, Jonathan and Martha Combs. Feb. 8. 
Brownrigg, George and A. Hooker. October 6. 
Bateman, Stephen and Mary Ambrose. April 7. 
Call, Wm. and Rachel Bateman. October — . 

Carter, John and -. Jan. o. William ( halke. 

Hassell, Stephen and Eliz Powers. October 0. 

Davenport, John and Ann Godwin. July — . Joseph Godwin. 

Davis, Richard and Sarah Tarkinton. March 26. John Oliver 

Garrett, Benj. and Elener Corprew. Feb. 11. 

Hunter, Henry and Asia Blount. March 24. E. Blount, Jr. 

Harrison, John and . Jany 6. Joshua Slade. 

Norman, James and Esther Davenport. October — . 

Mills, Francis and Penelope Long. . March 29. Isaac Airs. 


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McAlpin, James Wolf and Abigail Pratt. May 5. Jas. Long. 
Oliver, John and Rebecca Davis. March 26. 
Overton. Edward and Mary Parsons. April 7. George Wynne. 
Pledger, Joseph and Christian Alexander. May 8. T. Mackey. 
Perisho, Rufus and Frances Mason. July 1. John Anderson. 
Robason, Henry and Sarah Collins. June 25. T. Mackey. 

Simmons, Elisha and — . . Jan. 5. 

Steely, Thomas and Elizabeth Leary. Jan. 
Stubbs, Richard and Sally Jordan. Apl 2. 
Snell, James and Mary Spruill. Sept. 12. 
Swain; Eliakim and Ann Jennett. Oct. — . 
Wynne, George and Ann Hassel. Apl 7. 

20. Jas. Long. 
J. Nicholls. 
Thos. Wiley. 
Wm. Swain. 
Edwd Overton. 


Alexander, Edward and Elizabeth Gardner. I. & J. Patrick. 

Ambrose, James and Ruth Hare. Jas. Phelps. 

Bent, Thomas and Elizabeth Forbes. Joshua Slade. 

Cullifer, Isaac and Elizabeth Lucas. Jos. Wyatt. 

Cunningham, Timothy and Esther Blount. Wm. Earle. 

Oraddoek, Eleazer and — . . Jno. Tarkinton. 

Davenport, Fred'k and Joana Freeman. - 
Davenport, James and Hannah Stephens. 
Davis, Elisha and Je mison Lockhart. — 

Jesse Lewis. 
- Ed Blount. 

Fagan, Shadrach and Esther Middleton. 

Ganett, John and — . . Benj. Harrison 

Stephen Swain. 
Jno. Cannady. 

Gillird, Nicholas and Anne Hassell 
Hill, Asa and Marv Alexander. — 

Jesse Hassell. 
Jos. Phelps. 

Harrison, Thomas and Elizabeth Hardison. Jas. Harrison. 

Hassell, William and Eliz Birtch. Nich Gillird. 

Jones, Robert and Sarah Poole. Jno. Poole. 

Long, J. and V. Lee. Wm. Blount. 

Neal, Wm. and Mary Poole. John Poole. 

Norman, Henry and Sarah Bonner. Ed. Blouut, Jr. 

Oliver, Andrew and Jemimah Phelps. • — — Evan Spruill. 

Rankhorn, Joseph and Amelia Thomas. . Jesse Hassell. 

Spruill, and E. Giles. Without date. 

Stealy, Michael and Delilah Hinds . Jer. Stealy. 

Straits, J. and Ann Brainer. . Joshua Swain. 

Stubbs, Jesse and Mary Jones. Friley Jones. 

Wynne, Robt. and Tarkinton. 

1785. ■ 
Adams, Thomas and Esther Rogers. Oct. 12. 
Bazemore, Leven and Elizabeth Huff. July 13. 
Bilding, William and Sarah Bateman. Oct. 5. 
Baternan, Simon and — - i . .. . Ja^n. 5.-; .,, 

Tyrrel County Marriage Bonds. 113 

Casswell, John and Amelia Lawrence, (d. of Michael,) Dec. 26. 
Duncombe, James and Delilah Walker. May 17. 
Davenport, Ezra or Evan and Sarah Bateman. Dec. 27. 

Davenport, Hezekiah and . Jan. 5. 

Fuller, Benj. and Mary 0' Bryan. Nov. 7. . 
Long, James and Sarah Jones. April 27. 
Oliver, John and Hanrahan Woodland. April 6. 
Rowe, Levi and Rachel Davenport. April 6. 
Rogers, Nathan and Mary Leggett. Oct. 12. 
Safford, George and Ann Barnett. April 22. 
Spruell, Jesse and Mary Arnold. Dec. 23. 
Tetterton, William and Ann Kelley. Aug. 12. 
Tarkinton, John and Elizabeth Ainesley. April 6. 
Wiley, James and Lurana Sutton. Sept. 5. 

Ainesley, Jos. Jr. and Mary Swain. March 15. 
Bank's, William and Mary Liverman. Jan. 3. 
Baker, Hilery and Ann Ewen. July 4. 
Collins, Caleb and Henrietta Sutton. March 12. 
Clifton, John and Sarah Farlow. April 3. 
Davis, Zephaniah and Zinah Gray. Feb. 7. 
Davenport, Daniel and Sarah Nicholls. March 12. 
Hoskins, Nicholas and Mary Allcock. Feb. 19. 
Hassell, Joshua and Eliz Lockhart. July 3. Jno. Tarkinton, Jr. 
Jerard, Henry and Frances Lassiter. Feb. 8. 

Lee, Thomas and Ann Long. Aug. 13. Win. Blount, Thos. Long. 
Martin, Chas. Oden and Africa Garrett. March 10. * 

Norman, Hezekiah and Sarah Alexander. Jan. 3. 
Newberry, John and Joana Swain. July 4. ■ 
Powers, Joshua and Delilah Phelphs. April 4. 
Peacock, George and Eliz Everitt. Oct. 17. 
Pearce, Timothy and Sarah Simpson. April 16. 
Rhodes, Nathan and Ann Jones. Sept. 6. 
Spruill, William and Sarah Norman. Jan. 31. 
Simpson. Reddin and Kessenhappuck Pearce. May 18. 
Smith, Thomas and Ann Oliver. Dec. 18. 
Skittlethorpe, John and Bethany Thomas. Dec. 10. 
Tarkinton, John (of Joshua) and Priscilla Tarkinton. Oct. 3. 
Tarkinton, John Jr. and Martha Hassell. April 4. 
Weatherly, Thomas and Ezilla Sawyer. April 10. 


114 The Commission of Christopher Gale and Others. 


North Carolina, Ss: The Honble Edward Hyde, Esq. Govr 
Capt Genl and Adtnll of this Province of North Carolina and ye 
rest of our trusty & well beloved Councellors of State Greeting 

To our Trusty and well beloved Majr: Christopher Gale Jno 
Blount Francis De La Mare Capt Richd Sanderson, Capt. Thos: 
Relfe Thos Garrett Esqrs— >, 

We being well assured of Your Loyalty Prudence & Integrity 
Doe hereby Comraissionate & appoint You Jointly & Severally 
dureing our pleasures Justices for this Governmt of North Carolina 
to Keep or Cause to be kept her Maty's peace as also all laws and 
Ordinances made for ye Government of this province And wee 
doe hereby athorize and Impower You or any three of You (where- 
of wee will that one of you) Majr Christopher Gale, Mr. Jno Blount, 
Francis De La Mare Esqr shall be one) to hold a Genii Court for 
this Governmt at ye tymes hereafter Exprest that is to say on ye 
last tuesday in ye month of March July and October — N And ye 
Same adjourne from time to time and from place to place as You 
or any three of You (whereof wee will that Majr Christo Gale Jno 
Blount & Fran: De La Mare shall he one) shall think meet and ye 
said Court to hold pleas heare and Determine all,and all maner of 
Actions Suites and Causes whatsoever as well Criminall as Civill 
reall, mixt, personal or of any other Kind or Nature whatsoever and 
in all Such Causes to award Judgmt and to Issue out all Such 
Writts and processes as to ye Due administration of Justice doe be- 
long In all things proceeding according to ye Lawes and Ordi- 
nances of this Governmt and as neare as Conveniently may be to 
the Lawes and Customes of England And for as much by reason 
of ye difficulty of passages and Extremeity of Weather it may hap- 
pen that three or more of You Cannot appeare at ye tymes above 
Expres'd Wee doe hereby further authorize and Impower You or 
any of You in Such Case being present to adjourne ye Court for 
any tyme not exceeding term days unto ye Same place. Wee, 
doe hereby Comand ye provost Marshall to Cause to Come before 
You at ye tymes exprest above or any other times by you appointed 
Soe many Good and Lawfull men of this Governmt as shall be nec- 
essary for ye tryall of such Causes as shall be brought before You. 

Given under our hands & ye Seale of ye Collony this 12th day 


The Commission of Christopher Gale and Others. 115 

of J , in ye Eleventh yeare of ye Reign of our Sovereign **** 

**** ***** Great Britanie &c. Anno Domi 17] 2. 

T: Knight Sect f 

Edward Hyde 
N. Chevin 
Wm Reed 
T. Peterson 

We call special attention to the above seal attached to the com- 
missipn of the Justices, it is the only impression of the Colonial 
Seal, thus far discovered, sufficiently plain to be deciphered. Within 
the circle appear eight crowns, representing in all probability, each 
one of the original Lords Proprietors; a Coat-of-Arms appears under 
each crown, all apparently different, with a Maltese Cross in the 
centre: the letters composing the word "Albemarle" are placed in 
the spaces between the crowns, there being eight spaces and nine 
letters in the word "Albemarle", two of them, to-wit: "be" are placed 
in one space. Under a lens the impression made in red wax (as 
fresh as it would be at the age of a few years) presents a beautiful 
and elegant piece of work, reflecting great credit upon the artist. 
We congratulate our readers upon its discovery, years df careful 
and difficult search having been given to find an impression suffi- 
ciently clear to photograph and reproduce in a half-tone or electro- 
type, that they might have the pleasure of its examination. The 
Editor found the paper, to which the seal is attached, in the 
Court House at Edenton, N. C. Perhaps there is not another dis- 
tinct impression of the seal in the State, certainly none more clear 
and distinct in all of its parts. — Editor. 


(Original in Court House at Edenton, N. C. ) . 

Petition of Capt. Jno. Hecklefield. Ordered that his peticon be 
refer'd to ye House of Burgesses. 

Upon Peticon of John Bird, ordered to be referred to the House 
of Burgesses and the Opinion of this House is that the peticonr 
ought to be payd (Without date).- 


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Mrs. Winifred Hoskins, Secretary of the Edenton Tea Party, was 
the daughter of John Wiggins and wife Catherine Baker (daughter 
of Henry Baker and wife Catherine Booth), their issue were 1 Thom- 
as Baker, md Sarah Bryan (daughter of Edward Bryan and wife 
Martha West); 2 Lemuel Baker, 3 William Baker, 4 Richard Baker, 
5 Blake Baker, 6 Pattie Baker, md Thomas Hoskins; 7 Catherine Ba- 
ker md Whitaker. (We are indebted to Miss Rowe Wiggins 

of Wilmington, N. C, for the names of Henry Baker's children). 
She married about. 1763, * Richard Hoskins of Chowan County. A 

* Richard Hoskins born 1740, was the son of William Hoskins and wife Sarah 
Whedbee. William Hoskins was the son of Thomas Hoskins and wife Elsie or Eliz- 
abeth Bowling, married 1705, in the Parish Church of Bromley, Kent Co., England, 
they came to Chowan county and s°ttled but a short distance from the site of Eden- 
ton. Thomas Hoskins was probably a grand son of Thomas Hoskins who appeared 
in the colony as earl}' as 1673. Frequent trips were made by the early settlers of Car- 
olina to England, and possibl}' Thomas Hoskins, the husband of Elizabeth Bowling, 
was married in England while on a visit to the heme of his ancestors. Mrs. Sarah 
Hoskins, the mother of Richard Hoskins. was born Jan'y 23d 1717. She was the 
daughter of Richard Whedbee, born Feb. 13, 1(387 and wife Sarah Durant born about 
1690 Richard Whedbee was the son of John Whedbee and wife Deborah Sutton. 
His marriage to Si rah Durant was celebrared Feb. 4, 1709. Sarah Durant was the 
daughterof John Durantand wife Sarah Jooke (daughter of Thomas and Ann Jooke). 
John Durant was born iu Berkley, later Perquimans Precinct, N. C, Dec. 26, 1662. 
John Durantand wife Sarah Jooke were married April 9, 1684. John Durant was 
the son of George Durant born Oct. 1 1632, married Jan'y 4, 16o8-9 iu Northumb- 
erland Co.. Va., Ann Marwood, they came to Carolina either in 1660 or early in 
1661. George Durant purchased two contiguous tracts of land from the Indians in 
1661. the two deeds are signed respectively by Cisketando and Kilcocanen Chiefs of 
the tribe and are well preserved on the record books of Perquimans county at Hert- 
ford, N. C, one bears date March 4, 1661, these deeds conveyed the lands lying in a 
neck of land, fronting on Albemarle Sound and bounded on one side by Perquim- 
ans river and on the other by Little River, they bear to this day the Dame of "Du- 
rant'sNeck," and are at this writing almost entirely owned by C. W. Grandy, Esq., 
of Norfolk, Va. Mrs. Sarah Whedbee wife of Richard Whedbee died April 4, 1728, 
her youngest sou Hezekiah was born but a few days before her death. From Rich- 
ard Wheduee's will (in the office of the Secretary of State, at Raleigh, N. C ,) exe- 
cuted in 1746 we give the names of his children mentioned therein, (1) John, (2> 
Richard, (3) George. (4) Mrs. Elizabeth Pratt, (5) Mrs. Deborah VVilkius, (wife of 
Charles,) (6) MrsT Sarah Hoskins, (wife of William.) (7) Mrs. Ann Forster, (wife of 
Robt Forster, clerk of Chowan Precinct and later of Bertie county, ) their daughter, 
Frances Forster married July 19, 1742, Clement Hall, an attorney at law, who short- 
ly after his marriage went to England and received orders in the Church of England 
and on his return was called in 1744— > as the 1st Rector of St. Paul's Parish, Eden- 
ton. N. C, it was his only Parish, he died iu 1758 on his plantation, about 3 miles 
north of Edenton, the property is now owned by F. A. White, Esq. Ann Hall, his 
daughter married James Blount, whose son Frederick Blount married Rachel Heri- 
tage, their daughter Mary Blount, married William Shepard of Craven Co., N. C. 
James Blount was the son of John Blount and wife Sarah Elizabeth Vail, daughter 
of Jeremiah Vail and wife . John Blount was the son of John Blount and wife 

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family tradition gives Mrs. Winnefred Hoskins the credit for spin- 
ning and weaving (from the flax grown on her father's plantation) 
her wedding trousseau; the web was so delicate and fine it could 
be easily passed through her wedding ring. (If we only had such 
maidens at the present day but a few years would elapse before our 
beloved old State would become rich and independent.) It has 
been but a few years since one of her descendants described to the 
writer the exquisite design and elaborate embroidery of one of the 
skirts which she saw in her childhood. Fine white linen is the 
most appropriate material to adorn a bride, it is typical of that pu- 
rity which should characterize every union, a type of the union be- 
tween Christ and his Church. The bridal tour was made from or 
near Scotland Neck, to the Roanoke river, thence in a flat-boat to 
Edenton where, at the wharf, a horse bridled and saddled (in wait- 
ing) conveyed them to their home "Paradise" (the name is still 
retained) about four miles North of Edenton; here they lived, reared 
a family of twelve children (eleven of whom married,) and died, he 
in 1800 and she in 1807; both are buried on the plantation where 
they settled, the land being the inheritance of Richard Hoskins 
from his father, William Hoskins. They had the following issue: 

A — Saraiel H)skins md Ann Roberts and had issue. He died 
January 7, 1802. 

B — Catherine Hoskins md John Blount, no issue. John Blount 
md 2nd Rebecca , no issue. He died in 1835. 

C — Mary Hoskins md, Oct. 8, 1787, James Bond and had issue. 

Elizabeth Davis, and grand son of James Blount and wife Ann — , who came to N. 
C from Isle of Wight Co., Va., in 1669, (8) Benjamin Whedbee, (9) Joseph Whed 
bee. For abstract of Richard Whedbee's will see Vol. 1, No. 4, page 509 of the Reg- 

Thomas Hoskins, a brother of William Hoskins above mentioned, married in 1769 
Mary Roberts and moved to Tyrrell Co., N. C, where he lived and died in 1S04, 
from his will recorded in the office of the Clerk of the Superior Court of Tyrrell Co., 
N. C, at Columbia, N. C, we extract as follows : " Wife Mary, four grand child- 
ren, Eliza, Anne, Sarah and William Rombough, heirs of my deceased daughter, 
Martha Rombough, wife of William Rombough of Edenton, daughter Elizabeth 
Creecy, son James Hoskins. heirs of son Thomas Hoskins dec'd , son Hardy, daugh- 
ter Mary Murphy, daughter Sarih Wynne, son-in-law Benjamin Lowry, son 
Charles, daughter Ann Hoskins. sons James. Hardy and Charles Ex'ors. July 1804. 
Test. Win. Spencer, Robert Sawyer." 

James Hoskins, son of Thomas Hoskins and wife Mary Roberts, married Oct. 22, 

1775, Mary Norcom (dantchW of Frederick Norcom and wife .) among their 

issue was Lt. Chas. Hoskins, U.S.A., killed in the gallant charge made at the battle of 

Monterey, during the Mexican war. Lt. Chas. Hoskins married Miss Deane, of 

Rochelle, New York, they had issue, one son. Major J. D. C. Hoskins, Major of ar- 
tillery TJ. S A , now stationed at Governor's Island, in the harbor of Now York city. 

Daughter Mary Murphy, wife of William Murphy who removed to Louisiana, are 
the ancestors of Senator Caffrey, late U. S. Senator from La., and the present U. S. 
Senator. Hon Murphy J. Foster, of La. We hope to give this braech of the family 
in a future issue. All the discendants of William Hoskins and wife Sarah Whedbee 
likewise descend from George Durant. Mrs Sarah Hoskins became the third wife 
of Joseph Blount, I. 




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D — Ann Hoskins md, April 26, 17 — , Chas Roberts and had issue. 

E — Baker Hoskins md, 1st Sarah Skinner, 2nd Martha Ann 
Skinner (daughter of Joshua Skinner and wife Martha Ann Blount, 
daughter of Charles Worth Blount and wife Mary Clayton.) Issue 
by both marriages. 

F — Richard Hoskins never married, he represented Chowan 
county in the State Senate 1810, 1811, 1812, 1814 and 1815, and 
again in 1821. He died'November -1822. 

G— Edmund Hoskins md, Dec. 29, 1802, Elizabeth Blount; they 
removed to Mississippi about 1835 and had issue. 

H— Martha Hoskins md, July 11, 1801, 1st Wm. Rombough; 
she md 2d, March 31, 1816, William Blount (his 2nd wife) and 
had issue. 

I — Sarah Hoskins md, July 5, 1802, Josiah Skinner, and had issue. 

J — Winnefred Hoskins md, J Jno. Hatch Reed, 2 Benj. Coffield- 
3 Nov. 30, 1814, Wm. Wright and had issue; they moved to Nor 
folk Co.,' Va., about 1835, and later some of their descendants 
moved to Memphis, Tenn. 

K — Elizabeth Hoskins md, Sept. 16, 1818, Thomas Vail, and 
had issue. 

L — Frances Hoskins md, May 31, 1814, Wilson Reed of Hert- 
ford, N. C, (his 1st wife) and had issue. 

M — Lemuel Hoskins md, Sept. 2, 1815, Elizabeth Howcott, and 
had issue. 

A — Issue of Samuel Hoskins and wife Nancy Roberts: 

1 Elizabeth Hoskins md, April 24, 1810, John Hogan of Halifax 
county, N. C; 2 William Hoskins, 3 Mary Hoskins.* 

C — Issue of James Bond and wife Mary Hoskins: 

1 Baker Bond, d. s. p., a voung man; 2 Edmond md, Jan. 1820, 
Elizabeth Gregory; 3 Martha Bond md, March 22, 1822, David 
Small; 4 Winnefred Bond md, Aug. 20, 1822, John M. Woodard; 
5 Ann Cowan Bond md, Oct. 14, 1824, Capt. R. C. Halsey, she died 
Nov. 8, 1850, in her 50th year; 6 Elizabeth Bond, died in Edenton, 
N. C; she did not marry. 

Issue of Edmund Bond and wife Elizabeth Gregory: One son. 

1 William E. Bond md Virginia M. Darden, daughter of Alfred 
W. Darden and wife Sarah Moore of Hertford Co., N. C, issue (a) 
Elizabeth Gregory Bond died in infancy. (/;) * Wm. M. Bond md 

* William M. Bond, of Edenton, N. C, is one of the leading attorne3's in the 1st 
Judicial District of N. C. He represented the 1st Senatorial District in the Senate 
of North Carolina. He enjoys a large and lucrative practice, has been remark- 
ably successful in his practice the past few years, especially so in cases 
passed upon by juries, and his success before the Supreme Court, in appeals has 
been equally as remarkable and successful he is very popular with the members of 
the bar, and very strong with the great mass of the people. He has a bright and 
brilliant future before him. One of his legal brethren stated to the writer, that he 
was "bad medicine" when he had the closing speeeh before a jury. 

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Laura Griffith, daughter of E. J. Griffith and wife Eliza Beale, of 
Norfolk, Ya.; they had issue as follows: Wm. M. Bond, Jr., Grif- 
fith Bond, died in infancy; Edward Griffith Bond, Julia Dodson 
Bond and Linwood Bond. (c)Linwood D. Bond, unmarried; (^An- 
nie L. Bond, md John E. Bonner, issue 1 Abram Bonner, 2 Virginia 
Bonner, 3 John E. Bonner, Jr., 4 Lallie Bonner, died young; 5 Wil- 
liam Bonner, 6 David Bonner, 7 Ernest Bonner. 

Issue of David Small and wife, Martha Bond; (she died October 
29, 1845). 

Uane E. Small, born Jan. 27, 1829, died in 1873, md Richard 
H. Small. Issue: R. H. Small, died in his 21st year; 2 William B. 
Small, born Mch 31, 1831, died Aug. 26, 1854, never married; 
3 Mary Frances Small, born March 31, 1831, died Aug. 31, 1835; 
4 David Small, born Dec. 10, 1833, died in 1866 from disease con- 
tracted in camp while in the C. S. Army; 5 Edmund B. Small, born 
Apl # 20, 1835, was in the C. S. A. and killed at Malvern Hill July 
26, '1862, he was unmarried; 6 Thomas M. Small, born Feb. 13, 
1837, is a bachelor living in Edenton, he was a member of Co. F. 
1st Regt N. C. State Troops C. S. A., commanded by Col. Leven- 
thorpe, was in Pettigrew's Division at the bettle of Gettysburg and 
wounded in the first day's fight; he was again wounded at Peters- 
burg, Va., in 1864, from which he suffers to the present time. His 
lameness is very perceptible in walking. He was a good soldier 
and is at present engaged in the grocery business and is Treasurer . 
of the town; we have no better citizen than Thomas M. Small. 
He is the only survivor of his branch of the family. 

Issue of John M. Woodard and wife, Winnefred Bond:* 

They had eleven children, we have made every effort to secure 
their names and regret our want of success. All of them died young 
except the following: 1 James A. Woodard md Elizabeth Fiske, of 
Hickory Ground, Norfolk Co., Va. Mr. Woodard was one of the 
leading merchants of Edenton until a few years before his death, 
when he closed out his business and became the representative of 
the Albemarle Steam Navigation Co. He was remarkably suc- 
cessful as a business man, and left a good estate free from any in- 
cumbrance or debt whatever; his issue are as follows: (a) *Clarence 
A. Woodard, md 1877, Mary Winston Payne (daughter of John 
Richards Payne and wife Alice FitzHugh Dixon, of Fauquier Co., 
Va., married in 1834); issue: 1 Elizabeth Moore Woodard, 2 Alice 
FitzHugh Dixon Woodard, died in 1881; 3 Lillie Todd Woodard, 
4 Clarence A. Woodard, Jr., 5 James C. Woodard. (b) Calanthe 

* Mr. C. A. Woodard, of Norfolk, Va. , is one of the leading business men of 
Norfolk, Va., and represents the city of Norfolk, in the present House of Delegates, 
he is a hard worker, and has amassed a fine estate as the fruit of his industry. 


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Winnefred Woodard, md Rev. Robert A^andeventer of the Baptist 
Church; no issue, (c) Emma W. Woodard, md *Wm. J. Leary, 
Attorney-at-Law, May 31, 1880; issue. 1 James Ihrie Leary, 2 Wil- 
liam James Leary, 3 Ernest Woodard Leary. 4 Herbert Ross Leary, 
5 Elizabeth Woodard Leary, 6 James Woodard Leary. (d) Elizabeth 
Fiske Woodard md fJohn G. Bunch, Attorney-at-Law; issue: Fan- 
nie Lou Bunch, died in childhood, (e) Mary Frances Woodard, 
died in her 18th year. (/) James A. Woodard, md Annie McDowell 
Bond, (daughter of Henry A. Bond and 3d wife, Annie E. McDow- 
ell); no issue, (g) ^Ernest Linwood Woodard, md 1st, Susie Shaw, 
(daughter of Dr. H. M. Shaw and wife, of Shawboro, N. C); he md 
2nd, Myrtle May Hawkins, (daugnter of Albert M. Hawkins and 
wife, Susanne Virginia Smith); issue: 1 Elizabeth May Woodard, 
2 Virginia Aubrey Woodard. (h) Claudia Woodard, living in Eden- 
ton unmarried. (t)Edmond Bond Woodard, d. y. (j) Ruth Mc- 
Dowell Woodard, d. y. (k) John Hermon Woodard, d. y. 

2 William Woodard, married 1st, Mrs. Thomas Brothers; issue: 
two children, who died young. He md 2nd, Wilson, of Cam- 
den Co., N. C ; issue: four children, two died young; 3 Kenneth 
Woodard, 4 William Woodard, are still living. 

3 Mary Woodard, md Kenneth Rayner Pendleton, of Pasquo- 
tank Co., N. C; issue: (a) James Pendleton, died when a youth; 
(6) George Overby Pendleton, died 7 yrs of age; (c) Rovvena P. Pen- 
dleton, md §Charles Spurgeon Vann, Attorney-at-Law, of Edenton, 
N. C; issue: Charles Spurgeon Vann, Jr., died when about 11 yrs 
old; Myra Vann. Mrs. Vann died in 1898. (d) Virginia Pendle- 
ton, died young; (e) William Skinner Pendleton, Attorney-at-Law, 
died unmarried; (/) Myra P. Pendleton, died 6 yrs old; (g) Mary 
Warren Pendleton, md W. P. Pullen; issue: William Pullen. Myra 
Pullen died young; Bayner Pullen, Virginia Pullen. 

* Mr. Leary was Solicitor of the 1st Judicial District of N. C. for four years, he 
is at present engaged in the practice of his profession in u denton. 

f John G. Burch served as Mayor of Edenton two terms, he passed away just as 
he entered the arena of an active and useful life. 

% Ernest L. Woodard, of Norfolk, Va., is one of the leading merchants (in the 
wholesale grocery business) of Norfolk, he is a hustler and is rapidly reaching the 
goal of his ambition. 

I Mr Vann removed from Hertford county to Edenton, N. C. , in 1884, and be 
came a member of the law firm of Pr.uden & Vann, he continued with the firm until 
July 15, 1898, at which time he retired from the firm and has since been practicing 
his profession alone, he was one of the Senators elected from the 1st Senatorial Dis- 
trict and served in the sessions of the Senate of 1901-2; in November last he was re- 
elected by over 4000 majority, his term will not expire until November 1904. Mr. 
Vann is a gentleman of sterling integrity, business interests committed to his care 
bj his clients, receive prompt and careful attention, the writer has never heard the 
slightest complaint from any one who entrusted him with their business. He was 
our neighbor nine years and we know whereof we speak. 

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Issue of *Capt. Richard C. Halsey and wife, Ann Cowan Bond: 
1 A daughter, died in infancy; 2 Mary Halsey, born 1828, now liv- 
ing in Edenton, she has never married; 3 Ann Halsey, md W. H. 
Bonner; Mr. Bonner died in 1901 and Mrs. Bonner lives in Eden- 
ton with her half-sister, Mrs. Lena Brinkley. 

D — Issue of Charles Roberts and wife, Ann Hoskins:* 
1 Richard Roberts, moved to Wake Co., N. C, in 1839; a Eliza- 
beth Roberts, 3 Charles Roberts, moved to Green Co., Ala., in 1838; 
4 Catherine B. Roberts, married John Gale Hankins, (his 1st wife): 
issue: (a) Mary Hankins, never married; (b) Charles Roberts Han- 
kins, moved to New York City about 1855, and married there. 
Georgeanna Esther Brown; issue: Carolina. Virginia Hankins, 
2 Charles Bushrod Hankins, (dead); 3 Edward Gale Hankins, md 
Katherine Bouton, issue: Helen Gertrude Hankins; Charles Edward 
Hankins, (dead); Edward Bouton Hankins; (d) Maaguerite May field 
Hankins, (e) Iradele Hankins: 5 John Roberts, 6 Baker Roberts. 
E— Issue of Baker Hoskins and his wife Sarah Skinner: 
1 Thomas. Skinner Hoskins, md Harriet Williams Wilson, of 
Camden Co., N. C, daughter of Col. Willis Wilson and his wife, 
Elizabeth Bell Wilson; issue: (a) Baker Blake Hoskins, never mar- 
ried, he was 1st Lieut. Co. A. i 1th Regt N. C. State Troops, C. S. 
A., was killed at Gettysburg, his regiment was in Pettigrews Divis- 
ion; (b) Willis Wilson Hoskins, md 1st, Margaret Brothers, issue: 
one child, died in infancy; he md 2nd Martha Floyd, issue: 5 chil- 
dren, all of whom died in infancy except one daughter. Linda 
Hoskins; (c) Elizabeth Bell Hoskins, md Julian Gilliam, issue: an 
infant, who died with its mother; (d) Sarah Ann Hoskins, md Na- 
than Mathewson Lawrence, of Tarboro, N. C, issue: a Leata Hos- 
kins Lawrence, md John R. Potts, iss"ue: Elizabeth Latham Potts 
and Leata Lawrence Potts; 2 Thomas W. Lawrence, d. u.; Eliza- 
beth Bell Lawrence, unmarried; 4 Frank Matthewson Lawrence, 
unmarried; 5 Sallie Hoskins Lawrence, md Hugh Landis, no issue: 
6 Caroline Mathewson Lawrence, md Nathaniel Hilman Canaday, 

* Capt. R. C. Halsey md 2nd Mrs. Clarkey Gray nee Gordon, of Perquimans Co., 
N. C, issue, (1.) Emma Bond md John Cox Bond (son of H. A. Bond and wife, 
Margaret Manning, half sister of the late Hon. Thomas C. Manning, of La.) issue 

(a) Margaret Manning Bond md John H. Stephenson, of Northampton Co.. X. (.'., 
issue, John Stephenson died in infancy, Mary Elizabeth Stephenson {b) John Bond 
died an infant, (c) Mary Halsey Bond md. Robert L. Temple, of Elizabeth City, N. 
C, issue, Ethlyn May Temple (d) Edward Bonner Bond died an infant, (e) Louise 
Bond died at age 16 mos. (/) Annie Bond died an infant, (g) John Cox Bond died 
an infant, (h) John Manning Bond, now 10 yrs. of age. Mrs Bond died about three 
years since. Mr. John C. Bond, at present, Mayor of Edenton, resides here, his 
daughters, Mrs. Stephenson and Mrs. Temple and his youngest son are all with him. 

(2) Lena Halsey md Edward L. Brinkley, issue (a) Richard Halsey Brinkloy, 

(b) William G. Brinkley (c) Edward Leonidas Brinkley (d) Leroy Cox Brinkley (e) 
Annie May Brinkley. 



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issue: Sarah Hoskins Canaday; 7 Nathan Mathewson Lawrence, Jr., 
md Lida Vestal, no issue: 8 Harriet Wilson Lawrence, died when 
6 mos old; 9 Henry Irwin Lawrence, died aged 4 years; 10 Infant 
not named. 

(e) Benjamin Skinner Hoskins, unmarried, lives in New York 
City. * 

Thomas Skinner Hoskins was a memher of the House of Com- 
mons from Chowan Co., in 1835-36; he was also Sheriff of Chowan 
Co., from 1844 to 1856. 

Issue of Baker Hoskins and his 2nd wife, Martha Ann Skinner, 
(sister to his 1st wife). 

2 Martha E. Hoskins, md Feb. 26, 1836, John L. Foreman of 
Pitt Co., N. C; issue: (a) William J. Foreman, md 1865, Anne 
Blacknall Sparrow, (daughter of Maj. Thomas Sparrow and wife, 
Anne Blacknall of Washington, N. C), he died in 1887 leaving one 
son living in Washington, who md Mary Spillman, of Warrenton, 
'N. C; no issue. (6) Mary Foreman, died in early childhood, (c) 
John L. Foreman, Jr., died young, (d) Ivey Foreman, 1st Lieut., 
acting Captain James River Squadron, C. S. N., was in the fight 
between the Merrimac and Cumberland, was one of the first to reach 
the Cumberland (so informed by a near relative), he died Dec. 21, 
1864, the day before he was 21 years old, of typhoid fever contracted 
in the service. 

Mrs. Martha E. Foreman, md 2nd, Richard Henry Lewis of 
Edgecombe Co., N. C; at the time, however, Mr. Lewis was a large 
cotton planter in the "Canebrake" section of Alabama; issue: (e) Dr. 
Richard H. Lewis, of Raleigh, N. C, born in Pitt C&, N. C, Feb. 
1850, md 1st, Cornelia Viola Battle, (daughter of Kemp Plummer 
Battle, LLD., of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 
and wife Martha Ann Battle; issue: 1 Richard Henry Lewis, Jr., 
2 Martha Battle Lewis, 3 Kemp Plummer Lewis, 4 Ivey Foreman 
Lewis; Dr. R. Lewis md 2nd, Mary Long Gordon, (daughter of 
George Loyall Gordon, of Albemarle Co., Va., and wife Frances, 
daughter of Justice J. J. Daniels of the Supreme Court, and a great 
grand-daughter of the "divine Polly Long" of Halifax, N. C); issue: 
5 Cornelia Battle Lewis. Dr. Lewis md 3rd, Mrs. Anne Blacknall 
Foreman nee Sparrow, widow of his half-brother William J. Fore- 
man; no issue. Dr. R. H. Lewis stands at the head of his profes- 
sion in North Carolina, he has rendered valuable service to the 
State as a member of the State Board of Health, he is also engaged 
in agricultnre. 

3 Penelope Hoskins md, May 27, 1835, James Norcom, Jr., 
(son of Dr. James Norcom); issue: 1 Martha Ann Norcom, md 1st, 
May 13, 1860, Dr. James M. Bunch, of Perquimans Co., N. C; issue: 



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(a) Penelope Catharine Bunch, born Feb. 28, 1861, died Dec. 15, 
1874; (b) Mary Isabel Bunch, born June 28, 1862, md 1st, Dec. 
28, 1882, Williamson Hurdle; issue: Martha Norcum Hurdle, born 
Sept. 1, 1883; Ivey Bunch Hurdle, born Sept. 28, 1886. Mrs. 'Hur- 
dle md 2nd, Nov. 21, 1894, Timothy Billups; issue: Keith Billups, 
born Jan. 15, 1889, died May 26, 1900; (c) Ivey Foreman Bunch, 
born Oct. 21; 1863, died Sept. 7, 1881; (d) infant not named. Mrs. 
Martha Ann Bunch nee Norcom, md 2nd, June 13, 1866, Timothy 
S. Meara; issue: Elizabeth Skinner Meara, born Dec. 25, 1869, died 
Aug. 15, 1870. 2 Mary Matilda Norcom, md Oct. 7, 1862, in Tar- 
boro, N. O, Matthew Weddell, of Edinburgh, Scotland; issue: (a) 
John Archibald Weddell, born Aug. 8, 1863, md Apl 23, 1889, 
Lossie McNair; issue: John Archibald Weddell, born Aug. 1899, 
Mary Norcom Weddell, Laura Weddell, Penelope Hoskins Weddell, 
Hugh McNair Weddell, Matthew Weddell; (b) Laurie Weddell, 
born June 20, 1865, md Sept. 15, 1891, Lillian Reid; issue: Laurie 
Weddell, died Oct, 4, 1892; Reid Weddell, born June 21, 1893; (c) 
Rush Norcom Weddell, born Sept. 11. 1857, died Apl 23, 1889, the 
night his brother John was married; (d) Maria Clark Weddell, md 
Oct. 5, 1892, Samuel Hutton Ellison; issue: Laurie Ellison, born 
June 24, 1895; James Bonner Ellison, born Mch 29, 1901, died 
July 22, 1901. 3 Infantgirl, not named; 4 Penelope Catharine Hos- 
kins Norcom, born Apl 14, 1840, has never married, she lives in 
Perquimans Co., N. O; 5 Infantgirl, not named. 

4 Cathertne Hoskins never married. 

5 Mary Darrach Hoskins, md Mch 19, 1839, William S. Mallo- 
ry, of Norfolk, Va.; issue: (a) Martha F. Mallory, md 1st, Stephen 
Southall; 2nd, Rev. Giles B. Cooke, both of Va.; she died in 1893, 
no issue; (b) William S. Mallory, md Pamela Shepperd, of Salem, 
N. C, (daughter of Hon. A. H. Shepperd, for 17 years a member 
of Congress from N. O, and wife Martha Peyton Tabb Robinson, of 
Georgetown, D. C), issue, 1 Shepperd Mallory, 2 Francis Mallory, 3 
Helen Mallory, 4 Martha Tabb Mallory (dead), 5 Mary Darrach 
Mallory (dead" 6 Spencer F. Mallory (dead), 7 Wm. S. Mallory, Jr., 
(dead); (c) Charles King Mallory, died in infancy; (d) Elizabeth 
Blair Mallory, died in 1853, an infant, 

6 Baker Hoskins, Married Alethea Skinner (daughter of Benja- 
min Smith Skinner and wife, Elizabeth Leigh, of Perquimans Co., 
N. C.) Their union has been blessed with 19 children, 10 of whom 
died in, infancy; those who lived to maturity are: (a) Benjamin 
Hoskins, md Francis Webb and have issue, Baker and Nellie Hos- 
kins; (6) Charles Wood Hoskins, md 1st, Nellie Jordan, of Norfolk, 
Va., issue, 5 children all of whom died in infancy; he md 2nd, Ma- 
ry juy, of Norfolk, Va.; issue: Guy Hoskins; (c) Dr. Thomas Jones 


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Hoskins, of Edenton, N. C, md Bessie Coke (daughter of Dr. Geo. 
H. Coke and wife, Mrs. Pattie Jones, widow of Thomas Jones and 
daughter of Benjamin S. Skinner and wife, Elizaheth Leigh), issue: 
1 Thomas Jones Hoskins, 2 Alethea Skinner Hoskins, 3 Bessie Coke 
Hoskins, 4 George Coke Hoskins; (d) Bessie Hoskins, md Seth B. 
Sumner, of .Perquimans Co., issue: James and Elizabeth Grizzell 
Sumner; (e) Baker Hoskins, md Lila Bonney, of Norfolk, Va., issue, 
Baker Gallatti Hoskins; (/) Alethea Skinner Hoskins, md James 
Adkins,of Murfreesboro, N. C., issue: James Leigh Adkins; (g) Jas. 
Skinner Hoskins, unmarried; (h) Joseph Blount Hoskins, md Jessie 
Mehlhorn, of Maryland, issue: Joseph Blount Hoskins; (i) Frederick 
Hoskins, died unmarried in 1902. Only two days after Mr. Baker 
Hoskins gave the Editor of the Register the above record of his 
family he passed from among the living, at the home of his son, 
Dr. T. J. Hoskins, in Edenton, N. C; his remains were taken to 
Perquimans county to be interred with his family; his wife sur- 
vives him. 

7. Nancy Baker Hoskins, md James Leigh Skinner, of Per- 
quimans Co., N. C, (son of Benjamin Smith Skinner and wife, Eliz- 
abeth Leigh,) issue: (a&b) twins, one died in infancy, the other, 
Elizabeth Leigh Skinner, died unmarried in her 17th year; (c) Ben- 
jamin Smith Skinner, md June 18, 1873, Elizabeth Taliaferro Pie- 
mont, (daughter of Dr. Robinson Piemont, a native of Gloucester 
Co., Va., resident of Elizabeth City, N. C, and wife Penelope Sut- 
ton, niece of Ashbury Sutton, who md Nancy Reed; daughter of 
William Reed and wife, Penelope — the Suttons were closely con- 
nected with the Whedbees and Durants, and some* branches were 
direct descendants of both), issue: (a) Penelope Piemont Skinner, 
md Charles Franklin Massey, issue: Benjamin Skinner Massey; (b) 
Nannie Baker Skinner; (c) James Leigh Skinner; (d) Katherine 
Lassiter Skinner; (e) Elizabeth Piemont Skinner; (/) Rosa Fries 
Skinner. Mr. B. S. Skinner holds a position in the N. C. Depart- 
ment of Agriculture and has been for a number of years Superin- 
tendent of the State Farm, near Raleigh; he has not only filled the 
position with marked ability and credit to himself, but has also 
rendered valuable service to the State in the excellent management 
of his department of the Bureau. 

Baker Hoskins, Sr., had a number of children not mentioned in 
this record, who died in infancy, he lived and died about 1\ miles 
North of Edenton and about 3 miles from where he was born. He 
was a prominent citizen of the county and very popular with the 
people of Chowan, he served them in the House of Commons in 
1806, 1807 and 1808. 

[to be continued.] 

Abstract of Conveyances. 


(From Register of Deeds' Office, at Edenton, N. C.) 
An old Book, not Numbered or Lettered. 


John Lassiter, of Nansemond county, Va., to John Williams. 140 
acres south side Near Swamp; Mch 8, 1735. Test, John Harrell, 
Richard Taylor, Jr. 

Francis Harrell, of Bertie, to Thos. Baker. 50 acres on Middle 
Swamp; May 20th, 1734. Test, James Ellis, Rich'd Taylor, Rich'd 
Taylor, Jr. 

Henry Robinson, of Bertie county, to 1 homas Knox. 100 acres 
on Plumbtree Branch; Feb. 12, 1734/5. Test, Moses Hall, John 
Collins, Moses Odom. 

Thomas Martin, of Western Branch, Norfolk Co., Va., to Maj. 
John Alston. 50 acres on Bennetts Creek at the Bridge. Test, 
John'Singleton, Phillip Alston; Dec. 9, 1734. 

James Bennett & Chief Men Chowan Indians, to James Brown. 
100 acres on the Indian Swamp; Jany 31, 1734. Test, Richd 
Minshew, Michael Ward, Benj. Blanchard. 

Same, to Michael Ward; Nov. 7, 1734. GOO acres at the Poly 

Same to John Hinton. 100 acres adjoining lands of John Right, 
Lassiter and John Hinton. Test, Henry Hill, Thos. Morris. 

Same, to Win. Hill; Nov. 4, 1734. 100 acres on the Indian 
Swamp. Test, Thos. Jones, Robert Forster. 

Wm. Powell, to John Roberson. Tract of Land S. E. side Rocky- 
hock Branch; Oct. 8, 1734. Test, Wm. Perry, Constance Luten, 
Will Tiner. 

Robert Wilson, to Will Coterell. 320 acres at head Indian Town 
Creek; Feb. 26, 1734. Test, Paul Palmer, Titterson, Thos. Jessop. 

Will Cotterill to Will Perry. 100 acres on Indian Town Swamp; 
Feb. 4, 1735. Test, John and Charles Jordan. 

Simon Stallings, of Perquimans county, to Catharine Brothers, 
of Nansemond county, Va. 100 acres on Middle Swamp, left me 
by my father, John Stallings; July 15, 1735. Test, Dempsey Sum- 
ner, Richard Bond, John Sumner. 

Thos. Penrice, Sr., to Thomas, John and Francis Penrice, sons of 
said Thomas. My plantation in Chowan of 600 acres, adjoining 
lands of Edward Standin, said land granted to Wm. Charlton; Aug. 
6, 1736. Test, Jeremiah Vail, Josa Smith. James Craven. 

John Griffin, to Will Parker; Mch 1 7, 1736. 50 acres West side 
Bennett's Creek. Test, John Riddick, Humphrey Griffin, John 



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Abstract of Conveyances. 

William Parker, to James Hubbard. 75 acres, part of 170 acres 
granted to John Small, Jr.; Augt 18, 1719. Test, James Benton, 
John Benton, Thos. Parker. 

John Benton, to James Benton; Sept. 22, 1736. 150 acres West 
side Bennetts Creek. Test, W. Parker, Thos. Parker, Jas. Parker. 

John Hubbard, to Wm. Parker, June 15, 1735. 145 acres ad- 
joining lands of Moses Hall, Richard Felton and John Norfleet, said 
tract heired from his father. Test, Wm. Parker. James Hubbard. 

Wm. How, of Boston, to Samuel Smith, of Nansemond county, 
Va. 100 acres on Cypress Swamp; Mch 22, 1736. Test, Wm. 
Smith, Robert Riddick. 

Richard Hines, of Nansemond county. Va., to John Pipkin. 160 
acres on Mills Swamp, formerly granted by Patent to Charles Scott, 
of Nansemond count}', Va.; Sept. 19,1735. Test, George Wilde, 
John Hines, William Bullock. 

John Powell and wife Hester, of Perquimans, to John Norfleet. 
250 acres on the Thicket Swamp; Dec. 19, 1734. Test, Robert 
Powell, John Powell, Jessie Brinn. 

Aaron Blanchard, to Amos Blanchard, eldest son of Robert, (his 
cousin). Water mill dam and house on the East side of the stream; 
Nov. 10, 1736. Test, John Matthews, William Urquhart, William 

Richard Hines, of Nansemond county, Va., to Moses Boyce; May 
8, 1736. 200 acres on Bay Tree Branch, adjoining lands of Rich- 
ard Parker, near the head of Bennetts Creek. Test, Saml Hines, 
Clever Worrell' John Hines, Henry Green. 

Ben Simpson, to Luke Gregory. Assignment of a Deed; Sept. 
18, 1736. Test, Wm. Gardner, Robt Kingham, Sam'l Buhdy. 
» Robt. Halton, of New Hanover, and Joseph Anderson, of Cho- 
wan, to John Boyd, of Bertie. 600 acres, lately in the possession 
of Paul Bunch; Oct. 12, 1736. Test, T. Hodgson, Edwd Wetherell 
Saml Snowden. 

Benj. Small and wife, Mary, to David Ambrose. 100 acres in 
Rocky hock Neck; March 7, 1736/7. Test, Edward Parks, John 

Saml Pagett, to W. Ashley, Sr. 100 acres beginning at a marked 
pine dividing it from W. Woodley, then S. 35 W. to centre, 3 pines, 
&c; June 14, 1733. Test, Thos. Blount. 

Bridget Sumner, of Nansemond county, Va., widow, to Jethro 
Sumner and wife, Margaret. Her half share of a tract of Land of 
200 acres, formerly in Nansemond county, Va., in Maiden Hair 
Neck, sold by John Keaton to Daniel Sullivan, which came after 
his death unto Daniel Sullivan, his only son and heir, at whose 
death the same descended to the said Bridgett, and Margaret, her 

Abstract of Conveyances. 


sister; Dec. 14, 1736. Test, John Sumner, James Sumner, Richd 
Brothers, Thos. Knight. 

Will Daniels, to Will Peele. 200 acres West side Bennetts Creek; 
May 22, 1727. Test, Frank Pugh, W. Ashley. 

Richard Brothers, to Geo. Hews. 100 acres on River Pocosin. 
Oct. 2, 1732. Test, John Sumner, Thos. Knight, Jno. Nelsone. 

Pheriby Pugh, widow, and Robt West, Exrs of Francis Pugh, to 
Daniel Pugh. Several tracts of land adjoining land of Solomon 
Alstonand others; 8 Apl, 1737. Test, John Montgomery, Thomas 
Jenkins, Thomas Rowan. 

Wm. Gardner and wife, Martha, to Luke White. 18| acres 
bought of James Williams and wife, Elizabeth; Apl 2S, 1737. Test, 
Joseph Cricket, Mary Cricket. 

John Keaton, to Richard Bond. 290 acres in Maiden Hair 
Neck: Oct. 28, 1736. Test, W. Moreton, John Lassiter. 

James Lassiter and wife, Mary, of Nansemond county, Va., to 
James Brown. 150 acres in Bennetts Creek; Jany 18, 1736. Test, 
Richard Minshew, William Trevathan. 

William Crawford, to William Hews. 61 J acres on Bennetts 
Creek; May 26, 1737. Test, George Hews, William Hews, Jr. 

Same, to Jacob Hinton. 50 acres at the head of the Guniper 
Branch; Nov. 20, 1734. Test, Henry Hill, William Hill, William 

Same, 'to Richard Minshew. 100 acres adjoining Annie Blanch- 
ard; 7 Nov., 1731. Test, Henry Blanchard, Thos. Taslen, James 

Francis Pugh, to Jonathan Parker;- 18 Oct., 1734. , 400 acres 
patented by said Pugh. 

John Collins, to James Eure. 100 acres adjoining tract of said 
Eure purchased of said Collins, 40 acres; July 5, 1735. Test, 
Rich Taylor, Robert Thomas. 

Constance Luten, of Bertie, Robert Beasley and Christian Beas- 
ley, to Thomas Luten. 200 acres known as Tottering Bridge Plan- 
tation; July 19, 1735. Test, William Luten, George Lyles. 

Joseph Hare, of Nansemond county, Va., to Robert Thomas. 104 
acres patented by John Hare, father of said Joseph and bequeathed 
by last will and testament to said Joseph; June. 17, 1735. Test, 
John Thomas, Ephraim Hunter, Richd Taylor. 

James Williams and wife, Elizabeth, to Luke White. 48J acres 
in Rockyhock, shore to the Bay; 28 June, 1734. Test, Winslo 
Driggers, Edwd Williams. 

Jane Parker, to Benj. Evans. 100 acres on Lightwood Knot 
Branch, adjoining land of John Overton and John Parker; 28 June, 



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William Benbury, to Charles Haughton. Assigns Deed; 18 Apl, 
1734. Test, E. Moseley, Joseph Halsey. 

Moses Hall, of Nanseraond county, Va., to John Hubbard. 95 
acres near the Rich Thickets; 28 Januy, 1734/5. Test, James Par- 
ker, Wm. Parker, James Hubbard. 

John Bathey, to his son Tristram Bathey. 150 acres on Beech 
Swamp; 16 July, 1734/5. Test, Richard Taylor, Richard 'Taylor, 
Jr., Jno. Collins. 

Robert Rountree, of Nansemond county, Va., to Gabriel Lassiter. 
] 75 acres adjoining the lands of Robert Rountree and Joseph Wright, 
May 25, 1735. Test, Elias Stallings, John Rountree. 

Samul Woodward, to Paul Bunch, Sept. 6, 1735. Tract of land 
in Bertie, on Chinkapin Creek, 640 acres. Test, Win. Perry, John 
Meadows, Robert Robinson. 

Win. Eggerton, to Wm. Benbury; 175 acres in Dogwood Neck, de- 
scended from my father, Patrick Eggerton. Test, Samuel Warner, 
• Thos. Penrice. 

Abraham Odom, to Epaphroditus Boyce. 270 acres in Mossy Hill 
Pocosin, patented by said Odom and Edward Doughtie, 640 acres 
in patent; Nov. 25, 1735. Test, Joseph Vann, Christopher Boyce, 
Henry West. 

George Spivey, to Thomas Walton Jr., 100 acres of land on Cath- 
arine Creek; Dec. 4, 1734. Test, Benj. Spivey, Wm. Trevathan. 

Thos. Walton Jr., to his brother, Win. Walton. 100 acres, part 
of a patent to John Keaton, dated 28 Oct., 1702, 19 Nov. 1735. 
Test, John Walton, Benjamin Spivey, Wm. Trevathan. 

Richard Harrell, to Christopher Boyce. 90 acres adjoining lands 
of Jonathan Kitterlin; 25 Sept. 1735. Test, Thos. Johnson, Nicho- 4 
las Fairless, Wm. Boyce, Titus Boyce. 

Wm. Crawford to George Williams. 6H acres bequeathed by 
last w and testament of Wm. Crawford to his grand son, Win. Craw- 
ford, patented April 11, 1711; Jany 2, 1730. Test, John Benton, 
Richard Parker, Richard Taylor. 

George Williams, to Wm. Crawford. 61 J acres, part of a tract 
bought of Nath'l Wright, of Nansemond county, Va., on the Holly 
Swamp; 2d Jany, 1736. Test as above. 

Issachar Branch to Edmund Gale. 146 acres on Queen Ann's 
Creek; Dec. 15, 1735. Test, Josiah Vail, James Craven. 

Wm. Speight, of Nansemond county, Va., to my son-in-law, Mo- 
ses Hare. 100 acres on Horse Pen Branch; 26 June 1735. Test, 
Edward Hare, Thos. Speight, Ann Speight. 

Jacob Odom, to Wm. Gatling. 73 acres adjoining land of Moses 
Hare; Oct. 28, 1733. Test, Charles Morris, Wm Gatling. 

Henry Baker, to Wm. Skinner, of Nansemond county, Va., pat- 

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Abstract op Conveyances. 


ent of land patented by said Baker March 22, 1733. Deed dated 1st 
May, 1738. Test, James Trotter, James Robinson. 

John Hedspeth, of Nansemond county, Va., to Thomas Speight. 
100 acres, where John Molton lately dwelt; 26th Nov. 1717. Test, 
J. A. Holland, Culbert Hedspeth, Thos. Bissell. 

Henry Hackley, to Thos. Harris. Deed of gift for 50 acres at 
Sarum Creek; 13 July, 1728. Test, Abram Odom, John Otway. 

William Bird, of Nansemond county, Va., to John Walton, Jr. 
100 acres on Hemby's Branch; 9 July, 1735. Test, John and Wm. 
Walters, Richard Taylor. 

Abraham Odium, to Wm. Walters. 100 acres, adjoining of Ed- 
ward Doughtie; 10 July, 1735. Test, John Walters, Sr., John Wal- 
ters, Jr. 

Thomas Holloway, to John Small, Sr., of Nansemond county, 
Va. 316 acres, adjoining the lands where said Holladay now lives. 
Test, Christian Becket, Robert Warren, Wm. Sims, 1735. 

Wm. Ward, of Nansemond county, Va., to James Sumner. Tract 
of land called Orepeake, patented by James Kelley and Usley Yel- 
let in Va., Oct. 20, 16S9. 175 acres, 6 Apl., 1735. Test, Thos. Lu- 
ten, Jas. Bordin. 

John Boyd, of Bertie, to Joseph Anderson. Tract of land where 
Saml. Bunch now dwells, 320 acres, part of the tract deeded by 
Thos. Pollock to Thos. Bray, as a marriage portion, Jany, 1, 1738. 
Test, Wm. Bad ham. 

Aaron Blanchard, to my kinsman, Abraham Blanchard. 250 
acres on Indian Swamp; Aug. 22, 1736. Test, Henry Bonner, Sr., 
Henry Bonner, Jr., George Pully. 

Vines Cropsley, to Thomas Beasley, son of Robert and Christian 
Beasley. Deed of gift for 250 acres on the Sound; July 15, 1736. 
Test, Mary Luten, J. Butler. 

Edward Mosely, trustee for Wm. Rowdon and Chas. Wesbear, 
deed to Dr. Abraham Blackall. 77 acres adjoining lands Maj. Hen- 
ry Bonner; Nov. 4, 1737. Test, Jeremiah Vail, Jno. Benbury. 

Wm. Arkill, to Wm. Branch. 165 acres, where said Wm. Branch 
now lives, patented by Joseph Gilbert, 29 March, 1726. Deed da- 
ted June 18, 1737. 

Thos. Jernigan, to Ann Odom, 29 May, 1737. 140 acres paten- 
ted by said Jernigan, 29 May 1737. Test, Will Rabey, Luke Rawls, 
John Webb. 

Thos. Jernigan, to John Webb, Jr. 500 acres, patented by said 
Jernigan, adjoining above; 29 May, 1737. Test, Wm. Ralles, Luke 
Rawles, Ann Odium. 

John Freeman and wife Tabitha Freeman, to Thomas Freeman. 
100 acres west side Catharine Creek Swamp; Aug. 6 1737. Test, 
Richard Tatum, Thos. Rountree. 9 

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Abstract of Conveyances. 

Henry Baker, to James Ellis, of Nansemond county, Va. Part 
of two patents granted to him on the Cypress Swamp; 18 July, 

1736. Test, Thos. Hoskins, Wm Daniel, Wm Riddick. 

Henry Baker, to Robert Thomas. 200 acres, part of patent da- 
ted July 28, 1733, for 640 acres; 31 July, 1736. 

Wm. Ward, of Nansemond county, Va., to Samuel Harrell. Part 
of a patent to John Moore; Nov. 17th, 1700; 160 acres. Test, John 
Rice, James Rice. 

Thomas Knox, to William Jones. 100 acres on Plumbtree 
branch; 9 July, 1737. Test, Charles King, Elizabeth King, Isaac 

Saml Merrett, to W. Bentley. 320 acres, being i survey granted 
to Saml Merrett; 5 March, 1729. Deed dated 7 "January, 1736. 
Test, Edward Hare, Isaac Williams, Mary Hare. 

Same, to Isaac Williams. 380 acres bought of Wm Bently; 7 
July, 1736. Test, Edward Hare, Mary Jatator, Mary Hare. 

Charles Gannin, to Wm Scott. 100 acres adjoining land of 
John Pipkin; 26 July, 1736. Test, Wm Whitfield, Edward Hare, 
Isaac Williams. 

James Morgan, assigns all his interest in the above land; 23 
July, 1 737. Test, Benjamin Talbot, Samuel Dundy. 

Penelope Little, widow and relict of William Little, to Joseph 
Anderson. One half of the grist mill lying on the head of Hoskins 
Creek; 16 May, 1737. Test, Benj. Hill, Thos. Jones, R. Williams. 

John Lewis, to Peter Adams. The remaining part of the tract of 
land belonging to my father, Richard Lewis; 150 acres; Jany 19, 

1737. Test. Benjamin Talbot, David Ambros. 

John Odom, to Epaphroditus Jones. 300 acres N. E. side Cy- 
press Swamp, on Hawtree Branch and Licking Root Branches, pat- 
ented March 1, 1718, to Richard Odom for 640 acres; Test, Wm. 
Lanston, Leonard Lanston. 

Richard Felton, to Thomas Parker. 75 acres, part of patent to 
John Small Nov. 13, 1721, for 150 acres; Jany 21st, 1737. Test, 
James Griffin, Jr., John Fulkes, John Sumner. 

Thomas Milner, of Nansemond county, Va., to Jane Knight of 
the same place. 100 acres on Rich Thicket Swamp; patent for 200 
acres granted Col. Thos. Milner Nov. 7, 1700; Mch 21st, 1737. 
Test, John Sumner, Wm. Hunter, Jno. Knight. 

Lemuel Bass, to Edward Sketer; 10 Feby, 1737. 175 acres on 
S. W. side of Orapeake Swamp. Test, Jno. Sumner, Henry Hun- 
ter, William Speight. 

Margaret Knox and Thomas Knox, to John Drury. 70 acres, 
part of a patent granted Chas. Wilkes in 1695; July 20, 1737/8. 
Test, Ann Speight, Charles King, Moses Hare. 




Abstract of Conveyances. 


James Hedgepeir, of Nansemond county, Va., to Thomas Speight. 
30 acres on East side Chinkapin Ridge; June 11, 1737. Test, 
Charles King, John Drury. 

Edward Howcott, to James Potter. 346 acres, patent granted 'to 
said Howcott Nov. 19, 1730; surveyed by John Chandler, deed, and 
assigned to said Howcott; June 20, 1738. Test, Matthew Hardy, 
James Trotter, F. Vernon. 

John Pettiver, to his brother-in-law Benj. Talbot. 114 acres in 
Perquimans, less 310 acres; all lands in Chowan; 2015 acres belong- 
ing to John Pettiver, deed; August 24, 1738. Test, Mc Scar- 
brougli, Nixon, Jr. 

George Rivett, to Ann Martin; Aug. 25, 1738. 100 acres, part 
of patent for 170 acres to Patrick Lawler, deed. 

book c, no. 2. 

Francis Pugh, to Daniel Parker. 400 acres adjoining lands of 
Wm. Spites and John King, patented by said Pugh Oct. 29, 1726; 
Augt-i8, 1734. Test, Abraham Hill. Isaac Hunter. 

John White, Sr., and wife Sarah, to James House, of Isle of 
Wight county, Va. Part of a patent to Lewis Williams,, dated May 
1st, 1697; registered July 1st, 1701. 

Same, to Will Williams. 240 acres of the same patent, upper- 
most part; 1st Mch, 1700. 

John Early and wife, Mary, to John and Peter Parker. Tract of 
land on Chowan river, patented June 3, 1699; Nov. 1st, 1700. 

William Moody, to Edward Smithwick, Sr. Tract of land on 
North side Morrattuck River. No date, part of deed missing. 

Wm. Walton, to Timothy Walton. Tract of land bought of 
Judah Speight; Judah, husband of Frances Speight; 7berl8, 1731. 
Test, Thos. Walton, Aaron Blanchard. 

Moses Rountree, to William Wallis. 86 acres on Catherine Creek; 
4 August, 1748 

John Robinson, to Wm. Tiner; Dec. 29, 1731. 100 acres of my 
patent. Test, James Williams, John Robinson. 

John Stenger and wife, Martha, to Robert Powell; 1740. Tract 
of land in Middle Swamp. Test, Henry Morgan, James Morgan. 

Wm. Halsey and wife, Mary, to . Sandy Point; Novem- 
ber 1725. 

Francis Wells, to Francis Wells, Jr. 94 acres North side of Albe- 
marle Sound; Mch 20, 17 — . Test, Thos. Pierce, Richard Haught- 
John Pierce. 

Robert Fullintou, to Wm. Birch, of St. Stephen's Parish, King 
and Queen Co., Va. 340 acres on Tindal Swamp; 1733. 

James Pugh of Suffolk, Nansemond Co., Va., to Theophilus Pugh, 


Abstract of Conveyances. 

merchant. 221 acres, adjoining land of Daniel Pugh; August 6, 
1739. Test, Brown, Everard. 

Francis Branch, to his friend Mary Gardiner. 50 acres; 1739. 
Test, Benj. Talbot, Wm. Luten, Wm. Lewis, Constance Luten. 

Chas. Ricketts, to John Parker; Oct. 1, 1739. 320 acres on Cy- 
press Swamp. 

John Sanders, to Francis Sanders; July 15, 1739. 146 acres on 
Cypress Swamp. Test, Thos. King John Gray. 

Martha Jones and her son, Thos. Fickett, to John Sanders. 100 
acres adjoining lands of John Minshew on Cypress Swamp; Feby 

13, 1738. Test, John Thomas, Thomas Doughtey, Fras Sanders, 
Richd Taylor. 

Thomas Penrice, to his son John Penrice. 1739. 

Matthew Gums and wife, Elizabeth, ^to Charles McDowell. 100 
acres adjoining lands of James Thigpen and Jos. Newby; Oct. 19,. 
1739. Test ; Is Arthand, James Conner. 

John Sumner, to Francis Sanders. 40 acres on Cypress Swamp; 
July 17th, 1739. Test, Chas King, Elizabeth King, John Sanders. 

Henry Guston. to Michael Brinkley; Oct. 22d, 1739. 300 acres 
in Edgecombe, North side Conway Creek. Test, Wm Riddiok, R. 
B. Baker, John Lindsay. 

John and Judith Jones, to Richard Bond; May 3d, 1735. [ 100 
acres in Meherrin Neck. Test, Wm Trevathan, John Jones. 

Epaphroditus Jones, to Elisha Ballard. 150 acres East side Cy- 
press Swamp; Mch 23d, 1738. Test, Andrew Meade, Mary Meade, 
James Baron, David Meade. 

Daniel Rainer and Mary Ratter, mother of said Rainer, to Geo. 
White. 50 acres South side Warrick Swamp; July*20, 1737. Test, 
Robert Chappell, Eliz Rountree, Thomas Rountree. 

Ruth Baker, to Henry Baker. Certain real estate bequeathed to 
her by Henry Baker, by will dated Jany 8, 1730; Oct. 19,1739. 
Test, James Craven, Tulle Williams. Zack Chancey. 

Edward Welch, to John Champion. 150 acres on Stumpy Creek;. 
Mch 1st 1739. Test, Jas: Williams, Robt. Cale, Jno. Parker. 

Wm. Ward to Wm. Fryar. 100 acres on the Forty Islands. Jan. 

14, 1739. Test, Wm. Luten. Wm. Lewis. 

John Rawls, to William Wood. 570 acres on Forty Island, ex- 
cept 50 acres sold to William Folk; Dec. 3d, 1739. Test, ^ John 
Langston, Joseph Banaded, William Fryar, Saml Parker. 

William Cropley, to Cornelius Leary. 75 acres on Reedy Branch; 
March 1st, 1738. Test, Edward Orendell, John Stepney. 

Samuel Williams, to John Kitterlin; June 15, 1739. 50 acres 
adjoining land of James Reddick. Test, John Arline, Wm Wood. 

Jonathan Kittrell, of Bertie, to John Arline, of Nansemond Co., 
Va. 320 acres bought of John King, deed, the patentee. 320 acres. 


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50 acres on 

150 acres on Forty 
William Luten, Wil- 

350 acres out of a patent of 

of the 640 being land for son John Kittrell; Mch 19, 1739. Test, 
John Kittrell, Sarah Kittrell, James Holmes. 

William Wood, to John Kittrell; Jany 5th, 1739. 
Forty Island. Test, Richard Tayloe. 

Same, to Samuel Parker; Jany 5th, 
Island adjoining land of John Webb, 
liam Lewis. 

Hardy Hinton, to Henry Guston. 
500 acres John Hinton, deed, bought of William Wright; Augt 13, 
1739. Test, William Daniel, Charity Alston. 

John Lassiter, to William Davis. 60 acres on Bennetts Creek; 
Sept. 12, 1739. Test, Elizabeth Sumner, Abigail Davis, John 

Isaac Hunter, Jr., to Isaac Hunter, Sr.; May 2d, 1739. 384 acres 
part of patent to Wm Hunter, late of Virginia, and given by him 
to his son Nicholas Hunter, and by him sold to his son Isaac, on Swamp, issuing out of Bennetts Creek. Test, William 
Hunter, Elisha Hunter. 

John Langston, to William Langston. 100 acres on Rogers 
Branch; Dec 12th, 1739. Test, John Langston, Jr., Robert Rogers. 

Jonathan Kitterill, to Richard Baker. 70 acres on White Pot 
Poco'sin. Test, Christopher Boyce, Caleb Spivey. 

Same, to Christopher Boyce. 20 acres on White Pot Pocosin; 
Feby 22d, 1739/40. Test, Richard Baker, Caleb Spivey. 

William Jones, to Edward Arnold. 50 acres, part of a patent to 
Henry Baker, by him sold to Edward Ricketts, and by Ricketts to 
John Odom who conveyed to William Jones, adjoining lands of 
John Winburn, John Thomas and James Ellis; Oct. 23(5, 1739. 
Test. Jess Newby, John Sumner, Isaac Hunter. 

John Porter, to Callum Ross. 50 acres East side Cabin Creek, 
adjoining laud of William Hunter; Mch 13, 1739. Test, William 
Skinner, Robert Thomas. 

Henry Baker, to William Skinner; Sept. 6, 1739. Part of patent 
to said Baker for 640 acres, dated 28th July, 1730; on the Cypress 
Swamp. Test, Kallum Ross, Robert Thomas. 

Same, to Callum Ross; Sept. 26, 1739. 100 acres, part of above 
tract. Test, William Skinner, Robert Thomas. 

John Porter, Jr., to Robert Thomas. 108J acres on Cabin Branch; 
Mch 13, 1738/9. Test, Kallum Ross, William Skinner. 

John Langston, to Richard Green, Jr.; Nov. 26, 1739. 150 acres 
at a place called Sarum, beginning at a gum standing near Rogers 
Pocosin, then along the head line of the patent to a pine, then to the 
Doctors road, &c. Test, John Langston, Jr., Thomas Langston, 
William Langston, Joseph Vann. 

Thomas Barnes, to John Ellis; Jany 10. 1739. 259 acres North 



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side Cypress Swamp and Cabin Swamp. Test, Robert Thomas, 
Kallum Ross, Samuel Parker. 

Epaphroditus Boyce, to William Boyce; Mch 2d, 1709. 100 acres 
part of a patent to John Stallings and sold by him to said Boyce's 
father, Epaphroditus Boyce. Test, Christopher Boyce, Richard 

John Singleton and wife, Mary, to Thomas Piland; Jany 2d, 
1739 / 40. 260 acres, one half of patent to James Cole for 519 acres, 
dated Apl 20, 1694, sold to Jno. Cole May 20, 1702, deedrecorded 
in Nansemond county, Va., and by Cole sold to Jos. Bird Oct. 26, 
1716, who sold same to John Singleton Mch 10, 1726. Test, Wm. 
Daniel, James Alston, Phillip Alston. 

Thomas Parker, to Joseph Jones; Oct. 10, 1738. 75 acres, part 
of John Small's patent for 150 acres dated Nov. 13, 1721; sold by 
Small to Richd Felton who sold same to said Parker. Test, John 
Sumner, John Johnston, Edward Arnold. 

Samuel Harrell, son of John Harrell, of Va., to Peter Parker; 
Nov. 10, 1739. 100 acres on Gum Branch at the Bull's Skull, pat- 
ented by Richard Berryman Jany 19, 1716. Test, Daniel Parker, 
Robert Parker. 

John King, son of John King, deed, to John Benton; Mch 27, 
1739. Tract of land on West side of Bennett's Creek, patented by 
John King, deed, Nov. 4, 1707, adjoining land of Thos. Speight 
and others. Test, Elisha Benton, Moses Benton, Miles Riddick. 

Martha Badham, to William Badham, her son; Mch 4, 1737. 
Test, H. Vernon, T. Plomer. 

Dorothy Farloe, widow, to Edward Moseley. 196 acres on Deep 
Run Branch and Rocky hock Creek, patented Sept. 23d, 1727; in 
trust for her grand children Miles Halsey and Martha Halsey; Mch 
1st, 1737. Test, Thomas Spires, John Lewis. 

Thomas Pierce, to John Pierce. 100 acres known as the Goose 
Pond, joining land of John Falconer; Jany 29, 1740. Test, John 
Johnson, Sarah Pierce. 

William Birch, to John Nichols; Jany 17, 1739. 170 acres in 
Tindall's Neck, on West side Mattacomack Creek, being one half 
of grant to David Jones. Test, Thomas Luten, Luodovick Metsler. 

Job Riddick, to John Simpson; Apl 25th, 1739. 150 acres, part 
of a tract patented by Charles Jordan Mch 9, 1717, part lying next 
the Punch Bowl, conveyed by deed from Thomas Elliott to Aaron 
Elliott; he dying, land fell to me by inheritance. Test, Samuel 
Hicks, Richard McClure. 

William Birch and wife, Grace, to John Nichols; Jany 17, 1739. 
170 acres in Tindal Neck, West side Mattacomack Creek, being 
half of patent to David Jones. Test, E. Pagett, J. Hodgson. 

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Richard Brothers, to William Riddick. 100 acres on the South 
side of the Honey Pot Swamp, purchased of James Wiggins by- 
Richard Brothers and by him given to his son Richard Brothers, 
by will, Oct. 6, 1732; deed dated Oct. 25, 1737. Test, Francis 
Rountree, Thomas Knight. 

Robert Riddick, to Stephen Shepard; Mch 25, 1739. 50 acres, 
part of Richd Barefield's patent, on North side Mill Swamp. Test, 
Thomas Norris, John M. Norris, William Reddick. 

John Pipkin, to Moses Hare. 180 acres on Peters Swamp, bought 
of Joseph Rawley; Augt 2d, 1736. Test, Isaac Williams, Moses 
Odom, Sr., Moses Odom, Jr. 

Thomas Speight, to Francis Speight; Mch 12, 1739. 100 acres 

bought of Hedgepath, Nov. 26, 1717. Also 30 acres bought 

of Jos. Hedgepeth, June 11, 1737. Also one patent of 640 acres 
granted said Speight Feby 22d, 1719. Test, William Speight, Da- 
vid Lewis, Richard Taylor. 

George Rivetts, to Henry Bonner. Assignment of a patent Augt 
10, 1738. Test, Henry Bonner, Jr., Richd Minshew. 

Jane Parker, widow, to John Parker. 15 acres on Stumpy Creek 
Swamp, at mouth of Poplar Run; Mch 3d, 1739. Test, James 
Parker, Peter Parker. 

Robert Robinson, to Joseph Anderson; June 9, 1739. 166 acres, 
a patent to Martin Charles, dated Augt 13, 1714, known as Harri- 
son plantation. Test, Thomas Hoskins, David Bush. 

Samuel Pagett and wife, Elizabeth, to their son-in-law, John 
Hodgson. Deed of gift for 170 acres on Mattacomack Creek, south 
of the Willow Swamp; Mch 9, 1737. Test, Edmund Gale, John 

Edward Moseley, Treasurer, to William Luten; May 30, 1737. 
230 acres adjoining lands of John Oxley and Gabriel Cosandi same 
having been mortgaged to me as Treasurer by Thomas Spiers. 
Tost, Jeremiah Vail. 

William Liles, to his brother Henry Liles. 122 acres in Cow- 
hall, adjoining land of Joseph Small, according to patent, leaving 
50 acres out of same — beginning at Pagetts Beech corner tree; Feb. 
18, 1738. Test, Benj. Talbot, Job Elliott, Ralph Fullinton. 

Wm. Pagett and wife, Sarah, to Luke White; Jany 23d, 1737. 
48J acres in Roekyhock, open to the Bay, formerly Edward Cock- 
rell's. Test, James Williams, Thomas Waters. 

John Freeman, to James Sumner; Oct. 10, 1740. 50 acres, North 
side Warrick Swamp, sold by John Good in to Edward Wood, part 
of a grant to Thomas Garrett, and sold by Garrett to Goodin, by 
Goodin to Edward Wood, given by John Freeman, Sr., to his son 
John, by will. Test, James Coston, John Gordon, Chas. Dent . 

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Abstract of Conveyances. 

John Brady, to James Brady; Jany 10, 1739. 50 acres, bought 
of Charles Scott by John Brady's father, and left to hirn. Test, 
Jacob Odom, Edward Vasen, John Brady. 

William Wood, to James Brady. 50 acres in a place called Fort 
Island. Test, John Brady. 

William Luten, to Thomas Jones, Jr.; Dec. 20, 1739. 230 acres 
bought of Edward Moseley, Treasurer, Nov. 1737. Test, W T illiam 
Hoskins, William Lewis. 

Francis Wells, to James Beasley. Assigns patent for 200 acres 
granted him Feby 1st, 1696; deed of assignment dated Dec. 18, 
1708. Test, John Porter, Thomas Passingham. 

Michael Ward, to William Bley; Mch 1st, 1740. 150 acres in 
the Indian Neck, near Catharine Creek Pocosin, adjoining land of 
John Freeman. Test, John Parker, John Champion. 


(Original in Court House at Edenton, N. C. ) 

North Carolina Ss-*-By the Honble Landgrave Robt Daniell Esqr 
Lieutent Generall Vice Admirall & Deputy Governr and the rCst 
of the Lords Proprietrs Deputies. 

Whereas Caleb Bundy Jeremiah Symonds Augustine Scarborough 
& John Hawkins Chosen Burgesses for this present Assembly for 
yor Precinct of Pascotank have refused to take the 0,aths appointed 
by Law These are in the Name of his Excellency the Palatine & 
the rest of the true & absolute Lords & Proprietrs to will & require 
you to Sumons all the Freeholders in yor precinct to meet at the 

usuall place for Electing Burgesses on or before the day of 

next Ensuing then and there to Elect & Chuse four prudent & 
Substantiall men Freeholders of yor precinct to be Burgesses in 
theire Roome for yor precinct to meet at the House of Capt. John 

Hecklefield in Little River next ensuinge to advise 

& assent to such matters as for the weal Publick shall be most 
necessary And Make returne hereof. 

Given under the Seal of the Colony the — 
To the Provost Marshall or his Deputy 

for the precinct of Pascotank. 

-Day of 170- 

James Fewox to ye Honble Court sheweth, that he hath right to 
100 acres of land by ye importation of Rich: Batchelor and John 
Hassell for wch he craves Certificate &c— ^ James Fewox. 

Henderson Walker to the Court. 137 


(Original in Court House at Edenton, N. C.) 

Henderson Walker on behalf of himself & Capt Andrew Belcher 
of Boston Merchant, owners of ye Sloop Dubertus & of her Loadeing 
Defts. In answer to ye Informacon of Coll William Wilkison and 
John Porter Saveing to himself all benefitt & advantages that may 
accrue to him Doth say there is no Act of Parliament made in any 
King's reign that doth forbid ye Importacon of ye product of Eu- 
rope into any of his Maties Plantacons or Colony in ye same bottom 
wch they are transported out of Europe in wherefore Saith that ye 
said Vessell ought not to have been by their infomacon & prays 
that shee may be discharged: for yt in and by all pleading where 
any Plaintf declares upon any Act of Parliament he ought to ex- 
press ye Words of ye Same and no otherwais and ye Defts further 
say that true it is there is an Act of Parliamt made in ye 15th year 
of King Charles ye Second wch doth, expresse these word foil (viz) 
that noe Comoditys of ye product of Europe shall be Imported into 
his Maties Plantacons but what shal be bona fide shipped in Eng- 
land & come in English built Ships & wch shall carrye them direct 
to ye said Plantacons "and from noe other place or places whatso- 
ever: Butt ye Defts doe deny that any goods of ye Product of Eu- 
rope where transported in the said Sloop in this Governmt. Butt the 
Defts Doe say &. aver that if they had brought any European goods 
and brought a Cooquett from ye Collector of ye place where they 
were shipped that ye said goods were brought directly from Eng- 
land to ye said place the'aforesaid Law had been Sattisnde for yt 
ye true Intent vfc meening of ye Law & ye words thereof is yt noe 
goods shall be brought from any forraigne place butt from Engld 
direct to his Maties Plantacons, wch if this Vessil had brought in 
any European goods and brought a Cooquett from ye Collector in 
New Engld that ye said goods were brought from Engld directly 
ye Law is fulfilled for yt ye goods were brought directly from Engld 
& noe other place whatsoever & can it be believed that ever any 
Law should be made to hinder Transporting of any English goods 
from one Plantacon to another in English built Shipping for if it 
were soe then this Country would holy perish for want of goods it 
being a place soe shoely that noe Vessell can come directly from 
Engld hither. Wherefore ye sd Defts pray that ye dangerous Con- 
sequence may be considered wch these Informers have Construde 
the aforesaid Act unto for by their information this country would 
be holy Ruined, for they Soe must have neither Shirts to our backs 
nor Salt to our Victualls but must desert the Countrey wherefore 



A Vessel's Bond, &c. 

ye said Informers wicked Intencons ought to be Looked Upon as a 
designe holy to Ruin ye Country All wch being Considered yor 
Defts referr themselves to ye Countrey. 
Aprill 20th '98. Hend: Walker. 

North Carolina To Henderson Walker 

I doe hereby appointe you to be my Attorney at Law at ye 
Genall Court as witness my hand ye 20 Aprill Anno 1698. 

Robert Starke." 


(Original in Court House at Edenton K C.) 

Albemarle County in the Province of Carolina, 
• Know all men by these presents that wee Jonathan Witter Mas- 
ter of the good Sloop Called the Mary of Barmoodas & Timothy 
Biggs of Albemarle County Marchant doe owe & stand Justly in- 
debted unto his Excellency the Pallatine & the Rest of the Right 
Honble the True & absolute Lords & propriettrs of ye province 
Aforesaid In the full and Just Sume of five biundred pounds star- 
ling wch payment well & truly to be made wee binde or selves or 
haires Executtrs & Administrate firmly by these presents in wit- 
ness whereof wee have hereunto Sett or hands & Seals this 1st day 

The Condition of the above obligation is such that If the above 
bounden Jonathan Witter Master of the sloop aforesd obsarve & keep 
the Laws of this County & depart not nor carry any person hence 
without License from the Gov'nr or whom hee doth appoynt, then 
the above obligation is Voyde or Else Is in full force & Vertue. 

Jonathan Witter (0) 
Signed Sealed & delivered Timo Biggs (0) 

in the presence of us. 


Francis Morris^ ^ho. K Kinge. 


"Mr. Snoden. You are required by Jabez Olford to Send him a 
warrant for these Rights underwritten, viz Chowan precinct, Janr 
Court 1703/4 Present ye Justices, Jabez Olford provd 4 Rts viz. 
Jno Olford Senr, Jno Olford Junr Wm Olford Jabez Olford & by 
assigmt of N. Chevin Oweu Daniell. it makes 250 acres. 

Test N. Chevin Clk." 


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(From Court Records of Albemarle County at Edenton, N. C.) 


"North Carolina Ss Mr Fred'k Jones of James City County in 
Virginia als Mr Fred Jones and Compy Merchts in London against 
Thomas Dereham of Pamplico in ye County of Bath in ye Govern- 
mt of North Carolina in an action &c. Feb. 1702 / 3." 

"George Walker and Elizabeth his wife daughter or Rich'd Wil- 
liams dec'd in behalf of himself, Jane Williams and Ruth Williams 
also daughters of sd Richard Williams. Sues for certain property 
belonging to them from said Estate." 

"Know all men by these presents that I John Long doo Assigne 
over all my Rite titel And Intrest of the Money that belongs to me 
for my part for taking ye two negroes And ye Tndian unto John 
Stepney or his order As wittness my hand ye 23 day of Septem- 
ber 1697" Benjamin Archer John Long. 

"To ye Honble Court — The Humble Peticon of Jno Bird Humbly 
Shewing — That he have six Rights viz: himself Mathew Anderson 
Mary, his wife Jno Bird Junr James Bussfon Richard Wiggins wch 
he is ready to Prove & Craves a Certificate & he shall Praye &c — 

Jno. Bird." 

"No Carolina Ss. — To ye Honble Genii Court. Mr. John Durant 
humbly Sheweth that he hath right to one hundred acres of land 
by importacon of Sempsones & Ruth negrs wch he is ready to prove 
& craves Cert &c. Jno Durant"-^ 

"Thos Lovett hath right to 200 acres of Land by the Impotacon 
of himselfe twice Wm Horn & Elizabeth Adams. Assigned to 
Majr Lillington" 

"Jno Hunt attor of W & Gidion Therell Sheweth that Wm Ther- 
rill dec'd imported into this Governmt himself his son Wm 4 In- 
dians & two negroes &c. W Glover Cl'rk" 

"George Kingsley hath 4 Rights, viz: himselfe Eliz his wife Mary 
Kinserly Elizabeth Kinserly Junr, &c George Kinserly," 

"Rich Nowell hath right to 200 aces of land by Importacon of 
Mary West Saml West Phabe West &c. W Glover Clk" 

"Robt Laton hath right to 500 acres of Land for Importation of 
himselfe & Elizabeth his wife James LatonJ Olive Fee An Laton & 
from Virginia a 2d Importacon himself wife Mary Laton & Olive 
Fee. &c W Glover Clk" 

"To Edwd Bonwick Attor, att Law. This may Impower you to 





Miscellaneous Items. 

appeare & prosecute allsoe to Answer & Defend all Accons wch 
may any wayes concern rne ye Constituant in any Court within ye 
Governmt During my Absence for ye soe Dooing ys shall be yr 
Warrt— Apr 2d 1706. C. Gale." 

"I Francis Tomes Do promis & Declare in ye Presence of God I 
will keepe ye Secretts of ye Councill and give them ye best of my 
advice according to ye best of my Understanding— ^Francis Tomes" 
— (Oath of Governor's Council.) 

"North Carolina Ss To ye Honble Genrll Court. John Furre 
humbly sheweth That yor peticonr being by Nation a French man 
was imported into this province when he was very young by his 
father Peter Furree who being a protestant was compelled to fly 
from his Country upon acct of his Religion and yor Peticoners 
Father was Many yeares an inhabitant of this Country till his deth 
and as well yor Peticnr Father as yor Peticonr have always well & 
honestly behaved themselves towards this Governmt & towards all 
his Majties Subjects Inhabitants thereof — And now humbly craves 
that he may be made a Free denizen of this Country & enjoy ye 
priviledge of his Majestys Free borne Subjects & shall prav. 

W.' Glover Clk." 

To the Honorable the House of Burgess now sitting. — The hum- 
ble petetion of Richard Gash humbly Showeth that your petetioner 
was prest in thr Year 1694 to wait upon the Coreturk burgiess & 
yor petetioner was upon that sarvices twelve daies For which hee 
humbly desires pay for & allsoe for 3 daies Alowd for Going down, 
and ' your petetenr &c. Richard Gash." Endorsed— "This acctt 
disallowed by ye House of Burgesses By order Na Chevin Clk" 

"John Tarkinton humbly prays he may be admitted to prove 
five Rights to Jno Tarkinton Martha his wife — Wm Tarkinton 
Annie Starke Francis Starke." 

"To ye Honble ye Governor & Councell John Hawkins humbly 
sheweth-^That yor pettr did formerly make Choyse of his Grand 
Mother Mrs Alice Wade as his Gardin being thereunto Earnestly 
persuaded by his sd Grand Mother and other his relations ye which 
yor pettr is much discontented in Minde for his soe dooing: and 
humbly prays yt this Honble Court will permitt him to mak 
Choyce of his Father in law Micaell Linch for his Gardian wth 
whom and his Mother your pettr Earnestly prays to Live &c. 
John Hawkins" 

"George Chambers died about 1701." 

"North Carolina Ss — To the honoble the Govrnr and Councill— >, 
The humble petition of Thomas Abington Humbly Sheweth that 

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yor honors did on the petition of yor humble petitionr Commission- 
ate him by a Comission undr yor honors hand & the Seal of the 
Collony dated the 26th day of Febay 1695 and thereby gave him 
power to take & receive all such fees & proffitts to the sd Office be- 
longing and since yor honors have thought fitt to discharge him 
from the said Office. May it therefore please yor honors to allow 
to yor petitionor Such fees& proffits as shall be due to the said office 
during Such time as he continued in the Same, And yor petetionr 
shall ever pray &c" (He was Clerk of the Court.) 

"North Carolina Ss. To the Honble the Genii Court.---The 
Humble petition of Tobias Knight Sheweth, That by reason of his 
late Great Indisposition of body hee is wholly uncapable of attend- 
ing this honble Court wilhout Indangering his health doe therefore 
pray That this honorble Court will accept of Mr Abington in his 
roume as Clerke of the Said Court during this session and yor peti- 
tioner as in Duty bound ifcc-"- T Knight." 

"Perquimans Precinct Ss In persuance to a warrant Issued out to 
me for to be Surveyr of the highways I with the Justices under 
written have accordingly Clear'd the old Road formerly allowed off 
and ordered by this Court. Henry Norman Survr, Ja Minge Robt 
Fendall Edwd A Willson Richd Davenport Thomas Norcom 
Robt Jones-vNames of these psons Refusing to serve on ye hiways. 
Joseph Pierce Daniell Wright — Mr Jones' Negro." 

"North Carolina Ss. To the Honble Landgrave Robt Daniel 
Lietent Generall Vice Admirall & Governr — The homble peticon 
of Isaac Wilson. Most humbly Sheweth That yor Petitionr is in- 
formed & believes that noe person as yett is Comissionated by yor 
Hour to be Chief Ranger for that parte of ye precinct of Pequimans 
that Lyes betwixt Yawpim Creek & the Head of Pequimons River 
and that yor petitionr believes he is Capable of Officiating as Chief 
Ranger in that parte aforesd and humbly prays yor Honrs Comis- 
sion for the same &c"-*- Isaac Wilson. 

"To ye Honorable Grand Court of North Carolina ye Peticon of 
William Maund Senier Sheweth yt he haiving Imported himself 
four times into this Governmt & having brought in Sundry partyes 
& he warrants & signest rites for ye same whose names are under 
written. Wm Maund Senior 4 Emanaul Cleaves 1. Philip Bayly 
1 Joseph breeding 1 Samuel Wilson 1 Henry Smith 1 Jno. Bryan 1. 
1. Wm Maund Junier 1 Thomas Maund 1 Sampson a ne- 
gro 1 Thomas (Youngblood) 1 one Ould Francies Thomas Later 1 
Robt Humble 1 in all 17." 

"To his Masties Jastices of North Carolina in Chowan presink-^- 
The humble petition of George Lasiter dweller in Nansy Mond 


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county in Verjenia umbly Sueth That youre petishtioner of late 
transported into this countree five persons in ye month of March 
last past 1702 and the names thereof is your petishtioner his Son 
Robert and Thomas Davis Peter Daugherte Joseph Ashlee & umply 
prays he may have ye benefitt of five rights &c prov'd & Entered" 

"No Carolina to ye Genii Courtt 2d day. The humble peticon 
of Wm Duckenfield sheweth That a Genii Court holden for this 
Governmt ye 11th day of 8ber last ye Peticonr did in the Sute of 
himself and Susan his wife obtaine a Judgmt against Patrick for 
the sum of &c wch Judgemt was confirmed by a decree in Chance- 
ry at a Court holden the 21 day of July last since wch the sd Pa 
Henley is dead & ye Judgemt not Satisfyde the peticonr therefore 
prays that ye Sarah Henly Admx of ye Goods and Chattells of the 
sd Patrick Henly may be Summoned to Shew Cause why Execution 
shall not issue, &c. By order of the Peticonr W Glover CI Cor." 

"To the Honble Court of Comon Pleas Heild for ye County of 
Albemarle — Ye petition of Wm Reed Humbly Sheweth that John 
Gibbs Esqr hath formerly seated & Caused Laboure to be done on 
A tract of Land Scittuate & being in ye prcinct of Corratuck & 
known by ye name of powells poynte & ye said Land hath since 
been deserted & left Voyde & yor petr hath made Entre} r & Sur- 
vey thereon & humbly prays ordr yt sd Labour may be appraised 
by ye Law in Such Case doth Require yor pettr being ready to An- 
swer its worth when Legally thereunto required. &c." 

The Commissions of Edward Smithwick, John Blount, Thomas 
Garrett, Edmond Peirce and Frances Parrott, signed by Henderson 
Walker, Samuel Swann, Francis Tomes and W. Glover, dated 39th 
day of March, 1701, constituting them Justices of Chowan Precinct, 
with the Seal of the Colony attached, appeares among the above 
papers. Also the Commission of William Glover, John Porter, 
Christopher Gale, William Collins, John Blount and Hugh'Camp- 
bell. Esqrs, Justices of the General Court of North Carolina, signed 
by Thomas Cary, Samuel Swann, John Ardene, Richard Sander- 
son, and dated March 31st, 1705; Seal of the Colony attached. Also 
Commission of Samuel Swann, William Glover, Richard Plater, 
Thomas Symons, John Hawkins and William Collins, Esqrs, Jus- 
tices of the General Court of North Carolina, signed by Henderson 
Walker, Francis Tomes, Thomas Pollock and Richard Sanderson, 
dated 12th day of November, 1701, with the Seal of the Colony at- 
tached. Also Commission of John Blount, Francis DeLamare, 
James Minge and William Bartliffeas Justices of the General Court 
of North Carolina. (Signatures faded out). Dated 3d day of April, 
1708, with Seal of the Colony attached. 

Miscellaneous Items. 143 

"Mary Fox entered 640 acres of land on Salmon Creek on ye 
back of Mr Parrott, purchased of Owen Daniell who died before 
perfecting title." 

"The 8th part of the Quitt rents belonged to Seth Sothell he be- 
ing one of the Lords Proprietors, and it cannot be made appear yt 
he hath ever received so much of ye Quitt rents." 

"Jacob Peterson petitions to the Honble Governor & Court now 
Setting That having been an Inhabitant of this Government for 
Seventeen Yeares last past and formerly being an inhabitant of the 
province of Maryland where he obtained a Free Denization under 
the Seale of the sd Province bearing date the 2d day of November 
1677. and yor petitionr having conducted himself truly & Hon- 
nestly Towards all they ye Lordships Subjects in this Province 
Humbly prays that your Honors will bee pleased to grant unto 
your Petitioner the Life Liberty & Priviledge as his Majestys Sub- 
jects of Maryland hath donne and to signify the Same under the 
Seale of this province &c." (Jacob Peterson was the father of 
Thomas Peterson from whom 420 acres of the land upon which the 
Town of Edenton, N. C, is built; the first deeds for lots were signed 
by Thomas Peterson and Nathaniel Chevin, who 'were appointed 
by the Assembly in 1714, Commissioners to make and execute said 
conveyances. — Editor.) 

"Isaac Rowdon married Sarah Durant daughter of George Du- 
rant and wife Ann Marwood, she was not of age in 1674. Benja- 
min Massegne married Anne Waller grand-daughter of said George 

Durant and Ann his wife." 


"Francis De LaMare humbly Sheweth to the Generll Court That 

being by nation a French Man and being Protestant was compelled 

to fly from his Country upon account of his Religion & haith been' 

an Inhabitant of this Governmt for the space of eleven year and 

hath always well truly & honestly behaved himself &c therefore 

Craves that he may be made a denizen of this Country enjoy ye 

privileges of other his Majesty's free born Subjects &c." 

"Daniel Phillips assignee of Tho Learey of Bermuda versus Cor- 
nelius Leary & wife Elizabeth Exx of Paul Latham Deed." (Paul 
Latham intermarried with Ann Leary, widow and executix of 
William Leary.) 

"List of Tythables for the South Side of little river and Durantts 
Neck. Richard Nowell 1 Charles Taylor 1 John King 2 William 
Mann 1 William Platto 1 William Jackson 1 John Tomlin 1 John 
Parrish 2 Wm Godfrey 2 Richard Bayle 1 Wm Barcklafte 3 John 
Godfrev 3 Francis Penrice 1 Robert Molines 2 Wm Gaskins 2 Mrs 


Miscellaneous Items. 

Hartley 4 Mrs Durantt 4 Thos Durantt 1 Thomas Hosea 1. John 
halford 1 Thomas Whitte 1 Jonathan batteman 3 John Durantt 1 
Thomas Attaway 1 John Willobe 1 Jenkins Williams 1. Joseph 
Sutton 3 John Whidbee 4 Francis Foster 3 John Anderson 1 Al- 
bert Anderson 1 Richard Rookes 1 George Sutton 1." (This paper 
is without date, but was either 1693 or early in 1694, as Mrs. 
Durant's husband, George Durant, died in 1692 and she in 1694. 
— Editor.) 

"Ann Norman aged thirty one years deposeth as followeth that 
she lived with Mr William Gassnell and came in with him to this 
Country and knew no other Master but this sd Mr Wlliam Gassnell 
and after his decease was seiz'd upon by Governor Seth Southell 
and by him Sold to (name gone) ilkinson and further Saith not, 
this is the truth and. nothing but the truth according to the best 
of my Knowledge Soe help me God 


Anne X Norman 


Sworn before me by the oath of Anne' Norman this 5th of Aprill 
1697 Thomas Pollock." 

"The humble peticon of John Wheatley humbly shewing That 
an orphan Child named Sarah Chesson daughter of Jas Chesson 
Deed who was under ye Care of Jno Lilly Deed is now Left desti- 
tute ye Petitioner humbly prays that he may have ye tuition of ye 
aforsd Sarah Chesson as being ye next of Kin as marring her Ant 
it allso being ye Desire of ye Girls Mother on her death bed & shall 
pray &c Jno Wheatley." % 

(Without date, prior to 1700. — Editor.) 

"Instructions to ye Collectors of Quitt rents from ye Honrble 
President & Councill. You shall go to Every Free Hold in your 
Destrick & find out what he holds and li.iw Long he has held ye 
place and for all Land held for 6 yeares or more you shall demand 
6 years Rent for ye Rent record the tyme it has been Held and if 
they Dispute ye paymt for want of Pattent you are to in form them 
thai they may have pattents iff they Sue for them. And as for 
Lands granted by pattent you are to Demand according to ye Rent 
Roll and in Case of refusall to make distress." (Without date.) 

"To ye Honoble ye Deputy Governor & Members of ye Generall 
Court. The humble peticon of Ann Stewart Sheweth That 9he hath 
transported 6 rights being 4 Negroes, one English Servt & Argill 

Simons Humbly prays they may be proved &c-^ Ann Stewart." 
(No date, but prior to 1700 from land grant to Argill Symons.) 

Miscellaneous Items. 


"No Carolina Ss. The Juriors for our Sovereign Lord ye King 
Do Present, That whereas in ye 20th Act of the Assembly made in 
ye yeare 1696 / 7 holden at ye house of Capt Thomas Blount in ye 
precinct of Pequimans in ye 8th yeare of his Majties Reign Itt is 
Enacted that no person or psons Soever shall Kill any Cattle in ye 
woods shall be obliged .to bring in ye Hide of every Beast so Killed 
with ye Eares on into Sum plantation and shew or Cause to be 
Shewed ye Same to two honest Men of ye Neighborhood and who 
soever shall kill any Cattle in ye Woods Contrary to this Act shall 
be deemed a felon and prosecuted accordingly as in ye sd Statute is 
More at Large Conteined" &c 

(We have given this much of the Bill of Indictment for the his- 
torical facts contained in the preamble, the remainder of the bill 
we, of course, omit, as we do not propose to publish anything rela- 
ting to any crimes — political offences only will be published, the 
indictments and everything we can gather relating to them, they 
are a part and parcel of history. — Editor.) 

Matthew Prithard is pltff in "Suit vs Bryant Fitzpatrick in Feb- 
ruary, 1701. 

No Carolina — By ye Govern r-^-Th is' day Mr Cornelius Joanes: 
by his Petition shows that notwithstanding hee hath Cast George 
Griffin in ye Precink Court of Pascotank by Verdickt of ye Jury & 
yt ye same was confirmed in ye Grand Court uppon Appeal of ye 
sd Criffin: yetthee sd Griffin hath again Arrested him ye sd Joanes 
in ye Same Action for which ye Tryals before benne in ye Courts 
as aforesd 

These are therefore to Comand you & Everie of yo % u to Cease 
from & forbeare any further proceedings in ye sd Action. And yt 
hee ye sd George Griffin bee & Appear before ye Grand Councill: 
at their next Setting to Answer ye premises — Given under my hand 
and seal this 2d Day of July Anno 1704." 

To Wm Glover Esq & ye Rest of ye Robt Daniell Govr 

Judges & other Officers of ye Grand Courtt. 

Mary Lamb, of Roxbury, Mass., constitutes Mr. Thomas Swann, 
of Roxbury in New England, her attorney to collect all money due 
her deceased husband, John Lamb, of Roxbury, of whose estate 
she was administratrix; the paper bears date Oct. 13, 1690, wit- 
nessed by Thos. Steele and Samuel Woodward, showing she was in 
Carolina when it was enacted, as it has no probate attached from 
any official in Massachusetts Bay. 

"Dorothy Jennings, Grand Mother of Roads & Elizabeth 

Roads orphans of Rich Roads & his wife Elizabeth, petitions to 
have sd orphans placed in her keeping." 


Miscellaneous Items. 

"Thos Relfe aged 93 years Examined sayeth That about 30 
years agoe Darby Sexton did possesse & was ownner of 200 acres 
of land in Keels patent on the plantation that Augustin Scarbor- 
ough now dwells on-^- Thos Relfe — Sworn in the Genii Court ye 
-20th of 7ber— W Glover, CI." 

"'Henry White aged about Fifty Seven years upon Oath Declared 
that he knew Samuel Davis deceased that lived in the precinct of 
Pascotank in this Government and that he knew the said [Sam- 
uel Davis when he lived in the Isle of Weight when he was an Ap- 
prentice to his Father Henry White of the Isle of Weight County 
afsd Cooper and that after he was out of nis time he married one 
Ann a servant to Captn James Blount and afterwards about the 
year 1660 hee the sd Samuel and Ann his wife removed themselves 
unto this Government where the Deponent knew them to live seve- 
rall years & had severall Children and that Samuel Davis Junior 
who now inherits his fathers Land in Pascotank is the Eldest Son 
.of the said Samuel and Ann Davis deceesed." Henry White. 

"I doe hereby Impower you on my behalfe to dispatch the writts 
Sum the Assembly to Corratuck and this shall be yor Wart from. 
Thos Luten Provot Marsall. To . Dated the 26 May 1698." 

"Pamticoe ye 5th day of August 1702. These are to Certifi whom 
it may Concerne; yt Elias Elexander Garganus Proved 6 Rites of 
Transportation into this Government at a Court Holden at ye house 
of Mr William Barrow July ye 7th 1702 viz. Elias Elex Garga- 
nus, Ann his wife Robert Garganus, Catherine Garganus, Sarah 
Garganus and Mary Garganus. -*- Test Levi Truewhitt Cot Clk." 
(No date.) 

Geo. Fordice proved his Rights for importation of George Ford- 
ice and his wife Mary; George Fordice, Jr., and his wife Sarah, 
and Hannah Fordice. (No date.) 

A deed from Francis Inkosin, dated 20th July, 1704, recites that 
he is of Scopernong in the precinct of Perquimans. 

George Chambers appointed, Jany 3, 1697, Joseph Comander 
his attorney, &c. 

Thos. White and wife, Diana, pltffs in "suit vs Patrick Henley; 
complaint filed 16th of August, 1694. 

Richard Plater was Attorney-General in 1700. 

"I doe Authorize and Impower my beloved Sonn William Swann 
to appear on my behalf at the next Genneral Court In an action 
there depending between me as plaintiff against Thomas Mercer 

Miscellaneous Items. 


Defendant and also in one other action depending In the said Court 
between me as plaintiff against Levy Truewhitt defendant. Witness 
my hand this 20th day of October 1704. • Samuel Swann. 

Allowed oP-T: Snoden CI Cor & ordered to be recorded." 

William Benbury was Constable in 1707, shown by a paper sign- 
ed by Thomas Pollock, John Blount and James Beasley, dated 

Nov. 22, 1707, stating that " was brought before us by said 

Benbury, Constable, for the felonious murder of a child, and comit- 
ing her to the charge of Jno Hecklefield high Marshall" 

"Nicholas Filbert his humble petition Sheweth — That he being 
*** *** *** b orri) Humbly prays this honble Court he may *** 
*** *** a p ree Demscm and thereby be Enabled to Dispose of his 
Land at his Discease & shall Pray &c. -*- Nich Filbert." 

(Nicholas Filbert was one of the early settlers near the site of the 
present town of Edenton, his land was a part of the plantation now 
known as "Albania". Filbert's Creek took its name from him, and 
divides "Albania" from the town lands, the creek being the west- 
ern boundary of Edenton. — Editor.) 

"The Peticon of John Symons sheweth that he hath right to 50 
acres of Land for ye Importacon of himself." 

Jacob Peterson in a "suit vs Obadiah Rich." — No date. Wm. 
Clover Clk Court. About 1700. 

"North Carolina. -*-On complaint being made that two negrose & 
one Indian: men belonging to James Cole -have in the absence of 
their Master & Mistress, robed the house and Caryed away 
Seweral Goods & a trunk with wearing Cloaths; Thes are therefore 
In the name of the Palatine & Absolute Lords & Proprietors names 
to Will & requier all persons to apprehend the said Negros & Indian 
and them to Conveye to their Master and all Constables and other 
officers are hereby required to make dillegent Serch in their res- 
pective precinct and to purcue by way of Hue & Cry the said Ne- 
gros to take & In safe Custody to keep until they can safely Con vie 
them to their said Master. Given under my hand this 26th of 5th 
mo 1698. Daniel Akehurst. 

To be Conveied from house to house from the 
North East side of Pascotank river and soe to Coratuck" (No date.) 

"Pamticoe ye 4th of August 1702. These are to Certlfie whome 
it may Concerne yt John Bird assigned over unto Francis Garganus 
in open Court held at Mr Barrows ye fourth day of August 5 Rites 
of Transportation into this Government (viz) John Bird 2 Passages 
Ann Bird Eliza Smith John Smith.' Test Levi Truewhitt Ct Clk. 




■i | 



Miscellaneous Items. 

"James the Son of James Nuby & Sarah his wife was bora the 
4th day of August 1702." 

"Mr to Searin for marke recorded for Sarah Nicholson in Samuel 
Prickloves time Clerk of Perquimans Court & to send up a Coppy 

Mary Luten records *** her mark to-wit: "A crop on the right 
Ear & a Crop & over Keel & under Keel in the left Ear." 

"Rights for Walter Tanner, John Williamson Ricad Johnson." 


"June the 8th 1718 Then Received of the Publick Treasurer Collo 
Edwd Moseley by the hands of Mr Robt Hicks the full summe of 
one hundred pounds it being on act of the Honble Charles Craven 
Esqr. pr me Jno Baptt Ashe." 

"March 14, 1717, Reed of E Moseley nineteen pounds for 190; 
daies my Bro Wm West & self formerly allowed [ say reed pr 

Samuel S. West." 

"March 24, 1717. Reed of E Moseley fourty four pounds fourteen 
shill for Corns Fitzpa trick 190 daise, William Rafield 194, Jno 
Woodland 190, Jno Mackee 135 and myself 172. I say reed p or- 
der also Geo. Whidbee 6 & Jno Snell 7 ' pr Mat M Casewell." 

"April 4, 1718. Reed of Edward Moseley 24, 15,0 claimes al- 
lowed Capt Martin Griffin. I say reed pr his order 

John Smithwick." 


"April 15, 1717, Received of Edwd Moseley six pounds Claimes 
allowed me in Perquimans Precinct Monro Walpen." 

"July 14, 1718, Reed of E Moseley fifteen shillings being for 
Nicho. Brightman's poll tax being paid 1715 in Hyde & Chowan 
Precincts as pr Receipt. Hasy Moss late wife of Brightman." 

July 23, 1718, Kecd of E Moseley thirty pounds being for five- 
copys of the Laws, 3 of them being in ye book of Claimes Novr 1717 
& other 2 since. J. Lovick" 

"Augst 6, 1718, Reed of E Moseley six pounds writing ye Copy 
of Lawes for Currituck pr Tho. Swann" 

"Augt. 7, 1718, Reed of Edward Moseley 9:14:0 for 194 daies al- 
lowed me formerl}' in Pasquotank. Foster Young." 

"August 11: 1718, Reed of E Moseley 6.15:0 for vermin heads 
as pr certificate due Jno Low Wm Brown, Tho Smith & Jno Green- 
John Nairne" 

Miscellaneous Items. - 149 

"Oct 16, 1718, Reed of E Moseley fourty shill for eight wolves 
killed p 2. 

Jno - r Rasberry" 
his mark 

Dec 1 4 Reed of E Moseley twenty shill for bringing up the As- 
sembly Papers to Chowan 1-0-0 John Creech" 

January 23, 1717, Reed of E Moseley 29.3.6. Claimes due to 
John Harloe my son Wm & Jno Charlton and self. 

Wm W. Charlton." 

"Feb 3, 1717, Reed of E Moseley 1:17:6: claimes allowed to 

Nicho Crisp." 

Feb 8, 1717, Reed of E Moseley twenty-five shill allowed to 

Charles Wilkins. 

Feb. 10, 1717, Reed of E Moseley 292:0:0 being for claims alio 
to Coll James Moore with the interest thereon. I say reed pr 

Mau Moore." 

Feb. 10 1717 Reed of E. Moseley six pounds twelve shill claimes 
allowed George Haughton." 

"I owed the Publick 2 & J bushels corn upon making up my 
accts of Corne, and the Public is Dr to me 20 bush so much pd by 
Mr Ed Gale to ye Govrs order." 

(The' above receipts all relate to the public fund, some of them 
were for services during the Indian war, especially that of money 
and interest paid Col. James Moore. — Ed. 


"Know all men by these presence that I Ann Walker widow and 
Executrix of the Honble Henderson Walker deed have made or- 
dained and deputed In my stead and place by these presents con- 
stituted my Loving Brother, Samuel Swann of the precinct of Per- 
quimans my true and Lawful attorney for me and In my Name 
and to my use and behoof &c Oct 21, 1704." 

In the Presence of Tho. Snoden Anne.Walker. 

(Major Samuel Swann married a sister of Mrs. Ann Walker nee 
Lillington. One of Maj. Swann, s daughters married John Baptista 
Ashe, another married Col. Fred Jones, Chief Justice of N. C. 1720. 


Miscellaneous Items. 



1709. £ s d 

Octr 2d To Bill Excha on Richard Savage Esqr for 53-00-00 

Octr 13 To Ditto on Charles Carkeas Esqr for 35-00-00 

To ye Remaining part of my Sallery is 17-00-00 

To Stationary Ware Boats & oars & proving my 

Quarterly accompts wth yeGovernmt 12 years 48-00-00 
To 3 voyages to Virginia pr Col Quarys Comand 
on ye Queen's Accompt at S£ per time 24-00-00 

To a man & Horse Carrying an Express from my 
House in Coratuck by Comand of Col Quarry 
for her Majties Service to Perquimans & then 
To Coll James Wilsons In Virga wth expence 04-00-00 
To 10 months storage of ye whole & Greatest 
part of ye Garlands stores rigen & a parcell 
at 25s per mo from Dec 1709 to 7ber 1710 12-10-00 
To 2 months storage of part of ye sd stores from 

Sep. 1710 to Dec. 1710 at 12s 6d f month 01-05-00 
To pd Richd Cannady for Labour in Transport- 

the Garlands stores 00-03-06 


By Bills Drawn on Mr Robert Wise ye 26th 
May 1708 payable to Henry Terne Esqr Re- 
ceiver of Her Majties Customes for 195£ wch 
bills was protested 195-00-00 

To brought from ye other side 194-18-06 

Remaining due to ballo to ye Queen 

Errors Excepted ^ me 
October ye 25th 1712 

000- 1-06 
Wm Swann." 



" Whereas Great abuses are Committed by ye Small Pork Barrells 
for prevention of ye like abuse for ye time to Come Be it Enacted &c 

That every person or persons shall by this act be obliged to have 
his pork barrells or Casks to hold not less than 29 Gall and if eve- 
ry Cooper or Individual who shall make pork barrels for Pork shall 
sett his name in every Individual Barrell or Cask he shall make 



with a Brand Iron for yt purpose, of the two first Letters of his name 
and whosoever shall be deficient herein shall forfeit ye sum of 16 s 
to be Recovered by a wart. 

And wt Cooper or person soever shall neglect this duty herein 
and shall make Barrells or Casks Less yn by this act is apoynted 
shall forfeit & pay ye sume of 8 s one half to ye informer and ye 
other half to ye use of ye parish where such offence shall be Com- 
mitted to be recovered by warrt from a Magistrate for EverySuch 
Brand or Cask whereon his mark shall appear, ye sum of £ and yt 
ye brand shall be sufficient proof agt any such person or persons 
who shall make barrells or Casks of a Lesser gage than what is by 
this act declared." 

(The above paper contains nothing to show at what time it was 
passed, it has the appearance of being a very old paper — Editor.) 


"Genii Court last Tuesday October 1720, 
"The Honble Charles Eden Govr complains against William 
Maule Surveyor Genii in the Custody of the Marshall &c of a Plea 
that he ye sd William Maule ye Deft to the sd Charles Eden Esqr- 
Pltf. a just and true acct should render and ye several sums pay 
which he ye sd Deft for ye pltf hath reed of Divers psons since the 
beginning of the year 1715, For that to witt whereas the sd Cnarles 
Eden Esqr att the beginning of the Id year 1715 was and Ever 
Since to this time hath been Govornour of the sd Province of North 
Carolina by virtue whereof for Every Survey of Land there is Due 
to him ye sd Governour the sum of two shillings and six pence for 
each purchase right and he the sd William Maul being att ye Time 
aforesd & viz In & Ever Since ye year 1715 Surveyor Genii of the 
sd Province was also specially Intrusted by the sd Charles Eden ye 
Governr and his receiver made to Collect & receive for him the 
several Sums for purchase rights to ye sd Governr Due and unpaid 
on the surveys by him ye sd survey made In & since the 2d year 
1715. And accordingly he the sd William Maul Surveyr Did re- 
ceive for the sd Charles Eden Esqr Govr the severall sums to him 
due for purchase rights as aforesd In and since ye year 1715 which 
amounts to a great sum as in Court shall be made to appear yet 
nevertheless he the sd William Maul a just and true acct Thereof 
To render and ye sd severall sums to pay To the sd Charles Eden 
Esqr hath neglected and refused tho often required thereto and still 


Miscellaneous Items. 

doth unjustly deny To the damage of the sd Charles Eden Esqr one 
hundred and sixty pounds and therefore he now brings this suit. 

W. Little for Pltf pledng." 
(William Maule married 1st Penelope Golland, daughter of Gov. 
Eden's wife by her 1st marriage, in his will Gov. Eden does not 
mention his step-daughter, and this suit probably accounts for it. 
— Editor.) 


IN 1701. 

(Original in Court House at Edenton, N. C. ) 

No. Carolina, May 5th. 1701. 
Mr Chevin. I desire you to give out A Writt in my Sute against 
John Lewen of Roanoke Island to arrest him to the next In Court 
for thatt hee the sd John Lewen having contracted with ye said 
Geo. Pordage for the management & improveing his quarter part 
of sd Island & Stock of Cattle thereon nott only neglects the per- 
formance of ye same butt alsoe refuseth to suffer any other person 
deputed by the sd Pordage to enter upon the same to manage his 
part wch is to the Plaintiffs damage pray give the officer the writt 
as soon as you can and send him wth direction accordingly this is 
all at present from Yor Friend 

For Mr Nathll Chevin— ^Present. Geo Pordage 


Know all men by these presents that I Sarah Gale widow and 
Relict of the late Honoble Thomas Harvey deed doe hereby nomi- 
nate Constitute and appoint Thomas Abington my True and Lawful 
Attorney for me and in my name to appear in any Court of Record 
in this Government and acknowledge my Right of Dower in all the 
Lands of my sd late Husband Thomas Harvey, but especially my 
Estate for life given me by the will of my Deceased Husband in the 
plantation and Tract of Land containing five hundred acres Situate 
lying and being in the precinct of Perquimans & whereon I now 
live to my son Thomas Harvey his heirs & Assignes forever. Wit- 
ness my hand and Seal this 28th day of November, 1706. 

Signed Sealed & Delivered 

in the presence of Sarah Gale (0) 

James Blount and John Crabham, 

Miscellaneous Items. 


"By an Act of assembly intituled private Burialls prohibited it is 
Enacted in these words: whereas the private Burials of servants & 
other persons may give occasion of much scandal to diverse persons 
tho' sometimes undeserved of being Guilty of their Deaths from 
which if the persons be innocent without are supported there can be 
no vindication & if Guilty noe punishment, by reason they are the 
most part buried without the Knowledge or desire of any other 
than such of the family as by nearness of Relation as husband wife 
or child are unwilling or servants are fearfull to make discovery if 
murder were Committed for prevention whereof as alsoe for taking 
away that barbarous Custome of burying the Corps of the Dead in 
Comon or unfenced places to the pray of Hoggs or other vermin. 

Be it Enacted by the Palatine & Lords Proprietors by and with 
the, ad vise & Consent of this present Genii Assembly and the Au- 
thority thereof and its hereby Enacted that there bee in every plan- 
tation a place sett apart and fenced for a buriall of such as dye upon 
the plantation & before the Corps be buried there be at least three 
or four of the neighbors called who may in Case of suspicion viewe 
the corpse & is no suspicion yett according to the decent Custome 
of all Christendom they may accompany the Corps to the Ground." 


On the back of a paper bearing date 1 695, the following items 
appear "Jo Walker & his wife Eliza Walker and * * * * 
and her 3 husbands Wm Lambert Nicholess Brightman, Zachary 
Jerkin, Wm Wilkison in one warrt by Chew. Jo Walters hired Servt 
for himself. 

Edward Bloxam and his wife Ann and her child Wm Sutur de- 
sires ye proof of their rights, by Pollock, James Harlow's rights for 
15 last March hee came into ye country, Edwd Jarviss desires rights 
for 4 persons to be sent by Porter, Wm Hooker for 6 rights by Ma- 
jor Swann." 


Miscellaneous Items. 


Our Sovereign Lady ye Queen Dr 

to Sundry Expences disbursements and wages Expended on ye 

Salvage of ye Stores of her Majesties Ship Garland whereof Capt 

Isaac Cooke was Comander when driven on Shore at Coratuck 

Inlett in this province ye 28th day of November, Anno Dom 


to pd denis Riordan for labour Saving and transport- 
ing ye Garlands stores 11 days at 2s 6d 

to pd James Marmine for himself and Conne one day 
transporting ye stores of ye Garland or J 

to Thomas Williamson for himself and Conne 4 days 1 
transporting ye Garlands stores at 2s 6d p day J 

to pd Mr Thomas Corprew for hire of a Conne 5 mos 

tending on ye Garland 1£. 10s. 
to pd John Wicker Carrying an Express for her Maj-"^ 

esties Servess from ye President of Carolina to. 

Capt Isaac Cooke Comander of ye Ship Garland at 

Coll Bird's in Virginia 
to my carrying an Express from ye Presidt of Virgin- "| 

ia to ye Presidt of Carolina for her Majesties Ser- > 

vess Relating to ye Garland J 

to Axes Hooks and other Instrumts by me provided "} 
at Capt Cooke Request for breaking up ye Ship* > 
Garland; all broak & lost in ye storme J 

to provisions °§ Capt Cookes Request 

to Peter Poyner Carrying an Express from ye Presdt "l 
of Carolinar for her Majesties Servess Relating to V 
ye Garland. j 

to my trouble Care & attendance at ye Ship Garland 1 
on ye Sea Side and Elsewhere 5 months at 6£ 5s J 

to 3 Servant 5 montes attendance & Labour on ye \ 
Garland at 40s "<j9 month is J 

to pd Capt. William Bray and John Evins for ye sal-^) 
vage of 290 fts of new 18 Inch Cable to ye value 
of 34.16.08. at 4d per ft one 3d of which being by 
Law due for Salvage is , J 

to my own Salvage of 2090 lbs of new 18 Inch Cable ) 
to ye value of 34.16.08 at 4d per ft is one 3d part V 
due to me by Law for Salvage ) 












Miscellaneous Items. 


to Conue and two men Carrying a Load of Goods & 
Stores from my house to ye Norwest Landing to 
Refitt her Majesties ship Surprize 


The totall Sume is 101:05:11 

.Errors Except ^ Wm Swann. 


Edward Moseley Dr £. s. d 

to Bills of the first sett as per acct 1578-00-06 

to Bills of the 2 Sett 4533-15-00 

Five bills put in my hands by Mr Hardy 532-00-00 

Nt proceeds of 2th Tax from sd Hardy 38-03-06 

Estate & poll money reed last year per acct no 3 amt to 645-04-03 



Claims paid as per List no 1 
Commissions at 3 f ct£1529:l.:9 
Claims pd as pr List no (2) 
Commissions for paymt 6344:3:6. 
65 bushels Corne ye Publick had 
Whites being part of ye 2d Tax 







Commissions for receiving 645.4.3 at 3f ct 19-07-00 
Fine bills to be deducted ye Mars to re- 
ceive according to the Act Assembly 248-08-06 
More Claims pd as pr List No 1. 8-06-03 

Commission for paying same — 05 — 

Dall Due in favour of Coll Moseley 


£7362-14-07 7362-14-07 

Exam lOber 16th 1714 


Wm Swann, Gale ^ 

Barrow, Danl Richardson Q'Comrs 
Nicholas Crisp & 

On the back as follows: 
Paid to Currituck £240 — Pasquotank £387-4-6. Perquimans 
221-15-00 Hecklefield in Perquimans £3 i 6 Maj Gale in Beau- 
fort £150-00-00 Beaufort Precinct £333. Hyde £130 Craven 
£644=2421.19.6 Chowan & Foreign 1578-0-6 =£4000 

Currituck 282-15.0: Pasquotank 691.— Perquimans 346.10-00. 
Beaufort 553.— Hyde 267.— Craven 1326=£3466. 5.0. Chowan 
and Foreign 4533,15.0 =£8.000. 




Queries and Answers. 


Thomas Pollock, (son of Thomas Pollock, of Bal-gra,) was born 
at Glascow, Scotland, May 6, 1654, and came to Carolina June 27, 

1683. -Martha Cullen, daughter of Thomas Cullen of Dover, 

England, was born at Dover, May 1, 1663, married 1st, in 1681, 
Robert West (son of Robert) issue: (1) Robert West, (2) Thomas 
West, (3) John West, (4) Richard West; Robert West, husband of 
Martha Cullen, died in 1689 and Mrs. Martha West nee Cullen md 
2nd, on June 19, 1690, Thomas Pollock. Thomas Pollock was a 
member of the General Court, also of the Governor's Council, and 
immediately upon the death of Gov. Charles Eden in 1722, was 
elected President of the Council and ex-officio Governor; he lived 
but a few months dying in the year 1722. Issue: (1 & 2) Martha 
and Elizabeth Pollock (twins), born Mch 26, 1691; Elizabeth died 
Sept. 7, 1691; Martha died Oct. 29, 1691. (3 & 4) Elizabeth and 
Martha Pollock, 2d of the name, twins, born Jany 22d, 1693, both 
died same day. (5) Martha Pollock, 3d of the name, was born Mch 
4th 1693/4; md Feb. 10, 1713/4, Thomas Bray, of New Kent Co., 
Va.; issue: James Bray, born March 1, 1714/5. Mrs. Martha Bray 
died Dec. 11, 1719, and her husband, Thomas Bray, returned 
shortly thereafter to New Kent Co., Va. While in Chowan Pre- 
cinct they lived on Indian Town Creek and Chowan river; the es- 
tate on which they resided, together with other personal property, 
was given in 1716 to said Bray as his daughters marriage portion; 
Mr. Bray, by purchase, added several other tracts to the estate. In- 
dian Town Creek empties into the Chowan River a short distance 
above Holley's wharf, and divides the estates of "Bandon" and 
"Wingfield". (6) Thomas Pollock, born Nov. 9, 1695; died Feby 
12, 1732/33; md Feby 11, 1729/30, Mrs. Elizabeth Crisp nee San- 
derson, daughter of Richard Sanderson of Perquimans county, and 
widow of John Crisp (son of Capt. Nicholas Crisp of Edenton) whom 
she md in 1725; he died in 1727 leaving one son, Richard Sander-* 
son Crisp, who died young; Mrs. Elizabeth Pollock, widow of Thos. 
Pollock, md 3d, Samuel Scolley of Bertie county, who came to 
North Carolina from Boston, Mass.; she survived him, dying in 
1767, there was no issue by the third marriage. (7) Cullen Pol- 
lock, born Sept. 27, 1697. (8) George Pollock, born Oct. 25, 1699, 
md 1st, Sarah Swann, daughter of Col. Thomas Swann (son of 
Col. Thomas Swann, merchant in Virginia); she died leaving no 
issue, and Geo. Pollock md 2nd, April 18, 1734, Elizabeth Whit- 
mell, born 1717, daughter of Thomas Whitmell and wife Elizabeth 
Hunter Bryan, grand-daughter of Lewis Bryan and wife Elizabeth 



Queries and Answers. 


Hunter who, prior to 1713, lived in Surry county, Va., after that 
date in Bertie county, N. C. George Pollock died in 1736 without 
issue by either marriage. Mrs. Elizabeth Pollock md, Feby 2,1736/7, 
Thomas Blount, born 1708, (son of John Blount and wife Eliza- 
beth Davis); issue I Lt. Whitmell Blount, killed at the battle of 
Germantown; 2 Winnefred Blount, md her 1st cousin Hon. Whit- 
mell Hill. Thomas Blount died Sept.l, 1745, and his widow, Mrs. 
Elizabeth Blount, md 3d, Oct. 2, 1746, William Williams. (Their 
descendants will require a separate record. 

Mrs. Martha Pollock nee Cullen, died March 17th, 1700/1, and 
her husband, Thomas Pollock, md 2d, Mrs. Esther Wilkison, wid- 
ow of Col. Wm. Wilkison; she died in 1716; no issue. Gov. Thom- 
as Pollock died Aug. 30, 1722, while in office; he and his 1st wife 
were buried in the old Pollock grave-yard at Bal-gra, on the Cho- 
wan river, but their remains were removed some years ago to St. 
Pauls cemetery, Edenton, by the Vestry of the Parish to save them 
from the encroachment of Chowan river. 

Issue of Thomas Pollock and wife Mrs. Elizabeth Crisp nee San- 
derson: (1 & 2) Cullen and Thomas (twins) born Jan. 5, 1730/31. 
Cullen md Anne Booth; he died in Baltimore in 1795. without is- 
sue. Thomas md Eunice Edwards, in New Jersey. (3) George 
Pollock, born Mch 21, 1732, died Nov. 28, 1733. 

Issue of Thomas Pollock and wife Eunice Edwards, several chil- 
dren, four of whom arrived at full age, viz: (1) Thomas Pollock, 
born Sept. 8, 1769, died without issue in 1803, at Lucca in Italy. 
(2) Elizabeth, born Aug. 31, 1765, died in 1800; she never mar- 
ried. (3) Frances, born Mch 18, 1771, md April 8, '1790, John 
Devereux. (4) George, born Mch 16, 1772, died without issue June 
1836 or 1837 at Lannacaza, Italy. John Devereux was a younger 
son of a noble Irish family, their issue living to full age are as fol- 

(1) Thomas Pollock Devereux md Catherine Anne Bayard John- 
, son of Conn., Oct. 7,1815. Issue (a) Frances Johnson Devereux 
(Mrs. Miller); (b) Elizabeth Pollock Devereux (Mrs. Thos. F. Jones); 
(c) John Devereux md Margaret Mordecai; (d) William Johnson 
Devereux, died in Infancy, (e) Catharine Johnson Devereux (Mrs. 
Edmonston); (/) Sarah Rutgers Devereux, died in infancy, {g) 
Mary Bayard Devereux (Mrs. Clark); (h) Susan Edwards Devereux, 
died an infant; (i) Horouia Devereux (Mrs. Cannon); (j) Sophia 
Chester Devereux (Mrs. Turner); (k) Margaret Rutgers Devereux, 
died an infant. 

Issue of John Devereux, born in Raleigh, N. C, Dec. 15, 1820, 
md May 25, 1842, and wife Margaret Mordecai. (a) Annie Lane 


Queries and Answers. 

Devereux, unmarried; (b) Thomas Pollock Devereux, unmarried; 
(c) Katherine Johnson Devereux (Mrs. J. S. MacKay); (d) Ellen 
Devereux (Mrs. John W. Hinsdale); (e) Margaret Devereux (Mrs. 
Samuel T. Ashe); (/) John Devereux; (g) Laura Margaret, unmar- 
ried^^.) Mary Livingston Devereux (Mrs. Arthur Winslow). 

(2) Frances Devereux md Et Rev Leonidas Polk, issue (a) Fran- 
ces Polk, (Mrs Skipwith,) (b) Katharine Polk (Mrs Gale) (c) Hamil- 
ton Polk md Miss Beech, (d) Sarah Hawkins Polk (Mrs Blake) (e) 
Susan Raynor Polk (Mrs Jones) (/) Elizabeth Polk (Mrs Huger) 
(g) William Mecklenburg Polk md Miss Lyon, (h) Lucia Polk (Mrs 

(3) George Pollock Devereux md Elizabeth Johnson, issue only 
two children who lived to full age. (a) Elizabeth Devereux, (1st 
Mrs Umpstead, 2nd Mrs Blake,) (b) Georgeanna Devereux (Mrs 

Thomas Pollock who died in 1732 was a member of the General 
Court of the Province and Chief Justice early in 1721. 

Issue of Cullen Pollock and wife Frances West, (sister of Pru- 
dence West, the 2d wife of Dr Win Cathcart and half sister of Eliza- 
beth West, wife of r-tevans Lee, the names of the father and mothers 
of the West sisters we have diligently sought among the records, so 
far without success.) (1) George Pollock died in 1763 without issue, 
(2) Cullen Pollock died a minor, (3) Martha Pollock md Stevens 
Lee II, (his 1st wife he md 2nd Miss Fagan) issue, Sarah Lee md 
1st Frank Lee, 2nd Clement Crook, issue by last marriage Clement 
Crook, Jr. (4) Frances Pollock md Dr.Robert Lenox, their daughter, 
Frances Lennox became the wife of Samuel Tredwell ®f Edenton N. 
C. and died without issue, we think there were other children of Dr 
Robert Lenox and wife Frances Pollock, but as yet cannot give 
their names and record — Cullen Pollock I died Feby 9, 1750, Mrs 
Frances Pollock nee West died March 1757. 

Stuart of Ledcreich- 

-Robert II born 1316, died 1390, 

md Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Adam Mure of Rowallen and had: 
Robert Stewart born 1340 died 1420, 3d son Earl of Fife and Men-" 
teith and Duke of Albany md 1st Margaret Countess of Menteith, 
daughter of Sir John Graham and Mary Countess of Menteith and 
had: Murdock Stewart of King Cleven, Earl of Fife and Menteith, 
born 13 — died 1425 and Justiceary of Scotland, Duke of Albany 
and Governor of Scotland who md Isabel eldest daughter and heir 
of Duncan Earl of Lennox and had Sir James Stewart, 4th son, 
who md a daughter of McDonald of Antrim called the Gross or 

Sir James Stewart and wife Miss McDonald had: James called 

Queries and Answers. 


the Little or Beg designed deAlbania who md Annabel, daughter 
of Patrick Buchanan of that Ilk, and had William of Baldoran, 
who md Maria, daughter of Sir Colin Campbell and had Jno. Stew- 
art of Glenbrecky, 2nd son who married a daughter of Patrick Bu- 
chanan of Glenerchy and had Duncan Stewart 2nd son of Glen- 
bucky, who md a daughter of McLaren and had Alexander Stew- 
art who md a daughter of Stewart (his cousin) and had Pat- 
rick Stewart of Ledcreich, who was 5th in lineal descent, he sold 
the estate at Ledcreich to John .^tewart of the Arasheal dappin 
branch and settled in Carolina. Patrick Henry md in Scotland 
Margaret daughter of Sir Robert Menzies of Weem and had I, Jas. 
Stewart d. s. p. II Charles Stewart died unmarried; IV, Margaret 
Stewart md John Carroway; V, Catharine Stewart md Wra Little, 
Jr., of Edenton, N. C. son of Chief Justice Little and wife Penelope 
Gale, daughter of Chief Justice Christopher Gale and wife Mrs. Sa- 
rah Harvey, (widow of Gov. Thomas Harvey and daughter of Ben- 
jamin Laker, of Perquimans Precinct, N. C.) The issue of Chief 
Justice'. Wm Little and wife Penelope Little nee Gale, were sons 
William and George and daughter Penelope. Chief Justice William 
Little was born Marshfield, Mass, Feb 27, 1692, came to North Car- 
olina in 1721, and died in Edenton N. C. in 1733, he was Attorney 
General from 1724 until sometime in 1725, and again in 1725 un- 
til 1731, was one of the Commissioners to settle the boundary line 
between N. Carolina and Virginia; was Chief Justice from 1732 un- 
til his death in 1733, Mrs Penelope Little md 2d Matthew Hardy of 
Bertie Co.N.C.a deed appears of record in the Register's office of Chow 
an County at Edenton, in Book A, No.1, bearing date 1741. From 
Matthew Hardy and Penelope Hardy to John Campbell,* for the 
house and lot in Edenton, where Chief Justice Wm Little lived, re- 
cites that she was the widow and Executrix of said Little and also 
that the property was bequeathed to her by her former husband in 
his last will and Testament." 

Wm. Little moved to Cheraw, S. C. and had by his wife Katha- 
rine Stewart an only daughter, Elizabeth Little, who md Morgan 
Brown, commissioned as a Lieut Nov. 28, 1776, in the 9th Regi- 
ment of the N. C. Cont' Line Rev War, he was from South Caroli- 
na, but afterwards moved to Tennessee, one of the children, Eliza- 
beth Little Brown md Samuel Vance of Tennessee, born Feby, 1, 
1784 in Washington Co, Va. son of Samuel Vance, born in the Val- 
ley of Virginia in June 1756 and wife Margaret who? issue 

among others William Little Vance md Letitia Hart Thompson, 
Oct. 16, 1844, at Shawanee Springs,seat of Col George C.Thompson, 
her father in Mercer Co. Ky., issue among others, Letitia Vance 
md Charles Washington DePauw, at Grace Church, N. York city, 

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Queries and Answers. 

Feb. 21, 188S, Mr and Mrs DePauw now reside in New Albany, In- 

Memucan Hunt was appointed by the Legislature of N C. at its 
session held April 16, 1782-May 16, 1782, Commissioner of Confis- 
cated property for the District of Hillsborough, J Hunt was C. H. 
C. (State Records by Clark, Vol. XVI pp 175, 177,) also member 
from Granville County to Halifax Congress April 13, 1776. 

James Hathaway born in Dartmouth, Mass. Jany. 14, 1713-4, 
(son of John Hathaway born >ept 17, 1653, and 2nd wife Patience 
Janney) moved about 1736 — 1739, to Sussex Co., Delaware, and 
there married Agnes Burton, either the daughter or grandaughter 
of Woolsey Burton, He died there in 1765. his wife Agnes Hatha- 
way died in 1784, in her will she mentions (1) Eldest son Woolsey 
Hathaway, (2) Burton Hathaway, (3) Daughter Patience Burton, 
(wife of Luke) (4) 3d son, James Hathaway, (5) grand daughter, 
Anne Warrington.- Wanted information of her son Burton men- 
tioned above or any of his descendants, by the Editor of the Register. 

A lady in Washington, N. C, calls our attention to the following 
errors, for which we are obliged: Vol. I, No. 2, page 282 — Sally 
Blount Winslow md Richard Bradley Jewett not Jennelt — (theprin 
ter's devil got into these type, hence this error.) Same number, same 
page, Nancy Blount Littlejohn was born Aug. 21, 1813, (instead of 
being the 8th child she was the 2nd). She md Gen'l Wm. A. 
Blount, Jan. 27th, 1835. In Vol. II, No. 3, page 460, 
Edenton Tea Party, Mary B. Daniel wife of Daniel W. Shoep, 
should be Thorp. We append to records in Vol. I, page 

634, the following: Miles Harvey md 2nd , who? Issue (1) 

Lucy Harvey md Reading Blount (son of Jacob Blount and wife 
Barbara Gray; their son John Gray Blount md Mary Harvey, half sis- 
ter of Lucy Harvey who md his brother Reading Blount). (2) Mil- 
dred Harvey md Neal; issue Abner P. Neal, whose daught- 
er md John Taylor of New Jersey and was the mother of Mrs. Dr. 
Blacknall, of Raleigh, N. C, (3) Augustus Harvey md a widow, 
Mrs. Smith or Granger, which? and had one daughter, Eliza Baker 
Harvey who md Edmund Duncan McNair of Tarboro, N. C, 
from whom descended the McNairs of Tarboro and elsewhere, Tan- 
nahills of New York, and the descendants of 0. Warwick Telfair 
of Washington, N. (J. (4) Issue of Lucy Harvey (daughter of 

Miles Harvey and his 2nd wife ), who md Reading Blount. 

(1) Polly Ann, (2) Caroline (Runyon), (3) Mary Louise (Worthing- 
ton), Wiley and Reading. Polly Ann Blount md John Myers of 
Washington, N. C, and left many descendants living there. 

We are under obligations to Baker's studio, Edenton, N. C, for 
a photograph of the Colonial Seal in this number. Their work is 
the equal of any in the State. 






NOf?TH Cflt?OIiIJS[fl 

Apt*il, 1903. 

J. R. B. HATHAWAY, Editor and 
Financial Agent, Edenton, N. C. jtjl 

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Abstract of Perquimans County Wills 163 

Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley 199 

Greeting to Colonial Dames 221 

The Cary Rebellion 224 

Miscellaneous Items of Interest 227 

Records of Albemarle County 243 

Soldiers of the N. C. Continental Line . 291 

Benedict Arnold in Edenton 299 

The Edenton Tea Party 300 

Albemarle County and the Original Precincts-. 304 

The Hill-Faison Families 310 

Wanted 313 

Queries and Answers t 314 

Corrections _ 319 

Book Notices 320 



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No. 2. 




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" Like leaves on trees the race of man is found, 
Now green in youth, now withering on the ground : 
Another race the following Spring supplies ;' 
They rise successive, and successive fall : 
So generations in their course decay ; 
So nourish these when those are passed away." 

— Pope's Translation Homer's Iliad. 


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■Y; (Originals in office of the Clerk of the Superior Court, at Hertford, N. C. ) ' 

Ashley, William, Jan. .21, 1762; April Court 1762. Daughters, 
Sarah & Rebecca Ashley; wife Elizabeth, and Thomas Nichols, 
Exrs ; Test, John Nichols, Wm. Barrow. 

Arnold, William, April Court 1774. Sons William, Benjamin, 
Thomas, Joseph and Asa, daughters Sarah and Rebecca; wife Mary, 
and sons Benjamin and William, Exrs. Test, Benj. Weekes, Joshua 
Morris, John Overman, Thos. Weekes.' 

Albertson, William, 31st day, 5th mo., 1784; Sept. 10, 1784. Sons 
Benjamin, Chalkley and William, grand-sons William and Thomas 
Hasket, daughters Mary Anderson and Elizabeth Albertson (wife 
Sarah and sons Benjamin and Chalkley, Exrs). Test, John Ander- 4 
son, Samuel Anderson, Josiah Yatton. 

"Albertson, Aaron, Oct. 15, 1769 ; April Court 1782. Wife Anne, 
children Nathaniel, Abigail Sosand, Jean Charles, sons Benjamin 
and Nathaniel, Exrs. Test, Mary Sanders, Mary Albertson, Wm. 

Albertson, Nathaniel, 8th 12th mo. 1782 ; July Court 1785. Sons 
Joseph and Jesse, daughters Margaret and Miriam, children Rhoda 
Munden, Anne Moore, and Joseph Albertson, son-in-law Levi Mun- 
den and wife Mary, Exrs. Test, Aaron Moore, Anne Moore, Rhoda 

Albertson, Elihu, 10th day 9 mo. 1787 ; July Court 1789. Sons 
Josiah and Joshua, daughters Miriam, Sarah Small, Lydia Wilson, 
Abigail Bond and Elizabeth Albertson (wife Jane, son-in-law Joseph 
Wilson and son Josiah, Exrs). Test, Moses Jackson, Sr., Jos. 

Albertson, Josiah, 22d 8th mo. 1800; May Court 1800. Sons 
Samuel, Joseph, Nathan, Jesse and Joshua, daughters Penniah, 
Elizabeth, Sarah, Jane, Mary and Ruth, wife Keziah, son Samuel 
Exr. Test, L. Munden, Thomas Stanton. 

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Abstract of Wills. 

Albertson, Benjamin, 21st 9th mo. 1800; Xov. Court 1800. Sons 
Benjamin, Aaron and Joshua, daughters Phariby, Miriam and Sa- 
rah; wife Mary and son' Benjamin, Exrs. Test, Wm. Xewby, L. ! 

Anderson, Joseph, 8th day, 4th mo. 1793 ; May Court 1793. Sons 
Benjamin, John, William and Isaac, daughters Sarah and Abigail 
(father John Anderson, Chalkley Albertson and Levi Munden, 
Exrs). Test, John Anderson, Sam'l Anderson, Deborah Towe. 

Arnold, William, 16th 2nd mo. 1783; Aug. Term 1794. Father 
William Arnold, sons William and Jonathan, daughter Mary (wife 
Miriam, father-in-law Mark ]S!ewby and Samuel Jackson Fixrs). 
Test, Thos. Robinson, Maryan Meredith, Martha Fisher. 

Avery, Frederick, Feb. 9, 1800 ; August Term 1800. Wife Su- 
sannah, son-in-law Thos. Allen, sons Frederick and Vinsy, .daughters 
Sally and Nancy. Test, F. Newby. 

Bagley, Thomas, Mch. 26, 1762 ; April Court 1762. Sons Thomas, 
•Benjamin, Joseph and Joshua, daughters Mary Gilbert, Priscilla, 
Elizabeth and Miriam, wife Sarah and son Thomas Exrs. Test, 
Peter Draper, Joseph Draper. 

Boswell, Joshua, 7th day 3rd Mo. 1762 ; April Court 1762. Son 
Boats Simon Boswell (son of James), Amos Boswell (son of John), 
Joseph Boswell (son of John), Hannah, Mary, Elizabeth, Rachel 
and Miriam Boswell. (Wife Mary, son Boats and cousin Joseph 
Boswell Exrs. Test, Samuel Charles, Jos. Wells, Wm. Albertson. 

Bateman, Thomas, Aug. 26, 1766; Oct Court 1766. Son Wil- 
liam, daughter Mary Phelps, grand-son John Phelps Bateman; 
's[mtpij£ "oup "jadBjj utjo£ 'rsaj, "sixg; nreilUAl uos,pue§ ©iiax. 
Richd Clayton. 

Bateman, William, June 23, 1771 ; July Court 1773. Sons Ben- 
jamin, John and Joseph, grand-daughter Betty (daughter of son Ben- 
jamin). Wife Betty, sons Beni. and John Exrs. Test, Gideon 
Maudlin, Mary Maudlin, Hannah Perisho. 

Bond, Samuel, Feb. 21, 1767; Oct, Court 1767. Son-in-law John 
Taler, daughter Rachel, sons William, Samuel, Job and Pritlow, 
daughter Leah. Wife Elizabeth and son William Exrs. Test, John 
Taylor, Mary Bond. 

Bond, William, 4th day, 11th mo. 1790; Jan. Court, 1791. Sons 
Josiah, John and Job; wife Abigail and brother Job Bond Exrs. 
Test, Caleb White, Tokn Taylor, John Smith. 

Budgate, Daniel, Feb. 13, 1770 ; April Court 1770. Wife Catha- 
rine, daughters Elizabeth and Mary. (Tulle Williams, William ? 
and Joseph Reed, Exrs. ) Test, Geo. Chocke, Sarah Warrington. 

Brinkley, Peter, Jr., Nov. 17, 1770. Sons John and Peter, 
grand-son John Brinkley, Jr., daughters Isabella Griffin and Ruth 




Abstract of Wills. 


Taylor, daughter Mary (grand-daughter of Peter Brinkley), grand- 
daughter Penelope Brinkley (daughter of John). (Wife Mary, 
Luke Sumner and son John Eixrs.) Test, John Brinkley, Rachel 

Brinkley, James, June 7, 1792 ; Nov. Term 1792. Wife Sarah, 
sons, Miles and Ely, daughters Mary Brinkley, Martha Long and 
Ann Arrenton, grand-sons John and James Brinkley. Sons Ely & 
Miles Exrs. Test, Thos McNider, Ed Hall. 

Barns, Elizabeth, Mch. 8, 1776; Jany Court 1777. Daughter 
Elizabeth and Lydia Sanderson, daughter Charlotte Sanderson, son 
Richard Sanderson, brother Asa Barclift Exr. Test, Amy Jones, 
Mary Johnson, Samuel Bullock. 

Barclift, James, Jan. 28, 1775 ; April Court 1777. Nephew Wil- 
liam Barclift (son of William), my brother's son. Joshua Barclift, 
also brother's children William and Sarah Barclift, brother's daugh- 
ters Elizabeth and Anne Barclift Test, Erancis Leyden, John 
Saunders, John Hollow ay. 

Barclift, William, Feb. 2, 1777; April Court 1777. Son Wil- 
liam, brother James, daughters Sarah, Elizabeth and Nancy; 
Charles Blount and Edmund Blount Exrs. Test, Wm. Barclift, 
Wm. Hosea. 

Barclift, Noah, May 31, 1782; April 26, 1784. Sons William 
Barns Barclift, Noah Barclift and Asa Barclift, daughter Mary 
Clark Barclift ; wife Millicent, brother Asa Barclift and John San- 
ders Exrs. Test, Thomas Robinson, Oney S. Dameron, James 

Barclift, Samuel, Dec. 12, 1778 ; April Court 1779. Daughters 
Hannah Holloway, Mary Thomas, Elizabeth Hall, Fanny Whedbee, 
Rhoda Humphries and Frances Stepney, daughter * Marwood Bar- 
clift, son Samuel, wife Elizabeth. Son Samuel and Noah Barclift, 
Exrs. Test, Noah Barclift, John Barclift, Harty Hall. 

Barclift, Asa, May 15, 1779 ; April Court 1785. Cousin Asa Bar- 
clift (son of Noah), cousins Barns & Noah Barclift, sister Mary 
Williams, cousins Elizabeth, Lydia and Charlotte Sanderson, cousins 
Elizabeth and Mary Barclift, cousin Ur Barclift (cousin Richard 
Sanderson, James Barnes, brother Noah Barclift and Thomas Rob- 
inson, Exrs). 

Barclift, John, Dec. 10, 1787 ; Jany. Court 1788, Sons William, 
Benjamin and John, daughters Mary Minge, Barbara Barclift, and 
Sarah Holoway ; son-in-law Charles Brount, Samuel and Ann Davis. 
Son William and Isaac Mullen, Exrs. Test, Alex McCane, John 
Mullen, Joseph Mullen. 

* Marwood Barclift took her name from Ann Marwood, wife of George Durant 
from whom she descended. 


Abstract of Wills. 

Barclift, Joseph, Feb. 1, 1793 ; May Court 1793. Sons Joseph, 
Demsey and Thomas, daughters Mary and Laurana Barclift, Eliza- 
beth Mullen and Mary Barclift, wife Deborah, son Joseph . (Wilson 
Weekes, Isaac Mullen, Jos. Mackey and son Joseph Exrs.) Test, 
Mary Johnston, Elizabeth Mackee, Mary Raper. 

Barclift, Noah, Dec. 5, 1796; Feby Court 1797. Cousin John 
Sanderson (son of Richardson), cousin Betsy Sanderson, cousin 
Charlotte Howtett, Aunt Mary Williams,' cousin Richardson San- 
derson, Exr. 

Barber, Joseph, July 9, 1778; April Court 1779. Sons Joel, 
Moses and Joseph, wife's daughter Elizabeth, daughters Hannah, 
Mariam and Sarah. Aaron Cornwall and Charles Clary, Exrs. 
Test, Wm. Clary, Zach White. 

Brainer, Michael, July 24, 1777; Oct, Court 1777. Daughters 
Sarah and Mellicent. 

Bratten, John, Nov. 6, 1779 ; April 1, 1784. Sons Nathaniel and 
'Benjamin, daughters Elizabeth, Rachel and Sarah Issachar Branch 
and Rachel Bratten Exrs. Test, John Barns, Orpah Rogers. 

Blount, Charles*, Jany. 20th, 1785; Sept. 10th, 1785. Sons Ed- 
mund and John, daughters Martha Ann, wife Martha., daughters 
Elizabeth and Mary, friend Wm. Littlejohn, son-in-law Joshua Skin- 
ner; Thomas Harvey Exr. Test, Tulle Williams, John Clayton, 
Caleb Burnham. 

Bogue, Elizabeth, Sept. 12, 1784; Apl Court 1785. Daughters 
Jemima, Elizabeth, Sarah Parsons, and Margaret Bogue, son Rob- 
ert Bogue, daughter Miriam ; grandchildren Eliza Lacey, William 
Laeey, Mark Munden and Joseph Munden ; daughter Keziah Mun- 
den, John Townsend and Chalkley Albertson, Eixs. Test, Chalkley 
Albertson, John Toms, Mary Stone. 

Bogue, Job, 20th day 6th mo., 1788; Oct, Court 1788. Children 
Jemima, Mack, Miriam, Nathan and Aaron. Son Jesse, wife Eliza- 
beth and Joseph Bogue, Exrs. Test, Benj. White. 
- Bullock, Mary, 17th, 1st mo. 1786; April Court, 1786. Sister 
Martha Bullock, also appoint her my Exx. Test, Ann Sitterson, 
Saml Bullock. 

Bullock, Martha, 22 day, 10th mo. 1786 ; April Court 1787. Obed 
Harrell (son of Jesse and Hannah), father Thomas Bullock, cousin 
Samuel Bullock. . Cousin Hannah Harrell and her daughters Sarah 
and Rachel Harrell, Dempsey Harrell, Exr. Test, Jacob Wilson, 
Rachel Wilson, John Smith. 

Bunch, Joshua, Mch 25, 1706 (probably 1796) ; May Term 1796. 

* Charles Blount was the son of John Blount and wife Elizabeth Davis; he was 
born in 1721 and married 1st, Mary Clayton. Joshua Skinner married Martha Ann 

Abstract of Wills. 


Wife Mary, sons Townsend and Charlton, all my children, brother 
Jesse White Exr. Test, Josiah White, Thos White, Pleasant 
Newby. , 

Bryan, Elizabeth,* Dec. 29, 1797; August Court 1798. Sisters 
Martha Bryan, Sarah Baker and Janette Pugh, - brother Edward 
Bryan, nephew Edward Byan, niece Martha Baker, sister Winnifred 
Beed and her husband George Durant Reed, brother Edward Bryan 
and George D. Reed Exrs. Test, Tully Williams Reed. 

Bartie, William, Sept. 9, 1799; Nov. Term, 1799. Wife Diana 
Boutwell, children Anthony, Robert, Bartlett and Pennia Bartie. 
Nathl. Nicholson and Joshua White Exrs. Test, Joseph Riddick, 
Thos Stafford. 

Collins, Christopher, Mch. 6, 1761, Jan. 20, 1763. Children An- 
drew, John, Christopher, and Mary. Wife Mary Exx. Test, 
Thomas Nichols, Eliz' Swaine. 

Collins, Andrew, April 30, 1776; Jan. Court 1777. Sons Sam- 
uel,- Jeremiah, Joshua and John, wife Ann, daughters Sarah and 
Elizabeth (Joshua Skinner, Sr., Joshua Skinner, Jr., and Christo- 
pher Collins Exrs). Test, Stephen Harmon, Joshua Skinner. 

Collins, Christopher, Nov. 4, 1793; Feb. Term- 1795. Sou 
James, all my children; wife Elizabeth and Ered'd Lewten, Exrs. 
Test, Jeremiah Collins, Owen Hanby. 

Croxton, Arthur, Feb. 23, 1765; Apl Court 1765. Son-in-law 
Pritlow Elliott, daughter Eliz Pearson, Jonathan Pearson, grand-son 
Job Elliott (son of Pritlow), Eliz Patchet (daughter of John), Sam- 
uel Sitterson ; John, Mary, Sarah, Joseph and Eliazer Pearson, Job 
Elliott, Elnith Elliott (wife of Isaac), Thos. Bullock ,and Robt, 
Bogue, Exrs. Test, Peter Pearson, Mary Bond, Sam'l Sitterson. 

Cocks, Robert, Nov. 15, 1767, June 5, 1768. Son Joseph, grand- 
son John Cocks, sons Robert and Seth, grand-daughter Sarah Cocks, 
daughter Ann Boswell, wife Ann, and son Joseph Exr. Test, Isaac 
Hasket, Thomas Henby. 

Clayton, John, Nov. 17, 1769, Jany. Court 1770. Wife Rebecca, 
son Richard my children, John Lowry and Joseph Sutton, Jr., Exrs. 
Test, Thos Nicholls, Rich'd Morris, Michael Bremer. 

Clayton, Richard, Nov. 6, 1780 ; April Court 1781. Sons Asher 
and Richard, daughters Margaret Jordan and Deborah Moore, 
Thomas and Elizabeth Jordan, daughters Elizabeth, Ann and Sarah 
(Jos Barclift, Tully Williams and Joseph Mullen Exrs.) Test, 
Peter Forcom, Jno Turner. 

Charles, William, Nov. 2, 1770 ; Jany. Court 1771. Sons Wil- 
liam, Joshua, Aaron and John, brother-in-law John Henby, daugh- 

* Elizabeth Bryan waa the daughter of Edward Bryan and wife Martha West, of 
Bertie county, N. C. 


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ter Margaret, wife Jane and father-in-law Aaron Albertson Exrs. 
Test, Benj. Albertson, Saml. Charles, Win. Albertson. 

Charles, Samuel, 1st day, 3rd mo. 1773 ; April Court 1771. Sons 
John, Samuel, Sylvanus, 'William, and Benjamin, daughters Sarah 
and Mary. Thos Robinson, John Henby, Jr., Exrs. Test, John 
Anderson, John Barclift. 

Charles, John, 2nd day, 11th mo. 1779; Jany. Court 17S0. Son 
Daniel, brother Benjamin Charles, wife Elizabeth and Ralph Fletcher 
Exrs. Test, Sam'l Charles, Sarah Charles, Guliebna Saint. 

Calloway, John, Eeb. 1, 1771 ; Jany. Court 1772. Sons Zebulon 
and Joseph (Andrew Knox, Hatten Williams, William Skinner, Ca- 
leb Harmon and son Zebulon, Exrs.) Test, John Wilkins, Wm. 
Lunsdale, Judah Wilkins, Mary Wyatt. 

Calloway, Zebulon, Sept. 17, 1790 ; May Term 1791. Son John, 
wife Elizabeth and John Cale, Exrs. Test, Henry Hall, James 
Mullen, Timothy Cale. 

Cummings, Charity, JSTov. 29, 1773; April Court 1771. Daugh- 
ter Ann Cummings, son Ephraim Cummings, son Uriah; Joseph 
and John Hudson, daughter Charity and Mary Hudson (Thomas 
White, Benj. White and Joseph White, Exrs.) • Test, Jos. White, 
Mary Walton. 

Chappel, Robert, Jan. 13, 1773; April Court 1771. Sons Ma- 
lachi, John, Robert and Job, daughters Miriam Roberts, Rlioda 
Chappel, Hannah Chappel, son Mark, wife Elizabeth, sons John and 
Job Exrs. Test, Jos White, Marg't White, Abraham Elliott. 

Chappel, Malachi, April 20, 1775 ; Oct. Court, 1775. Sons Jesse 
and Malachi, daughters Elizabeth Henress, Mary Chappel, Jemima, 
Millicent Chappel and Ruth Maudlin; Caleb Winslow and son 
Jesse Exrs. Test, Caleb Winslow ,Wm. Griffin, Joshua Griffin. 

Creecy, John, Nov. 25, 1761; Jany. Court 1777. Wife Catha- 
rine, sons Levi, Thomas and John, daughters Elizabeth Proctor, Sa- 
rah Wingate, Deborah and Rlioda Creecy. Joshua Skinner and Levi 
Creecy Exrs. Test, Eliz Clenney, Jeremiah Nixon. 

Chocke, George, Nov. 8, 1777; Jany. Court 1779. My seven 
children, including William and Sibil Chocke alias Pitts, Col. John 
Lowry Exr. Test, John Reed, John Stevenson. 

Colson, John, Eeb. 12, 1787;' April court 1787. Son John, wife 
Rebecca, Exx. Test, Samuel Sitterson, Thomas Sitterson. 

Chapman, Mary, Nov. 25, 1781; July Court 1788. Daughters 
Mary Chapman, Rosannah Stone and Diana Chapman. Wm. 
White Exr. Test, John White, Sarah White. 

Cosand, Aaron, July 3, 1793 ; Aug. Court 1793. Sons Benjamin 
and Joseph, daughters Sarah and Hannah Cosand, brother John 



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Cosand and Benjamin Albertson, Exrs. Test, Jos. Albertson, Miles 

Cail, Richard, Nov. 8, 1794; Feby. Term 1795. Son John, 
daiighters Hannah, Sarah and Elizabeth Cail; daughter Penelope 
Webb, wife Hannah and son Nathaniel Exrs. Test, Thomas Stacey, 
Zilpha Phelps. 

Cane, Nath'l, 16th day, 1st mo. 1800: Eeby. Term, 1800. Son 
John, wife Catharine, daughters Polly Cox, Sylvia, and Hannah, 
son-in-law James Gambrel, son-in-law Joseph Cox and Caleb White 
Exrs. Test, Lemuel Morgan. 

Docton, Jacob, Jan. 26, 1764; April Court 1764. Grandson Ja- 
cob Eason (son of Abner), grandson Jacob Bagley (son of Samuel), 
grandson Docton Perry, daughters Christian Collins, Rachel Eason, 
Sarah Bagley, Mary Hill and Elizabeth Perry; wife Sarah and 
son-in-law Abner Eason Exrs. Test, James Price, Job Price, Zebah 

Draper, Peter, April 16, 1764; July Court 1764. Sons Joseph, 
Silas and Thomas, daughter Millicent; wife Hannah, Exx. Test, 
Thomas Hollowell, Cornelius Moore. 

Donaldson, Andrew, Aug. 27, 1762; April Court 1768. Wife 
Sarah, children James, Joanah, Margaret, Charity, Andrew (of 
Freetown, Mass.), John, William and Spencer, land in the county of 
Lancaster, Virginia, son James (John Harvey, Miles Harvey and 
Win. Dyncore Exrs.) Test, Andrew MeHanny, Thos Harvey. 

Donalson, John, Mch. 13, 1784, Apl. 22d 17S4. To wife Mary 
all of James Williamson's estate, my children; wife Exx. Test, 
John Wilson, Ann Wilson, John Collins. 

Donaldson, John, Mch. 24, 1795; May Term 1795. Son James, 
Spencer Donaldson (son of John), my wife. Test, John Robins, 
Rebakah Wilson. 

Delano, Tchabod, Apl. 27, 1774; July Court 1774. Daughter 
Mary ; wife Sarah and Joseph White Exrs. Test, Jos. Lacey, Keren- 
happuck Moor. ' 

Done, Henry, J any. Court 1785. John High, brother Benjamin 
Phelps, brother Thomas Harmon, Thomas Brinkley, sister Eliza- 
beth Creecy, Sarah Grigs, Ann Brinkley, brother James Brinkley 
and wife Sarah Brinkley, sister Hannah Brinkley, Thomas Brinkley 
(son of James), James and Thomas Brinkley Exrs. Test, James 
Bush, Jos. Mathias. 

Decrow, Sarah, April 4, 1785 ; May Court 1795. Daughters Sa- 
rah and Elizabeth Decrow, grand-children Sarah and Henry Hall, 
James Lassley, William and John Skinner Exrs. Test, Ruthy New- 
bould, Joseph Norcom. 

Davis, Robert, Mch. 1, 1799 ; May Term 1799. Sons James and 


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Caleb, daughter Mary, daughter Miriam Albertson ; wife Margaret, 
Exx. Test, Alex Stafford. 

Draper, Silas, 13th day 9th mo. 1791; Eeby. Term 1794. Son3 
Joseph, Samuel, Chalkley, Jesse, David, Daniel and Benjamin 
(wife, Joseph Draper, Sr., and Martin Willard Exrs.) Test, 
Daniel Willard, Rachel Hasket, Jos Draper, Jr. 

Digby, James, Jr., Jany. 26, 1796; Aug. Court 1796. Father 
James Digby, and wife Dorothy, residents of Medlam, Yorkshire, 
England. John Langston and James Sumner Exrs. Test, Seth 
Whedbee, Era's Newby. 

Eason, George, Sr., May 12, 1774 ; July Court 1774. Sons Jesse, 
Moses, Abner and George, daughter-in-law Sarah Eason, grand-sons 
Seth and Moses Eason (sons of Sarah), grandchildren Sarah and 
Rachel Eason (daughters of Moses), grand-son George Eason (son of 
Abner), grand-son Abraham Eason (son of George), grand-daughter 
Sarah Eason (daughter of George), grand-son Isaac Eason (son of 
George), grand-daughter Betsey Eason (d of George), grand-son Job 
(son of George) ; sons Jesse and Abner, Exrs. Test, Wm. King, 
Dempsey Eason, Thomas Small. 

Elliott, Caleb, June 15, 1775 ; Jany. Court 1777. Sons Solomon, 
Ephraim and Haig Elliott, grand-sons Elliott Scott and Winslow 
Elliott, daughter Pennah Scott, son Solomon and Josiah White Exrs. 
Test, Julius Bunch, Nazareth Bunch, Solomon Bunch. 

Elliott. Joseph, 16th day 2nd mo. 1785 ; April Term 1788. Sons 
Mordecai, Caleb, Dempsey and Joseph, daughters Delilah Barrow, 
Orpha Mayo and Mary Elliott; wife Hannah and son Mordecai 
Exrs. Test, Reuben Wilson, Benoni Park, Nathan* Park. 

Elliott, Isaac, 3rd day, 10th mo. 1787; April Term 1789. Sons 
Joshua and Isaac, children Joab, Nathan, Margaret, Rebecca, 
Miriam and Sarah Elliott ; wife Elizabeth, Caleb White and Jacob 
Cannon Exrs. Test, Robert Newby, Thos Elliott, Wythe Newby. 

Elliott, James, 29th day, 1st mo., 1790 ; Jan'y Court, 1791. Sons 
Nathan,' Gabriel and Nixon, daughters Miriam Lou and Sarah El- 
liott, wife Martha. (Son Nixon, Benj. Albertson, Jr., and Tho?. 
Hollowell, Exrs.) Test, John Winslow, Mary' Hollowel, Phineas 

Elliott, Benjamin, 13th, 7th mo., 1772 ; Apl. Court 1774. Sons 
Josiah, Benjamin, Seth, Exum, and Obed, daughter Sarah (wife 
Sarah, son Josiah and Matthew White Exrs). Test, Zach Toms, 
Jos. Lacev, Miriam Long. 

Elliott," Pritlow, July 5, 1787, Oct, Court 1787. Children Prit- | 
low, John, Job, Thomas, Jesse, Rachel, and Mary Elliott, son Wil- 
liam, daughters Elizabeth Elliott, Leah Jordan, Huldah Elliott, and 

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Sarah Pearson (wife of Jonathan), -wife Mary and son Pritlow Exrs. 
Test, John Smith, Mary Elliott, Josiah Boyce. 

Foster, Frances, Nov. 24, 1742; Jany. 27, 1763. Son William 
Foster, grand-daughter Elizabeth Foster, "daughters Elizabeth Bar- 
clift and Frances Hall, son William, Exr. Test, Abram Riggs, 
Bich'd Whedbee. 

Foster, Frederick, Oct. 23, 1783; April 23, 1784. Brother Fran- 
cis Foster's children, Gilbert Leigh and Joseph Bateman's children, 
brother John Foster's children, sister Sarab Night, brother Ells- 
berry Foster, sister Winnifred Foster, Francis Pits, Dempsey New- 
by's widow, Mary Bateman's cbildren, Mary Maudlin, widow Steven- 
son, brother Francis Foster and Geo Whedbee Exrs. Test, John 
Bateman, Wm Whedbee. 

Forehand, Daniel, Dec. 28, 1781; April 2, 1784. Wife Sarab, 
my children, Ezekiel Hollowell, Exr. Test, Joseph White, Eliza- 
beth Bountree. 

Fletcher, Ralph, Nov. 28, 1784; July Court 1785. Son Jesse, 
daughter Miriam Newbold. (Daughter Margaret Fletcher, son 
Joshua and William Skinner, Exrs.) Test, Mark Newby, Ann 
Martyn, Jane Smitb. 

Gibson, James, July 20, 1765 ; July Court 1766. Son James, 
daughter Mary Gibson, kinsman William Barclift and wife Ann. 
Son John and William Barclift (son of Joshua) Exrs. Test, Wm. 
Bidgood, Sarah Bidgood, Fras Leygen. 

Gilbert, Priscilla, Aug. Court 1799. Grand-son Thomas Bagley, 
son Elisha Bagley Exr. Test, Thos. White N Robert Whedbee. 

Griffin, John, June 16, 1770; April Court 1772. Wife Eliza- 
beth, sons Eliab, John and Josiah, daughters Lydia, Ruth, Huldah 
and Elizabeth, son Jesse, daughters Mary and Sarah Perry. Jos 
White and Wm White, Jr., Trustees, sons Eliab and John Exrs. 
Test, Jos. White, Rachel Boyce, Moses Boyce. 

Griffin, John, 25th, 8th mo. 1773 ; April Court 1774. Brothers 
Josiah, Jesse and Eliab Griffin, half sisters Mary and Sarah Perry, 
sisters Lydia, Ruth, Huldah and Elizabeth, brother Eliab Griffin 
and Josiah White Exrs. Test, Jos Elliott, Josiah White, John 

Griffin, Hannah, 20th, 11th mo. 1788 ; Jany. Court 1789. Daugh- 
ters Miriam Lamb, Esther Copeland, Mary Griffin, Elizabeth Grif- 
fin and Gulatine Griffin, son James Exr. Test, Amos Griffin, Jo- 
siah Griffin. 

Godfrey, Thomas, Jan. 18, 1773 ; Apl. Court 1774. Sons Joseph, 
Thomas and Tully, brother William, daughters Winnie and Eliza- 
beth Godfrey, wife Mary and son Joseph Exrs. Test, John Gibson, 
Wm. Knowles. 

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Guyer, Joseph, 7th day, 4th mo. 1790 ; April Term 1790. Chil- 
dren Nathan, William, Joseph, Leah, Miriam, and Alary Guyer 
wife Miriam, Joel Barber and Thomas Holloway, Exrs.) Test, Jos. 
Draper, Miriam Barber, Charity Bogue. 

Garrett, Mary, Sept. 13, 1783; Aug. Term 1796. Daughters So-' 
phia and Sarah Garrett, grand-children Mary Garrett, Thomas Gar- 
rett and Mary Stone. (Benjamin Albertson, Charles Clary and 
William Clary Exrs.) Test, Solomon Hendricks, John Hend- 
ricks, Jr. 

Hendricks, Sarah (widow of Jeremiah), Nov. 30, 1761; May 2, 
1762. Sister Ann Cox, grand-son Jeremiah Hendricks, brothers 
Robert and Thomas Cox, Exrs. Test, John Newby. 

Hendricks, Job, May 20, 1783; Apl. Court 1788. Wife Sarah, 
Grand-sons Solomon, Job, and Nathan Hendricks; Ralph Fletcher 
and Joseph Parisho, Exrs. Test, Thos. Robinson, Eliz Robinson, 
Miriam Sanders, also grand-children Joseph, Dempsey, Seth and 
Peninah Hendricks. 

Harrell, Richard, Nov. 27, 1761; Apl Court 1762. Sons Demp- 
sey, James and John, grand-sons Jacob and Jonathan Duke, daugh- 
ter Martha Sheppard, son Richard, daughters Zilpha Scott. Eliza- 
beth Spivey, Sarah Hobbs, Ann Felton, Margaret Hill and Mary 
Eason ; wife Margaret and son John Exrs. Test, John Scott, James 
Scott, Nicholas S tailings. 

Hudson, John, Nov. 7, 1771; Jany. Court 1772. Cousins Uriah 
and John Hudson, brother Uriah Hudson's children, Malachi Chap- 
pel's children ; Jacob Winslow Exr. Test, Joseph Elliott, Moses 

Hollowell, Thomas, 10th day, 4th mo. 1772; July Court 1772. 
Thomas and John Hasket, Silas Haskett (son of William), Rachel 
Wilson (wife of Jacob), cousin Thomas Hollowell (son of John). 
(Wife Sarah, John, Matthew and Thomas Haskett Exrs.) Test, 
Peter Pearce", William Pearson. 

Hollowell, Joel, Apl. 1, 1773; April Court 1774. Brother Ab- ' 
ner, sons Thomas, Ezekiel, Joel and James , daughters Susanna Saw- 
yer, Miriam and Courtney Hollowell, wife Miriam, son Ezekiel and 
Elbenezer Sawyer, Exrs. Test, Moses Rountree, Abner Hollowell, 
John White. 

Hollowell, John, July 26, 1778 ; Sept.. 10, 1784. Sons William 
and Henry, daughters Elizabeth Perry, Sarah Riddick, Mary Rid- 
dick, Christian White, and Ann Evans, wife Christian, sons Wil- 
liam and Henry Exrs. Test, John Twine, Caleb Winslow, Uriah 

Hollowell, Thomas, Jany. 19, 1790 ; May Court 1791. Children 
Riddick/ Frederick, Abraham, Milicent, Joel, William and Willis; 

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wife Miriam and Benjamin Perry, Exrs. Test, Ezekiel Hollowell, 
Absoly Stallings. 

Hollowell, Ezekiel, July 8, 1794; August Court 1794. Child in' 
esse, children Elizabeth and Savory, wife Christian; Benjamin 
Perry, Exr. Test, Jacob White, Joel Hollowell, Jesse Rountree. 

Holloway, Uferasha, Nov. 2, 1796; Nov. Court 1796. .Cousin 
Bathsheba Tarkinton and her children by John Fanning, viz., John, 
Elizabeth and Anna Fanning, brother John Holloway's son John, 
cousin Thomas Holloway's children ; Tulle Layden and Thomas Hol- 
loway Exrs. Test, Isaac Mullen, John Pool. 

Henby, Sylvanus, 1st day, 4th mo. 1767; Oct, Court 1767. Son 
John, Sylvanus Charles, Joseph Outlaw, wife Margaret, (Thomas 
Nicholson, Samuel, Charles and William Albertson, Exrs.) Test, 
John Sanders, Thomas Henby, Eliz Wells. 

Hasket, William, 7th day, 3rd mo. 1772 ; Oct. Court 1772. Wife 
Mary, sons Joseph, Isaac and Abraham; sons John, Silas and 
Thomas, Exrs. Test, Pearce Nixon, Geo. Boswell. 

Hasket, Joshua, 30th, 1st mo. 1775 ; Jany. Court 1776. Sons 
Joseph, Joshua and William, daughters Lydia, Rachel and Miriam ; 
wife Alis and son Joseph Exrs. Test, Thomas Draper, Silas 
Draper, Wm. Bogue. 

Hasket, Mary, 9th, 11th mo. 1784; July Court 1785. Grand- 
daugher Asa Hasket, son John ; sons Silas and Thomas Exrs. Test, 
John Parker, Jesse Hasket, 

Hasket, Alice, 7th day, 12th mo. 1793 ; May Term 1797. Sons 
Joseph, Joshua and William, daughters Lydia Bogue, Rachel and 
Miriam Hasket; Jos. Draper, Sr., and sons Joshua and Joseph, Exrs. 
Test, Ichabod Bogue, Nathan Draper, Lydia Draper. 

Hall, Henry, Aug. 22, 1773; July 6, 1774. Wife Mary, sons 
John and William, daughter Elizabeth Tomlinson and Margaret 
Conklin ; Mourning Hall, son Edward and Margaret Conklin, Exrs. 
Test, Richard Haughton, Henry Hall, Edward Hall. 

Hall, Jacob, July 28, 1785 ; Oct. Court 1785. Wife Elizabeth, 
Elizabeth Holland, Sr., Jacob Holland, Nancy and Sarah Hall and 
Penelope Burke; Jos. Thach and Isaachar Branch, Exrs. Test, 
Thomas Brinkley. 

Hall, Fjdward, Jany. 28, 1788 ; Jan. Court 1790. My ten chil- 
dren, sons William and Miles; wife Rachel, son Henry and Wm. 
White, Exrs. Test, Wm. Haughton, Thos. Myers, Charlton Hall. 

Hall, Mary, Jany. 23, 1792 : Feb. Court 1792. i Son Henry Hall, 
daughter Sarah Hall; mother Sarah Decrow Exx. T€st,'Wm. 
Richards, Sarah Decrow, Jr. 

Hall, Henry, Oct, 8, 1792; Nov. Court 1792. Brother John 







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Hall, nephew Henry Hall, brother Miles Hall; brother John Hall 
Exr. Test, Thos Mc~Nlder, Bailey Forbes. 

Halsey, Thomas, Sept. 9, 1774; Oct, Court 1774. Wife Catha- 
rine, children Martha, William, Margaret, Penelope and Deborah 
Halsey ; Andrew Knox, Exr. Test, Christian Knox, And' Knox. 

Hatfield, George, Feb. 10, 1774; Jany. Court 1775. Brothers 
William, Richard, John, David, Jesse and Benjamin Hatfield, Mar- 
tha and Foster J. Toms ; Foster Toms, Exr. Test, Matthew ISTewby, 
Fra's Kewby, Gesby Toms. 

Harvey, John, Aug. 20, 1774; July Court 1775. Sons Thomas, 
John, James, Miles and Joseph, John Campbell of Bertie Co., Maj. 
James Bonner of Beaufort Co., sister-in-law Hannah Blount of 
Craven Co., Mrs. Mary Williams, a ring each; wife Mary, sons 
Thomas, John and James and brothers Benjamin and Miles Haiwey, 
Exrs. Test, Charles Blount, Wm. Harvey. 

Harvey, Miles, 1770 ; Jany. Court 1777. Son Augustus, not to 
his mother-in-law in the use of the farm, sons Miles and Albridgedqn, | 
daughters Mary, Mildred, Elizabeth, Agatha and Lucy Harvey,, 
child in esse; wife Elizabeth, brother Benjamin and son Miles and 
nephew Thomas Harvey, Exrs. Test, Wm. Skinner. 

Harvey, Miles, Apl. 13, 1781 ; Jany. 20, 1785. Sons James &j 
Miles Edward, brother Thomas Harvey and Joshua Skinner, gdns 
to my children. (Wife Mary,- brother Thomas John Harvey, Joshua I 
and John Skinner, Exrs.) Test, Feleg Lawton, John Blount, Jos.,| 
Harvey — also child in esse. 

Harvey, John, June 20, 1780 ; Oct. Court 1784. Daughters 
Anne and Frances Ann, brother Joseph; brothers Thomas and Miles I 
Harvey and Edmund Blount, Exrs. Test, Thos.* Harvey, A. Har-, 

Harvey, Miles, Feb, 23, 1785; April Court "1785. Son Tulle 
Williams Harvey, children Mary and Juliana Harvey ; wife Grace, 
Tulle Williams, Peleg Lawten and Wm. White Exrs. .Test, Thomas: 
Scimmons, Francis Sutton. 

Harvey, Thomas, Sept. 1, 1785 ; April Court 1788. Sons John, 
Charles Worth, Thomas H and Edmund Blount Harvey, brothers. 
Miles and James Harvey, daughters Sarah, Mary, Margaret and 
Martha Blount Harvey, niece Anna Harvey. (Wife Mary, Ed- 
mund Blount, brother Joseph and son John Harvey Exrs.) Child 
in esse, son-in-law John Skinner. Test, Thomas Harvey, Jr. 

Hines, William, Dec. 18, 1784; Jany. Court 1785. Brothers 
Moses, Christopher, Peter and Joshua Hines, wife's sons Jeremiabjj 
and John Collins, Sarah Ashley, wife Ann and her daughter Sarah 
Collins ; wife and Andrew Donaldson, Exrs. Test, Andrew Donald-j 
son, Ann Hines, Eobt. Roe 


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Hosea, Joseph, July 20, 1785 ; Oct, Court 1785. Sons Samuel 
and Joseph, wife Mary (child not named in will) ; John Saunders 
and Isaac Leyden, Exrs. Test, Wm. Hosea, Mary Stanton. 

Humphries, William, Jan. 12, 1798; May Term 1798. Sons 
William, John -and Thomas, daughters Parthenia, Susanna and Ly- 
dia; Asher Clayton, Exr. Test, Robert Pendleton. 

Jones, Evan, May 31, 1764; Sept 25, 1764. Sons Samuel and 
Nathaniel, daughters Margaret and Anna Jones; son Samuel and 
Thomas Newby, Exrs. Test, Wm White, Erancis Nixon. 

Jones, Malachi, Jany. 27, 1776; Jany. Court 1777. Nephews 
Joseph Jones, Nathan Elliott, William Jones (son of Zephaniah), 
and Joshua Jones (son of Thomas), niece Mary Jones (daughter of 
Thomas). (Wife Mary, brother Thomas Jones and Caleb White, 
Eixrs.) Test, John Boyce, Jos Smith, Sarah Smith. 

Jones, Thomas, Jan. 31, 1788 ; April Court 1788. Daughter 
Mary Newby, sons Thomas, William and Zachariah, daughter Sa- 
rah Jones.. (Wife Margaret, Wm. White and Wm. Skinner Exrs.) 
Test, Josiah Murdaugh, Lydia. Murdaugh. 

Jones, Francis, Jany. 13, 1791 ; May Court 1791. Grand-son 
Theophilus White, Charles White, and his wife Mary, daughter 
Jemima Jones. (Wife Rachel, Jeremiah Jones and Benjamin 
White, Exrs.) Test, John White, Jesse White. 

Jones, Joseph, June 2, 1780; July 16, 1793. Child in esse, Ac- 
quilla ; wife, Joseph Godfrey, James Mullen and John Mullen, 
Exrs. Test, Laz. S. Tinton, James Bidgood. 

Jones, William, Mch. 2, 1794; Aug. Court 1794. Wife Ann, 
daughters Sarah, Mary and Margaret, sons Josiah and Tliomas; 
Wm. Skinner and Wm. White Exrs. Test. W. Newbold. 

Jones, Rachel, July 15, 1797 ; Nov. Term 1797. Grand-children, 
children of son Silas White, grand-children, children of daughter 
Abigail Winslow, the children of son John White, daughter Lydia 
Griffin, grand-daughter Elizabeth White (daughter of son Jordan 
White), grand-son John White (son of John), daughter-in-law Chris- 
tian White (widow of son Benj ) and her children Sarah and Daniel 
White ; Christian White, Exx. Test, Benj. Perry, Philip Perry. 

Jordan, Matthew, June 5, 1763 ; July Court 1763. Brother Ga- 
briel Newby, sister Anne Jordan, sisters Mary Clay and Elizabeth 
Newby, brothers Francis, Joseph and Benjamin Newby, sister Doro- 
thy Skinner, brother Josiah Newby. (Mother Patience Newby, 
Anne Jordan and John Skinner, Exrs.) Test, Robt. Jordan, John 
Henby, Eliz Craven. 

Jordan, Josiah, 22nd, 3d mo. 1789; July Court 1789. Wife 
Elizabeth, sons Thomas, Josiah and Matthew, my mother in Isle of 
Wight Co., Va., son Exum, daughters Sarah, Dorothy, Mary and 


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Miriam ; Exum Newby and John Clary, Exrs. Test, Joseph Scott, 
Jr., Susanna Clary, Jno. Jackson. 

Jackson, Aaron, Oct. 27, 1768 ; Jan. Court 1772. Sons Moses, 
Samuel, Charles and William, daughters Parthena and Priscilla ; 
brother Moses Jackson and John Raper, Exrs. . Test, Stephen Doug- 
las, Elijah Stanton, Jesse Douglas. 

Jackson, John, June 4, 1772 ; April Court 1774. Sister-in-law 
Donas Wade, cousin Elizabeth Jackson (daughter of William) ; wife 
Eebecca Exx. Test, Jacob Wilson, Zach Wilson. 

Jackson, Moses, Xov. 21, 1793 ; Aug. Court 1793. Son William, 
Exr; wife Sarah, daughters Sallie Jackson and Elizabeth Raper, 
grand-son Joseph Jackson. Test, Samuel Jackson, John Tayler. 

Jackson, William, Apl. 28, 1794 ; May Court 1794. Sons Joseph 
and Moses, wife Mary, daughter Betty Jackson ; Moses Jackson and 
Joseph Raper, Exrs.- Test, Wm. Arnold, Wm. Jackson, Sally Over- 

. Knox, Andrew, Mch. 24, 1775; J^ny. 20, 1776. Wife Christian, 
sons Hugh and Andrew, daughters Christian Knox and Sarah 
Phelps; Samuel Johnston and Rev. Henry Pattello, Gdns. to my 
children; (Saml Johnston, John Baptist, Beasley Evans, brother 
Ambrose Knox and son-in-law Benjamin Phelps, Exrs.) Test, Benj. 
Saunders, John Goodwin, Isaac Moor. 

Kenyon, Roger, Feb. 22, 1776; Jany. Court 1777. Son Roger, 
children Joseph, Benjamin, Duke, Sarah, Thomas and William Ken- 
yon. (Wife, Duke Bogue and Joseph Guyer, Exrs.) Test, Foster 
Toms, Jr., Elizabeth Bogue. 

Kenyon, Duke, 15th day, 8th mo. 1787; Jany< Court 1788. 
Brothers Thomas and William Kenyon, sister Sarah Kenyon, broth- 
ers Joseph and Benjamin Kenyon. (Jos Perigho, Chalkley Albert- 
son, and Joseph Anderson, Exrs.) Test, Benj. Albertson, Thomas 

Kinyon, Joab, July 22, 1797, Aug Term 1797. Wife Marwood, 
sons Josiah and Joab, daughter Elizabeth. (James Sumner, Fran- 
cis Newby, and Alex Stafford, Exrs.) Test, Sary Stone, Mary 

Layden, George, Sept, 10, 1761; July 10, 1765. Daughter 
Patty Layden, son William (wife Mary, James Gibson and John 
Perry, Exr.). Test, Judith Elliott, Mary Whedbee, Parthenia 

Long Thomas, Mch. 31, 1779 ; April Court 1781. Sons Edward 
and Nathan, daughters Lydia Donaldson and Hester Skinner, grand- 
daughter Elizabeth Long, daughter Sarah Scarbrough, grand-sons 
Miles and Peterson Scarbrough, grand-daughters Susanna Scar- 

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brough, and Charlotte Long; cousin William Long and John White 
(son of Joseph) Exrs. Test, W. Skinner, George Fisher. 

Layden, Isaac,' April 29, 1786; July Court 1786. Wife Eliza- 
beth, my children ; John Saunders, Joseph Mullen and Joseph God- 
frey Exrs. Test, Francis Leyden, Thomas Hosea. 

Long, Joshua, June 8, 1788; May Court 1791. Wife Martha, 
sons Thomas and Joshua, daughters Miriam and Sarah Long; 
bi other Thomas Long, Frederick Luten and W. Creecy, Exrs. Test, 
Reuben Long, Josiah Mathews. 

Long, William, July 31, 1793. Son Lemuel, grand-sons William 
and Josiah Long, grand-daughter Mary Long ; wife Mary and son 
Lemuel Exrs. Test, Reuben Long, Josiah Mathews. 

Lanceford, John, July 5, 1797 ; Aug. Term 1797. Wife, Sarah 
Wingate; son William, Exr. Test, John Robins, Wm. Lanceford. 

Lacey, John, Oct. 17, 1785; July Court 1786. Daughter Jane 
Maudlin (wife of 'Joseph), grand-daughter Jane Maudlin, grand- 
son Joshua Tarlton (son of Joshua), grand-son George Tarlton, 
daughter Mary Tarlton, son-in-law Joshua Tarlton, and William 
Lacey, Exrs. Test, Thos. Hosea, Jane Davis, Esther Hobbs. 

Leigh, Gilbert, Nov. 27, 1791. Wife Elizabeth, daughter Mary 
Whedbee, sons Francis, Richard, Thomas, James, and Benjamin; 
sons Francis and Richard Exrs. Test, Benj. Bedgood, Nicholas 
Wressell, Saml Knight. 

Lacey, Nathan, 1st, 2nd mo. 1791 ; Feb. Court 1798. Sons Henry, 
Isaac and Joseph, daughter Sarah Lacey (wife Mary, Jos. Evans and 
Thomas Hollowell, Exrs.) Test, John Evans, Thos. Evans,- Paroh 
Evans. , 

Moore, Gideon, Feby. 23, 1762 ; May 30, 1763. Sisters Miriam 
and Mary Moore, mother Mary Moore, brother Joseph Moore, sis- 
ter Bettie Bartlett (brother Cornelius Moore, Matthew Jordan- and 
Matthew White, Exrs.) Test, Mathew Jordan, George Metcalf. 

Moore, Jesse, late of Perquimans Co., X. C, but now of the Island 
of Antiqua, Aug. 6, 1769 ; Oct Court, 1769. Brothers Joseph and 
Thomas Holloway, mother Leah Holloway, formerly Leah Moore, 
brothers William, Thomas and Samuel Moore; Thomas Hockley 
and Isaac Harvey, of Antiqua, Ejxrs. Test, Geo Clelland, Abijah 
Davis, Thos. Beech. 

Moore, Charles, Aug. 25, 1789; Jany. Term, 1790, Daughters 
Elizabeth Hall, Sarah Skillings and Leah Moore, sons John and Ed- 
win Steed Moore (son Charles, Joshua Skinner and John Skinner, 
Exrs.) Test, Zachariah Newby, Thos Newby (of Nathan), Thomas 

Moore, Joshua, 2nd day, 11th mo. 1790; Jany. Court 1791. 


Abstract of Wills. 

Wife Hannah, sons Joseph, Joshua and Robert, daughter Sarali 
Moore, children Martha, Hamlin, and Mary ISTewby; son-in-law 
-Robert Xewby and son Joseph Exrs. Test, B. Albertson, Daniel 

Morgan, Matthew, Nov. 13, 1763; April Court 1761. Wife Sa- 
rah, also my Exx. Test, Josa Davis, John Lacey. 

Morgan, Mary, 1st day, 6th mo. 1787; July Court 1787. Friend 
Isabel Boswell; friend John Parker Exr.' Test, John Hasket, Sa- 
rah Hasket. 

Morrison, Jonathan, June 10, 1764; July Court 1761. My chil- 
dren ; wife Hannah and friend Charles Moore Exrs. Test, Andrew 
Collins, Francis Penrice. 

Murdaugh, Joseph, Oct. 11, 1765 ; Feb. 29, 1768. Wife Milli- 

cent, cousin John Murdaugh, Mary Smith (daughter of Joseph), 

.Elizabeth Newby, sister Miriam Hunnicut, Joseph Scott (son of 

Samuel) and Samuel Murdaugh (son of John)'; Thos Xewby and 

John Trotter Exrs. Test, 'Sam'l Bond, John Taylor, Jesse Moor. 

Murdaugh, Lemuel, Feb. 16, 1782; July Court 1788. Cousins 
Elizabeth and Sarah Miller ; cousin Lemuel Murdaugh, brother Jo- 
siah Murdaugh, Exrs. Test, John White, Charles White. 

Morris, John, Apl. 7, 1773 ; Oct. Court 1774. Brother Cornelius 
Morris, my two sons ; wife Sarah and Cornelius Morris, Exrs. Test, 
Jos. Turner, Francis Penrice, Sarah Branch. 

Morris, Joshua, 18th, 1st mo. 1777; April Court 1777. Wife 
Rebecca, sons John, Benjamin and Jonathan, daughter Clarkey 
Pool, father Aaron Morris ; son Zachariah, daughter Mary, sons Mor- 
decai and Nathan Exrs. Test, Lancelot Bell, Ann Morris, Sarah 

Morris, Jonathan, 15th, 1st mo. 1796; Feb. Court 1796. Sons 
Jehoshaphet' and Jonathan, nephew John Pool; brother Nathan 
Morris and Josiah Bundy Exrs. Test, John Nixon, Mary Bos- 
well. ' y 

Maiidlin, William, Dec. 4, 1770; Oct, Court 1774. Wife Mar- 
tha, sons Miles, Thomas, Jacob and Mica j ah, daughters Elizabeth 
and Martha ; brother John Maudlin, Exr. ' Test, : George Whedbee, 
Nathl. Albertson. 

Maudlin, Gideon, Oct. 10, 1776; Jany. Court 1777. Sons Ze-- ' 
bred, Nathan and 'Samuel, son-in-law Joseph Wells, sons Gideon 
and Elisha, children Mary Wells, Deborah, Margaret, John and 
Miles Maudlin; wife Mary and son Tysbed, Exrs. Test, Benj. Al- ; 
berts'on, Gabriel Cosanbd. 

'McMulleri, James, July 17, 1774 ; April Court 1775. Sons Wil- 
liam and Richard, daughters Hannah MeMullen and Mary Win- 

Abstract of Wills. 179 

gate; wife Bridget and son James Exrs. Test, Joshua Skinner, 
Edward Penrice. 

Mullen, Thomas, Aug. 3, .1785 ; Jany. Court, 1786. Sons Levi I 

and Pat, daughter Sarah, wife Ann; Joseph Mullen and Joseph 
Barclift Exrs. Test, Benj. Bedgood, Joseph Turner. 

Mullen, Joseph, May 29, 1791; Nov. Term, 1791. Sons Isaac 
and Joseph, daughter Mary Whedbee, grand-daughter Betsy Wil- 
liams, grand-son Tully Williams; wife Elizabeth, sons Isaac and 
John, and son-in-law James Whedbee, Exrs. Test, Wilson Weekes, 
Jos. Mullen, Jr., Wm. Lay den. 

Mullen, James, Feb. 29, 1796; Aug. Term, 1796. Elizabeth Cal- 
laway and her son Thomas Callaway, her child in esse; wife and 
John Stanton, Exrs. Test, Simeon Long, Joab Thompson, Leaven 

Munden, William, Aug.' 28, 1793 ; Nov. Term, 1793. Wife Han- 
nah, daughters Rachel Modlin, Ruth Haskett, Dorcas Modlin, Mary 
White, Lydia White and Susanna Perry, daughter Mariam Stott's I 

heirs, son Robert; sons William and Simon Exrs. Test, Jesse 
Perry, Wm. Hollowell — daughter Caroline Overman. 1 .' 

Metcalf, George, Nov. 18, 1794; Feby. Term 1795'. Daughter 
Martha, my mother's children, viz., John, Sarah, Thamar, Elizabeth 
and Ann Sutton ; James Sumner and Seth Whedbee Exrs. Test, 
John Hodges, Samuel Whedbee. 

'McCoy, William, Mch. 18, 1795 ; May Term, 1795. .Sons Joseph 
and Joshua, children Malachi, James, Jonathan, Sarah, Elizabeth 
and Marah ; John Middleton and son Joseph, Exrs. Test, Jos. ■ ||| 

Ming, Miriam Ferebee. * 

Newby, Nathan, 3rd mo. 8th day, 1762 ; Feby. Court 1763. Son 
Francis 'and his grand-mother Mary Moore, daughters Mary, Milli- 
cent and Sarah Newby ; wife Keziah'and brother Thomas, -Exrs. 
Test, Cornelius Moore, Mary Nixon, Francis Nixon. - 

Newby, Jesse, of Pasquotank Co., May 19, 1764 ; Oct. Court 1765. 
Brother Francis Newby, cousins Elizabeth and Jonathan Phelps, . 
brothers Robert and Mark Newby and Ralph Fletcher; Mark Newby 
and Ralph Fletcher Exrs. Test, Cornelius Moore, James Hnni- 

CUt. ..: ' . • |; I i|j 

' Newby,- Joseph, 11th day, 9th mo., 1766;- Oct. Court 1766. •■ Sons 
Gabriel, Joseph and Benjamin, daughters Mary Thornton and Eliza- 
beth Mayo, grand-son Joseph Thurston, grand-daughter : Mary 
Newby,' Elizabeth Newby (wife of Francis) and her son Matthew 
Newbyj son Josiah; wife Patience, brother Samuel Newby and. son 
Gabriel, Exrs. Test, Eliz Nixon, Francis Nixon, Mark Newbv. . , 

Newby, Samuel, Oct. 3,- 1771 ; May 24, 1774. Sons Joseph,' Wil- 
liam, Gabriel, Gideon j Samuel arid Jesse, daughter Mary Bogue 


Abstract of Wills. 

v f 

(wife of Joseph), daughters Jemima, Anne and Miriam; wife 
Elizabeth and Gabriel Xewby, Exrs. Test, Keuben Wilson, Isaac I 

Xewby, William, 10th day, 8th mo., 1782 ; Apl. 2, 1784. Sons 
Denipsey, Joseph, William and John, daughters Anne Mandlin, 
Elizabeth Bogue, Isabella Moore and Sarah Albertson, daughters 
Mary and Miriam Xewby ; son Joseph, Caleb White and Jacob Can- 
non, Exrs. Test, Jos. Xewby, Thos. Hollowell, Francis White. 

Xewby, Mark, Nov. 2Sth, 1782; July Court 1785. Son Jona- 
than, daughters Margaret Arrington, Miriam, Mourning and Eliza- 
beth Xewby; son Zachariah, daughter Miriam and Benjamin Albert- 
son, Jr., Exrs. Test, Keziah Pritlow, John Xixon. 

Xewby, Robert, 15th, 6th mo., 1789; Apl. Court 1790. Sons 
Thomas, Robert and Wyke, grand-son Willis Xewby, daughters 
Karin Parker, Huldah Xewby, Mary Walton, Sarah Cosand and 
Jemima Cannon ; son-in-law Jacob Cannon and sons Robert and 
Wyke, Exrs. Test, Jesse Xewby, Wm. Xewby, Francis Xewby. 

Xewby, Thomas, 14th day, 10th mo., 1792; Feby. Court 1793. 
Daughter Elizabeth Jordan and her sons Thomas, Josiah and Mat- 
threw Jordan, son-in-law Josiah White, son-in-law Elias Albertson, 
daughter Mary Albertson, grand-son Exum White, son Exum 
Xewby, grand-children Miriam Clary, Sarah Watkins, Jordan Wat- 
kins and Dorothy Watkins; daughter Sarah White, son Etxum and 
son-in-law Josiah White Exrs. Test, Job Bond, Dempsey Lane, 
Benj. Lane. 

Xewby, Zachariah, Feby. Term 1794. Sons Mark, Xathan and 
Exum ; brother Jonathan Xewby and L. Munden Exrs. Son Exum 
to go to Joseph Griffin, son Xathan to Thomas Hollowell. Test, J 
Joshua Fletcher. 

Xewby, Thomas, Mch. 23, 1797; May Term 1797. Daughters 
Elizabeth and Huldah Xewby, sons John, William, Jacob and Rob- 
ert; wife Mary and Joseph Xewby, Sr., Exrs. , Test, Xathl. Wil- 
liams, Hezekiah Rogerson, Eliz White, Huldah Xewby. 

Xixon, John, 15th day, 1st mo., 1762; April Court 1763. Sons I 
Zachariah, John and Ezra, brother Phineas Xixon, son Frederick, I 
daughter Elizabeth Boswell (wife of Isaac), daughter Miriam's I 
children, grand-daughters Mary and Sarah Xewby (daughters of son I 
Thomas) daughters Mary, Lydia, Abigail and Dorothy; wife Han- 
nah, son Zach. and brother Phineas, Exrs. Test, Bathsheba Bailey, 
Ann Hall, Wm. Albertson. ' 

Xixon, Elizabeth, 16th day, 2nd mo., 1769; July Court 1769. 
Son Francis, grand-children Joseph Xixon, Zachariah Xicholson, I 
Miriam Xicholson, Caroline Xicholson, Christopher Xicholson and 
Samuel Xicholson, grand-children Margaret, Miriam, Jonathan, I 

Abstract of Wills. 


Mourning and Elizabeth Newby, grand-sons Zackariah Newby and 
Jonathan Phelps, grand-children Elizabeth Winslow, Benjamin 
Phelps, Dorothy Phelps, Mourning Henley and Elizabeth Toms ; 
sons Zachariah and Francis Nixon Exrs. Test, Francis Toms, Ca- 
leb Toms. 

Nixon, Phineas, 10th day, 11th mo., 1771 ; Mch. 11, 1772. Sons 
Pierce, Barnaby and Phineas, grand-sons Nathan and Phineas (sons 
of Thomas Nixon), daughter-in-law Sarah Nixon, wife Mary, daugh- 
ters Rebecca Arnold, Sarah Albertson (wife of Benjamin), Jemima 
Nixon, Hannah Nixon, Kesiah Nixon, Elizabeth Lamb, and Mary 
Elliott's three children, viz., Gabriel, Miriam and Nixon Elliott; 
sons Peirce and Barnaby and son-in-law Benj. Albertson Exrs. 
Test, Christopher Nicholson, Jos. Nicholson, Ezra Nixon. 

Nixon, Thomas, 8th day, 10th mo., 1771; Jany. Court 1772. 
Sons Nathan and Phineas ; wife Sarah, brother Peirce' Nixon and 
Joseph Nicholson, Exrs. Test, John Nixon, Sarah Albertson, Leah 

Nixon, Francis, May 13, 1772 ; Jany. Court 1773. Wife Keziah, 
her former husband Nathan Newby, sons John, James, Samuel and 
Thomas Nixon ; wife and Andrew Knox Exrs. Test, Francis New- 
by, Mary Newby, Hannah Moore. 

Nixon, Zachariah, Oct. 17, 1775; Jany. Court 1776. Child in 
esse, sons Joseph and Zachariah; wife Mary, Thomas Hosea and 
Joseph Perisho, Jr., Exrs. Test, Eichd: Sears, Wm. Woodley. 

Nixon, John, April 5, 1785; July Court 1785. Wife Elizabeth, 
friend Hannah Moore, aunt Kerenhappuck Moore, brothers James, 
Samuel and Thomas ; mother Kesiah Pritlow and brother^ Francis 
Newby, Exrs. Test, Thos Robinson, Millicent Toms, 

Nixon, Hannah, 29th, 1st mo., 1793; May Court 1793. Daugh- 
ters Dorothy Nixon, Sarah Robinson and Abigail Nixon ; John 
Nixon, Sr., and Benj. Albertson, Jr., Exrs. Test, Zach. Nixon. 

Nixon, Thomas, Sept, 1, 1794. Brothers Samuel and James 
Nixon. Test, John Clay, John O'Neal. 

Newbold, William, Sept 28, 1778 ; April Court 1779. Sons Wil- 
liam and Samuel, daughter Grizzell Long, daughter Ruth ; wife Griz- 
zell and Simon Long, Exrs. Test, Wm. Newbold, Jr. 

Nicholson, Sarah (relict of Thomas), 6th day, 9th mo., 1783; 
July Court 1787. Son Nathan Nise, son Phineas Nixon, son 
Thomas Nicholson, son Nathan Nixon ; Josiah Bundy and Wm. 
Robinson Exrs. Test, Mary Lackey, Kesiah Nixon. 

Overman Charles, 18th, 6th mo., 1768 ; Oct. Court 1774. Sons 
Joshua and Charles, daughters Rebecca Albertson and Mary Jones; 
wife and son Charles, Exrs. Test, Jos McAdam, Malachi Morgan. 

Overman, Jacob, 6th, 9th mo., 1783; Jany. Court 1786. Son 


Abstract of Wills. 

Charles, wife Rachel, three children of my son ' Jacob, dec'd, son 
John, daughters Tamar, Mary and Caroline; wife and son John 
Exrs. Test, Levi Munden, Charles Overman. 

Outland, Joseph, Nov. 20, 1789; July Court 1790. Daughters 
Mary, Sarah and Martha ; Foster Toms and Samuel Anderson Exrs. 
Test, J. Whedbee, Joseph Caruthers. 

Peirce, Richard, Sept. 19, 1743; Jany. Court 1762. Sons Wil- 
liam, Jesse, Richard, John and Christopher; wife Elizabeth, Exx. 
Sons Jacob and Moses. Test, Geo. Eason, Jesse Eason, Isaac 

Peirce, James, Feby. 3, 1762 ; April Court 1763. Sons Fen and 
Miles, wife Susannah, daughters Kesiah and Celia, eldest children 
Hartwell, Miles, Florida and Fen ; Foster Yountsberry, Exr. Test, 
James Gibson, John Gibson, Amy Mandlin. 

Pearce, Thomas, 7th day, 9th mo., 1772 ; Oct, Court 1772. Wife 
Miriam, sons Joseph, John, David, Abner, Nathan, William and 
James; son Joseph, Francis Wright and Ralph Fletcher, Exrs. 
Test, Zach Toms, Jos. Ratliff, Aaron Moor. 

Perisho, Joseph, Nov. 6, 1762; April Court 1763. Daughters 
Elizabeth, Miriam and Sarah, sons Benjamin and Joseph; wife De- 
borah, John Clayton, Benjamin Harvey and Samuel Sutton, Exrs. 
Test, Sam'l Sutton, Wm. Bateman, Dempsey Turner. 

Perisho, Joseph, Sept. 12, 1783; Apl. 25, 1784. Son Benjamin, 
nephews Richard Robins and Joseph Bateman; brother-in-law Wm. 
Robbins and John Bateman, Exrs. Test, Thomas Robinson, Cor- 
nelius Morris. 

Perisho, Elizabeth, 12th, 3rd mo., 178.3; Jany. C.ourt 1785. My 
husband Joseph Perisho, cousin Richard Saunders and his two broth- 
ers Joseph and Benjamin Saunders, sister Mary Arnold's son Wil- 
liam Arnold, . Nancy and Hannah Saunders; husband Joseph ; 
Perisho and Joseph Anderson, Exrs. Test, John Anderson, Chalk- I 
ley Albertson, Sam'l Anderson. 

Pritchett, Mary, Sept. 13, 1765; Oct. Court 1765. Brother Ben-'« 
jamin Pritchett, sisters Elizabeth and Miriam Pritchett, mother-in- 1 
law Sarah Pritchett, aunt Sarah Albertson, grand-mother Rachel 
White, uncle Benjamin White, Thomas White's daughter Elizabeth,' 
Nicholas Nicholson's daughter Raphael, Zephaniah Jones, Joshua, 1 
Joseph, Thomas, John, Matthew, Caleb and Benjamin White, Ra- 
chel and Mary Winslow, Sarah Nicholson ; brother-in-law Zephaniah 
Jones and uncle Caleb White, Exrs. Test, John White, Israel 
Perry, Rachel White. , . . 

Ptatt, Jeremiah; June 7, 1772 ; July Court 1772. Sister Mary | 
Pratt, wife Peninah, if child in esse, sister Deborah Haughton; 

Abstract of Wills. 183 

Charles Moore/ brothers Richard and Joseph Pratt, Exrs. Test, 
Thos. Williams, John Cale. 

Perry, Israel, Feb. 3, 1779 ; May 27, 1779. Sons Josiah, Israel, 
John, Cader and Jacob, four youngest daughters, Milicent, Ruth, 
Rachel and Ann Perry, daughter Priscilla Twine, my eight young- 
est children; wife, Philip Perry and Thomas Twine, Exrs. Test, 
Jacob Perry, Benj. Perry, Caleb Wilson. 

Perry, Jacob, Mch. 4, 1775 ; Oct. Court 1777. Sons Jacob, Is- 
rael and Reuben, daughter Priscilla Welch (wife of Dempsey), sons 
Dempsey and John, daughter Hepzibah Stallings (wife of Hardy), 
daughter Ann Winslow (wife of Caleb), grand-son Isaac Wilson 
(son of Isaac) ; wife Ann, Jacob Perry, Israel Perry and Caleb 
Winslow, Exrs. Test, Jacob Lilly, Joseph Elliott. 

Perry, Jacob, St., Jany. 5, 1789 ; July Court 1790. Wife Mary, 
son Miles, daughters Hepsebeth and Sarah, daughters Maria Bunch 
and Mary Perry, grand-daughter Priscilla Perry (daughter of 
Leah) ; son Lawrence and Benjamin Perry, Exrs. Test, Jacob 
Riddick, Jos. Riddick, Benj. Perry. 

Perry, Mary, July 18, 1787; Aug. Term 1797. Mother Mary 
Perry, cousin Mary Bunch, cousins John Perry and Hannah Bunch ; 
cousin Jacob Boyce, brother Lawrence Perry, Exrs. Test, Jesse 
Winslow, Mary Carwell. 

Pearson, Joseph, Nov. 3, 1784; Jany. Court 1785. Heliot El- 
liott; she and Caleb White, Exrs. Test, Mary Elliott, Job Chap- 
pel, Pritlow Elliott. 

Pearson, Eleazer, Oct. 5, 1794 ; May Term 1795. Child in esse, 
wife Basheba, my daughters ; Caleb Elliott and Reuben Perry, Exrs. 
Test, Wm. Chappel, Timothy Jeasop. 

Phelps, Benjamin, Nov. 20, 1784; Jany. Court 1785. Wife Sa- 
rah,, children Dorothy, Margaret, Sarah and Mary Phelps ; wife 
Wm. White and ISTathan Newby, Exrs. Test, Thos. Newby, Eliz 

■ Phelps, Sarah, May 27, 1787; July Court 1787. Children Doro- 
thy, Margaret and Sarah; Hugh Knox and Wm. Newbold, Exrs. 
Test, Mary Newby, Christian Knox. 

Portlock, Thomas, Feb. 18, 1789; April Court 1789. Lemuel 
Portlock of Virginia, children Mary and William Portlock; wife 
Catron, Exx. Test, Wm. Coppage, Wm. Stafford, W. ISTewbold. 

Pretlow, Kesiah, Aug. 22, 1790 ; May Term 1791. Son Thomas 
Nixon. Test, James Nixon, Samuel Nixon. 

Park, Nathan, April 1, 1796; May Term 1796. Brother Humph- 
rey; brother Joseph Park, Exr. Test, Ezekiel Lain, Sarah Park, 

Reignor, Richard, Feb. 20, 1762 ; Jany. 27, 1763. Daughter Sa- 

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Abstract of Wills. 

rah Debnall, son Luke, Susannah Reignor, sons Richard and 
Thomas, daughters Rachel and Mary ; wife Elizabeth and daughter 
Rachel, Exxs. Test, Joseph Murdaugh, John Trotter, John 
Braine. - 

Rodgerson, Daniel, Feb. 13, 1762 ; April Court 1762. Sons 
David, Daniel and Solomon, daughters Edith and Milderson, sons 
Hezekiah and Josiah, daughters Elizabeth and Kesiah ; wife, Exx. 
Test, Samuel Farle, Jacob Powell. Wm. Lille. 

Robinson, Thomas, 10th day, 3rd mo., 1762; June 9, 1763. 
Brother Roland Robinson, friend Huldah Hill, sister Sarah Morgan ; 
cousin Thomas Robinson and Wm. Hill, Exrs. Test, Wm. Ward, 
Durant Reed, Joseph Robinson. 

Robinson, John, Dee. 6, 1762 : Apl. IS, 1764. Sons John and 

Thomas, daughters Jemima and Sarah, daughters Mary White and 

Miriam Robinson, son-in-la'w Jonathan White; daughter Jemima 

and brother Thomas Robinson, Exrs. Test, Jos. Mayo, Ann Met- 

• calf, Mary Mayo. 

Robinson, Wm., 4th, 7th mo., 17S5; July Court 1785. Sons Jo- 
seph, William and Josiah ; brother-in-law Aaron Morris, and Josiah 
White, Exrs. Test, Wm. White. Miriam Morris, Margaret Jones. 

Robinson, Thomas, Aug. 13, 17S5; July Court 1785.' Wife Eliz- 
abeth, son David, nephews Joseph Williams and Josiah Robinson, 
brother William Robinson ; brother Aaron and sister Miriam Morris, 
Exrs. Test, Zach Xixon. 

*Reed, Joseph, April 3, 1765 ; July Court 1765. Daughter Mary 
Reed, sons Joseph, John, Christian, Thomas and Benjamin, Eliza- 
beth Budgate ; wife Elizabeth, Exx. Friend Thomas Nicholson, 
Trustee. Test, Wm. Reed, Daniel Budgate, James Gibson. 

*Reed, Durant, March, 1767 ; July Court 1767. Cousin Richard 
Sanderson, and Tulle Williams, Exrs. Xiece Ann Reed, brother 
William Reed, cousin Joseph Whedbee, cousins Betsey and Lydia 
Sanderson, Tulle Williams, Jr., Duke Williams, cousin Benj. Wil- 
liams. Test, John Jennett, John Abdeel. 

*■ Joseph Reed was the brother of Christian Reed married Mary Durnnt (great 
grand-daughter of Georsre Durant the elder) and son of Governor William Reed and 
wife Christian; he married Elizabeth Durant, sister of Ids brother Christian Reed's 
wife. His son Christian moved to Bertie county, N. C, and there mariied Marga- 
ret Jordan, daughter of Joseph Jordan and wife Ru'li Speight, (daughter of Thomas 
Speight and wife Mary). The Peaces and Kitrells, of Granville county, descended 
from Christian Reed and wife Margaret Jordan. Elizabeth Reed, widow of Joseph 
Reed, married 2nd Thomas Jar-ocks. no issue. Ris daughter, Mxrv Reed, married 
Spencer Ripley. July 17th, 1770 Mrs. Wm. N'ixon, of E City, N. C , descended 
from them All descendants of the family will oblige the Editor of the Register by 
sending a copy of their family record as far back :is they may have it His grand- 
daughter Elizabeth, (daughter of Joseph) married Wilson Corprew. Nov 24, 1790. 

** Durant Reed was the son of Christian Reed and wife Mary Durant, great-grand- 
daughter of George Durant the elder — he never married as appears from his will, 


Abstract of Wills. 185 


Reed, Joseph, Feb. 2, 1773; July Court 1774. Wife Ann, 
daughter Elizabeth, brother John; mother Elizabeth Jacocks and 
brother John Reed, Exrs. Test, Thomas Reed, Thos. Stevenson, 
George Chocke. (Daughter Elizabeth married Wilson Corprew 'Nov. 
24, 1790.) 

Reed, Benjamin, Mch. 18, 1795; May Term 1795. Wife Mary, 
daughter Susanna, all of my children; Thos. Stevenson and James 
'Sumner, Exrs. Test, Col. Thomas Harvey, Benj. Albertson. 

*Reed, William, Oct. 7, 1799; Feby. Term 1800. Wife Alice, 
son John Hatch Reed, Ashbury Sutton's estate, brother Durant 
Reed, Thomas Stevenson who married my daughter Sarah, John 
Mullen and wife Mary (my daughter), son George Durant 
Reed, sons William and Tully Williams Reed, son Wilson Reed, 
daughter Rebecca Reed, grand-son Wm. Stevenson, grand-son Ash- 
bury Sutton, grand-son Wm. Reed Mullen, grand-sons Wm. Reed 
Sutton and William Reed ; Rebecca's sister Elizabeth, sons George 
D. Reed. Tully Williams Reed and John Hatch Reed, Exrs. Test, 
John Grantham, John Hosea. 

Riddick, Mills, Feby. 5, 1777; April Court 1777. Children 
Henry, Mills, Nathaniel, Elizabeth and David ; Josiah Riddick, 
Jesse Eason, Jacob Hunter and David Rice, Exrs. Test, Ann Rid- 
dick, Amelia Wright Riddick, Jesse Eason. 

Riddick, Jacob, June 24, 1797: Xov. Term 1799. Sons Willis 
and William, daughter Absolah White, daughter Christian Hudson ; 
wife Sarah, sons Willis and Gabriel White, Exrs. Test, Obadiah 
Boswell, John Barrow, Sarah Barrow. 

Roberts, Mary, 10th, 2nd mo., 1785; July Court 178,6. Sons 
Joshua, Solomon and Charles Roherts, daughter Rachel, eldest chil- 
dren, Solomon, William and Benjamin Roberts, daughters Mary 
Pierce and Sarah Boswell; sons William and Benjamin, Exrs. Test, 
Levi Murden, Dempsey Henby, Jos. Small. 

was about 22 or 23 years old. William Reed was his only brother and it appears 
that he had no sisters who lived to maturity. We are exceedingly anxious to secure 
all the records we can of the Reed family, persons interested will kindly send a copy 
of their records: we have quite amass of information, but several branches are 
missing; it will take but a short time to copy them and their possession will enable 
us to place the family in proper order, so that their descendants can have a copy. 

* William Reed was the eldest son of Christian Reed and wife Mary Durant, (great 
granddaughter of Geo. Durant. (the elder) Hnd grand-son of Governor Wm. Reed 
and wife Christian; who succeeded Thos Pollock as Governor and served until the 
arrival of Governor Burrington in 1724 He married, 1st, Penelope Williams, daugh- 
ter of Tulle Williums and wife Mrs. Elizabeth Hatch (widow of Anthony Hatch, 
Jr. son of Anthony Hntch and wife Elizabeth Durant) All of his children except 
son Wilson and daughter Rebecca are by the 1st marriage; he married, 2nd, Alice 

. George Durant Reed the son of William Reed and wife Penelope married, 

1st, Wipifred Bryan (daughter of Edward Bryan and wife Martha West),and 2nd, 
Mary Van Pelt, daughter of Daniel Van Pelt, of Hertford county, N. C. 


Abstract of Wills. 

Rogers, Ezekiel, Jany. 24, 1781 ; Jany. Court 1787. Wife Mary 
and my children. Test, Ben. Phelps, John Rogers. 

RatlifT, Joseph, Mch. 6, 1787; July Court 1787. Daughters 
Elizabeth, Mary, Peninah and Catharine, brother Thomas, wife Sa- 
rah; brother Cornelius Ratliff and Benj. Albertson, Exrs. 

Raper, Enoch, Dec. 24, 1782 ; July Court 1789. Children Luke. 
Robinson and Fanny; Henry Raper (son of Esau.), brother John 
Raper and sons Luke and Robinson, Exrs. Test, Jos, McAdam, ; 
Parthenia Jackson, Ruth Elliott, 

Raper, John, Nov. 2, 1789 ; Jany. Term 1791. Wife Margaret, 
son John, daughters Priscilla, Penelope and Grace, daughter Eliza- 
beth Batem an ; son Henry and son-in-law Thomas Bateman, Exrs. 
Test, John Hodge, Frances Leigh. 

Robins, John, Oct. 19, 1792 ; Nov. Term 1792. Grand-children 
John Graham Robbins, Wm. Robbins and Mary Robbins, daughters 
Eliza Trafire, Mary Gordon and Margaret Booth ; son Barkfin Rab- 
bins, wife Rachel and son John, Exrs. Test, Wm. Standin, Job 

Sutton, Joseph, Jany. 11, 1763 ; July 9, 1763. Sons George and 
Joseph, daughters Parthenia and Elizabeth Sutton, grand-son 
Thomas Sutton, daughter Elizabeth ; son Thomas, brother Richard 
Whedbee and son George, Exrs. Test, Richard Ratliff, Wm. Wood, 
Wm. Barber. 

'Sutton, Samuel, Jan. 3, 1764; Augt. 4, 1764. Wife Sarah, son 
Samuel, daughter Mary, sons John and George ; brother Wm. Rob- 
ins, friend Charles Blount, Tulle Williams and Andrew Knox, Exrs. 
Test, John Clayton, John Whedbee, Jos. Sutton. % 

Sutton, Sarah (widow of Joseph), Feby. 6, 1772; April. Court 
1772. Mother Mary Sutton, son-in-law Benjamin Sutton, chil- 
dren Ashberry, Ellsberry, Elizabeth and Lemuel Sutton ; Benjamin 
Sutton and Wm. Skinner, Exrs. Thomas Nicholson, Trustee. Test, 
Henry Williamson, Jos. Clayton. 

Sutton, Joseph, Nov. 6, 1772; Jany. Court 1773. Wife Mary/ 
sons Nathaniel and Thomas, daughter Deborah ; brother Thomas 
Moss, Jos. Perisho, Thomas Whedbee and Francis Penrice, Exrs. 
Test, Thomas Nichols, Samuel Barclift, Jos. Clayton. 

Sutton, Joseph, June 6, 1771 ; Oct. Court 1771. Sons Joseph, 
Benjamin, Ashberry, Ellsberry and Lemuel, daughter Elizabeth; 
sons Benjamin and Joseph, Exrs. Test, Thomas Stevenson, Mary 

Sutton, Mary, Nov. 7, 1772 ; July Court 1774. Grand-sons Ash- 
berry and Ellsberry Sutton, grand-daughter Elizabeth Sutton ; Jo- 
seph Sutton, Exr. Test, George Chocke, Sibil Chocke. 

Sutton, Sarah, Mch. 21, 1777; April Court 1777. Grand-daugh- 

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ter Sarah Sutton; Joseph Ratliff and Aaron Moore, Exrs. Teat, 
Cornelius Moore, Amy Sutton. 

Sutton, Ashherry, Oct, 22, 1790; Feb. Term 1793. Sons Jo- 
seph, William Reed Sutton, and Benjamin, daughters Penelope, 
Elizabeth and Ann, sister Elizabeth Davis; wife Ann, William Reed, 
Thomas Stephenson and Joshua Skinner, Exrs. Test, Jos. Barclift. 
Elizabeth Reed. . 

Sutton, Joseph, Dec. 31, 1793; Eeby. Term 1794. Daughter 
Rachel ISTewby (wife of Francis), daughter Elizabeth Andrews, son 
James, . daughters Parthenia Standin and Sarah Norcom, grand- 
son Henderson Standin, grand-daughter Mary Sutton, Tamar Tow, 
(daughter of Deborah Tow), Benjamin Tow (son of Deborah) ; son 
James and son-in-law Lemuel Standin, Exrs. Test, Geo. Sutton, 
Levi Miinrlen. 

Sutton, Greenbury, Dec. 1, 1794; Feb. Term 1795. Daughter 
Martha, my mother's children, John, Sarah, Thamar, Elizabeth and 
Ann Sutton ; James Sumner and Seth Whedbee, Exrs. Test, John 
Hodges, Lamuel Whedbee. 

Shearwood, Jonathan, Jr., Sept. 17, 1757; July Court 1765. 
. Father Jonathan Shearwood, sister Leah Anderson, cousin Penina 
Anderson ; father, Exr. Test, Saml. Sutton, Thomas Elliott. 

Sherod, Jonathan, Apl. 17, 1769 ; April Court 1769. Cousin Sa- 
rah Barber, grand-daughter Peninah Anderson ; Ann Barber and 
Jacob Willson, Exrs. "My will is that neither lawyer nor jury pre- 
vent the true intent and meaning thereof." Test, Wm. Weston, 
Wm. Gordain. 

Standin, Edward, Nov. 3, 1765 ; July Court 1766. My brothers 
and sister, Samuel, William and Penelope Standin, whom I also ap- 
point my Exrs. Test, Joshua Skinner, Christopher Collins, Mar- 
garet Collins. 

Standin, Samuel, Meh. 16, 1778; July Court 1779. Daughter 
Sarah, wife, son Samuel; Richard Whedbee and Frederick ISTor- 
com, Exrs. Test, Wm. Standin, Eliz Standin. > 

Stallings, Nicholas, May 10, 1758; Mch. 9, 1768. Sons Nicho- 
las and John, wife Christian, daughters Elizabeth, Mary, Rachel 
and Charity Stallings; wife and son Nicholas, Exrs. Test, Robt. 
Riddick, John White, Samuel Perry. . 

Stallings, Elias, Nov. 29, 1778 ; July Court 1785. Sons Elias, 
John, Reuben, Luke, John, Jesse, Cader and Solomon, daughters 
Priscilla Stallings, Elizabeth Webb, Mary Colley, . Sarah Forehand, 
Zilpha Lee. and Penina Stallings ; sons Reuben, . Luke • and Jesse, 
Exrs. Test, Ezekiel Hollowell, Jacob White. 

Stallings, Simon, Jany. 12, 1776; Oct. Court 1788. Daughters 
Ruth Bagley, Ann Riddick, Mary King, Elizabeth Stallings and 
Christian Lilly, sons Simon, Seth and Daniel; wife and Joseph 



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Riddick, Exrs. Test, Robert Riddick, Sr., Robt. Riddick, Jr. ; 
Cbristian Riddick. 

Stallings, Luke, Dec. 24, 1798; Feby. Term 1799. Brother 
Richard Stallings, son Mills, sister Priscilla, daughter Rhoda, broth- 
ers John and Solomon, Mary Boge, Palatiah and Job Stallings, Mary 
Colley's children Priscilla and Sarah, Zilpha's children Jesse, Pe- 
ninah and Solomon Stallings; brother Jesse Stallings. Exr. Test, 
Ard White, Jas. Hollowell, Eliz Hollowell. 

Stallings, Daniel, April 17, 1800; May Term 1S00. Daughter 
Mary, sons Palatiah, Henry, Simon and Joseph, wife Melison, 
daughter Saliliah, brother Simon; Joseph Riddick and Palatiah 
Stallings, Exrs. Test, Will King, Reuben Riddick, Betsey Bayley. 

Sitterson, James,' Feb. 7, 1768; April Court 176S. Son Isaac, 
dec'd father James Sitterson, cousin Wm. Phelps, daugi -s Ann, 
Hannah, Mary, Rachel, Sarah and Ann Sitterson ; wife Mar) Benj. 
Harvey and Joshua Skinner, Exrs. Test, Jacob Willson, Sam'l 
Sitterson, Wm. Davis, Joshua Long. 

Saunders, Richard, Dec. 4, 1769 ; Apl. Court 1770. Son John, 
daughters Elizabeth and Mary, grand-daiighter Lydia Saunders; 
Ihos. Pierce and cousin John Saunders (son of Abraham), Exrs. 
Test, Zach Nixon, Joshua Moore, Jonathan Phelps. 

Saunders, Isaac, Nov. 3, 1770; April Court 1771. Wife Mary; 
Ann and John Skinner, Exrs. Test, Thos. Bullock, Hannah Sitta- 

Saunders, Benjamin, Dec. 14, 1774; Jany. Court 1775. Daugh- 
ter Sarah, sons William, Josiah and Joshua, wife Margaret ; brother 
John Sanders and Caleb White, Exrs. Test, Leah Smith, Lydah 

Sanders, John, Sept. 25, 1775; April Court 1777. Son John, 
daughters Miriam, Mary, Sarah, Elizabeth and Pherebee Sanders; 
wife Elizabeth, brother Benj. Saunders, Joshua Skinner and Wm. 
White, Exrs. Test, W. Skinner, Josiah Murdaugh. 

Saunders, Benjamin, Dec. 12, 1794; Feby. Term 1795. Daugh- 
ters Charlotte White and Anna Hinton, son Abraham, grand-daugh- 1 
ter Achsah -White (daughter of Nancy White), daughter Penelope, 
Saunders, sons Thomas, John and Benjamin, daughter Mary Saun- 
ders; wife Mary and Jesse Barber, Exrs. Test, Wm. Skinner, W. 
Roberts, Wm. Gilbert, 

Sanders, Benjamin, 20th, 12th mo., 1799; Feby. Term 1800. Son 
Jacob and daughters Betty, Rachel, Pheribee and Rebecca; brother; 
John Sanders and brother-in-law Jacob Winslow, Exrs. Test, 
Exum Newby, Restore Lamb. 

Swann, Mary, Nov. 25, 1770; April Court 1771. Grand-daugh- 
ters Mary, Margaret and Deborah Clayton and Margaret and Sarah 

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Harrison, grand-children Samuel Whedbee, Sarah Whedbee and 
John Ellergood; Eichard Sanderson, Charles Blount and Edmund 
Blount, Exrs. Test, Wm. Jennett, Sarah Pointer. 

Saint, Daniel, April Court 1772. Son Daniel. Test, Francis 
Nixon, Thomas Saint, Josiah Elliott, 

Saint, Elizabeth, 12th, 5th mo., 1778 ; Apl. Court 1779. Grand- 
daughters Margaret and Elizabeth Phelps, son Daniel Saint, daugh- 
ters Elizabeth, Gulielma and Rachel Saint ; Ealph Eletcher, Josiah 
White and Jos. Ratliff to divide estate; Matthew and Caleb White, 
Exrs. Test, Ralph Eletcher, Hannah Moor, Jos. Ratliff. 

Sanders, Thomas, 8th day, 3rd mo., 1789 ; April Court 1789. My 
brothers and sisters Richard, Anne, Hannah, John and Benjamin 
Sanders, Joseph Perisho and Aaron Cosand, Exrs. Test, B. Albert- 

Stoakes, John, Jan. 1, 1772 ; July Court 1772. Son Thomas, 
daughter Elizabeth, daughter-in-law Hannah Maudlin ; John and 
Joseph* Whedbee, Exrs. Test, Jeremiah Mandlin. 

Stevenson, Thomas, Feb. 21, 1773; April Court 1774. Son 
Thomas, daughter Parthenia, half-brother Hugh Stevenson, nephew 
John Stevenson, Sarah Elliott (daughter of Elizabeth Overman, for- 
merly Elliott) ; wife Mary, Joshua Skinner and William Reed, 
Exrs. Test, Thomas Reed, Leevon Jackson, Wm. Humphreys. 

Stevenson, Elizabeth, Sept. 15, 1799; Feby. Court 1800." Anne 
Hendrix, Mehitabel Stevenson, Ann Stevenson, sons Thomas, James 
and Benjamin Stevenson; Thomas and James Stevenson, Exrs. Test, 
Miles Turner, Fanny Mullen, Sarah Turner. 

Skinner, Joshua, Jany. 28, 1774 ; Jany. Court 1777. Wife Sa- 
rah six spoons marked P., sons Joshua and John, daughter Mary 
Skinner, Samuel Nichols (son of George), cousin Joshua Skinner, 
brother Wuliam Skinner ; Wm. White, Benjamin Harvey and son 
Joshua, Exrs. John, "Miles and Thomas Harvey, Trustees. Test, 
Miles Harvey, Ben Harvey, Joshua Wyatt, Eleazer Creecy. 

Skinner, Samuel, Feb. 10, 1781; Oct. Court 1781-9. Sons 
Jame;., Jonathan, Evan and Nathan, daughter Miriam, Fred'k and 
Edward Halsey (sons of John), son Richard, wife Sarah; sons 
Richard and James and brother William Skinner,' Exrs. Test, W. 
Skinner, W. G. Skinner. • 

Skinner, James, May 16, 1786; July Court 1786. Wife Ann, 
sons Joseph, Joshua and Benjamin, daughters Priscilla, Mary, Ann 
and Lydia ; Wm. White and cousin John Skinner, Exrs. Test, Fred. 
Halsey, Elizabeth Halsey. 

Skinner, Richard, Jimy. 4, 1792 ; Feby. Court 1792. Daughters 
Mary and Rachel, sons James and Josiah, daughters Sarah and 


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Elizabeth ; wife and John Skinner, Exrs. Test, Fred. Halsey, Wm. 

Skinner, General William, Aug. 15, 1797; Feb. Term 1798. Wife 
Dorothy, William and Caroline Skinner (children of my wife Doro- 
thy), daughter Penelope Creecy, grand-daughter Nancy Cotton, 
grand-daughter Dolly Cotton (now Blount), son-in-law Lemuel 
Creecy, nephew John Skinner, daughter Elizabeth Cotton, daughter 
Lavinia Skinner (now Harvey) ; Joshua Skinner, John Harvey, - 
Lemuel Creecy, William Creecy, Wm. Wneaton, Charles and Wil- 
liam Blount, Exrs. Test, W. Newbold, Stephen Skinner, Charles 

Stanton, Elijah, April 8, 1777 ; May 28, 1779. Henry and Eliza- 
beth Baper (children of John), son Thomas; Wm. Jackson, Samuel 
Jackson, wife Margaret, John Baper and Thomas Stanton, Exrs. 
Test, William Arnold, Wm. Jackson. 

Stanton, Thomas, July 31, 1779; April 2, 1784 (Becorded). 
Nephew Thomas Stanton (son of John), wife Tomasin, niece Mary 
Stanton (daughter of John) ; nephew John Stanton and Thomas 
Stanton, Exrs. Test, Thomas Bobinson, Wm. Boberts. 

Stanton, John, 3rd day, 6th mo., 1799; Aug.' Term 1799. Son 
John, wife Miriam, wife's grand-daughter Martha Colson (young- 
est child of Gilbert Colson) ; son Thomas, Jesse Perry and William 
Hollowell, Exrs. Test, L. Munden, John Boberts, Nancy Turner. 

Stafford, John, Nov. 19, 1783; Apl. 23rd, 1784. Sons Alexan- 
der, William and John, daughter Mary ; wife Ann and Alex. Staf- 
ford, Exrs. Test, W. Newbold, W. M. Barber. 

Stafford, Thomas, Oct, 16, 1789; Feb. Court 1793. Sons Lem- 
uel, William and Joseph, daughter Sarah Long, heirs of my son 
John, wife Mary; son Thomas, Exr. Test, Henry Baper, John 

Sumner, Seth, Dec. 30, 1782 ; April Court 1787. Sons James 
and Thomas, daughter Mary Sumner; son James and Thomas Bob- 
inson, Exrs. Test, Sarah Batliff, Jos; •Bailiff, Nathan Pearce, 
Abram Pearce. • .■ ■"."■" : ■■' 

Skillings,- William, 20th, 3rd mo., 1789;' April Court 1789. 
Daughter Ann; wife Sarah, Exx. Test,. Robert Avery; John Moore. 

Smith, Samuel, 6th, 8th mo., 1782 ; April Court 1789: Sons Job 
and Josiah, daughters Lydia Smith, Sarah Parker, Millicent Smith, 
Leah Elliott, Rachel Elliott and Nancy Smith ; wife Leah and son 
Job, Exrs. Test, Joseph White, Caleb White, Leah Saunders. 

Smith, John, 5th day, 12th mo., 1797; Feb. Court 1798, Son 
Hosea, daughters Sarah and Levey Lamb, son John, daughters Betty 
and Polly Smith; son Maximillian, wife and Exum NewbyyExrs. 
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Sears, Ann, July 9, 1784; July Court 1789. John Wright, 
daughter Sarah Sutton, brother Cornelius Morris's children ; brother 
Cornelius Morris and Zebulon Saunders, Exrs. Test, Cader Morris, 
Zebulon Snowden. 

Scott, Severn, Feb. 12, 1799; May Term 1799. Son. Henry, 
daughter-in-law Mary (wife of son Henry), heirs of Zarth and Sa- 
rah Bunch. Test, Rebeckah Bunch, Sarah Bunch. 

Stone, Moses, 28th, 1st mo, 1791; May Court 1791. Son Moses, 
grand-son Jonathan Stone, wife Lydia ; John Jones-and Joseph Cox, 
Exrs. Test, Phineas Albertson, Jos. Lacey, Cornelius Moore 

Stone, Lydia, May 20, 1791; Nov. Term 1793. Son-in-law Moses 
Stone, Sarah Stone; son Joseph Parker, Exr. Test, Joseph Lacey, 
Win. Lacey. 

Saint, Daniel, 23rd day, 12th mo., 1792 ; Feb. Term 1793. Wife 
Margaret, son Thomas, daughter Mary ; father-in-law Joseph Jones 
and Benj. Albertson, Exrs. Test, Jos. Moore, Mark JNTewby. 
^ownsen, William, Feb. 16, 1766; April Court 1767. Son Wil- 
liam, daughters Rachel, Betty, Ann Wright and Sarah Elliott, wife 
Rachel; Robert Xewby and John White (son of Joseph), Exrs. 
Test, Jacob Wilson, Obadiah Winslow. ■ ■ 

Townsend, William, 1st, 1st mo., 1784 ; Apl. Court 1785. Sons 
Josiah, William and Charles ; wife Elizabeth and father-in-law Wm. 
White, brother Caleb Winslow and Josiah White, Exrs. Test, Ca- 
leb Winslow, Ann Winsow. 

Trotter, John, 30th day, 11th mo., 1765 ; Feby. 29, 1768. Mother 
Millicent Murdaugh, cousin Thomas Trotter of Nansemond Co., 
Va., cousins Ann and Elizabeth Trotter (daughter of Thomas) 
father Amijah Trotter's estate; Gulielma White (wife of Joseph), 
Judah Hollowell, Thomas jSTewby and Francis Nixon, Exrs. Test, 
Thos. Xicolson, John Taylor, Wm. Bond. 

Turner, John,- Aug. 27, 1770 ; Oct. Court 1770. Sons Timothy, 
John and Joshua, daughters Dorcas and Sarah Turner, wife Sarah ; 
Abraham Mullen and Thomas Godfrey, Exrs. Testy Wm. Coleson, 
Abel Elliott, Wm.' Thomas. 

Turner, Abraham, Dec. 11, 177L; Apl. Court 4774. Sons Wil- 
liam, Ezekiel, Benjamin and Miles, daughters Ann, Mary, Miriam 
and Milea Turner; wife Miriam and brother Joseph Turner, Exrs. 
Test, Abraham Mullen, Dempsey Turner. 

Turner, Dempsey, Feby. 5 r 1782; ;Apl. 23, 1784. Eldest son 
George,, youngest son Dempsey ; wife Sarah and brother Joseph Tur- 
ner, Exrs. Test, Miriam Colson, Jos'. 'McAdam, Fanny Turner. 

Turner, Joshua, Dec. 11, 1794 ; Aug. Court 1795. Child in esse, 
wife Mary; Josiah Albertson, Exr. ; Test, John > Hodges, Sarah 
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Turner, Ann, Dec. 23, 1799; Feb. Term 1800. Brother Henry 
Turner, cousin Joseph Turner, son Hawkins Turner, sisters Eliza- 
beth and Martha Hodges ; James Sumner, Exr. Test, John Mullen, 
Martha. Turner. 

Toms, Francis, 11th day, 11 mo., 1770 ; July Court 1771. Sons 
Zachariah and Caleb, daughters Rebecca White and Elizabeth Toms; 
son-in-law Jos. JVIcAdarh, sons Zachariah and Caleb, Exrs. Test, 
Mark iSTewby, Ralph Fletcher. 

Toms, Zachariah, 14th day, 11th mo., 1773; April Court 1774. 
Wife Margaret, sons Francis and William, daughters Rebecca and 
Margaret, daughter Elizabeth Tow ; wife and brothers-in-law Joseph 
and Caleb White, Exrs. Test, Caleb Toms, Martha Winslow. 

Toms, Foster, Jany. 22, 1779 ; April 1, 1779. Sons Joshua, 
John, Gosby and Foster, daughter Martha; wife and sons Joshua 
and John, Exrs. • Test, Zach Toms, John Anderson, Abram Wilson, 
also grand-son Francis Toms Newby. 

Toms, Martha, Feby. 5, 1794; Feby. Court 1794. Sons John 
and Foster, grand-son John Toms (son of Joshua), grand-son Francis 
Newby (son of Francis), grand-son Zachariah Toms (sou of Gosby), 
grand-son Jpshua Toms (son of Gosby) ; sons John and Foster, Exrs. 
Test, Zachariah Nixon. 

Toms, Foster, Mch. 20, 1793; May Court 1794. Sons Joseph 
and Samuel, wife Elizabeth, brothers John and Gosby Toms ; cousins 
Francis Newby and John Toms, Jr. My two brothers and cousin 
John Toms, Jr. 

Thornton, Mary, Jany 25, 1773; Jany. Court 1777. - Daughter 
Elizabeth Park, grand-daughter Rachel Park, son Reuben Wilson, 
grand-son Josiah Wilson, daughter Mary Harrell, grand-daughter 
Penina Harrell, son Joseph Thornton, my 2nd husband Joseph Wil- 
son ; Mark Newby and Jacob Wilson, Exrs. Test, Rachel Wilson, 
Jesse Copeland, Peninah Copeland. 

Thach, Green, May 18, 1780; Apl. 2, 1784. Wife Elizabeth, 
sons Joseph, Spencer and Leaven, daughters Nelah and Esther; 
Joshua Long and Jonathan Skinner, Exrs. Test, Lem'l Long, Sa-. 
rah Cale. ' 

Thach, Thomas, Mch. 9, 1792 ; May Court 1792. My wife and 
children ; children Joshua, Henderson, Stephen and Thomas. Test, 
Spencer Thach, Wm. Jones, Jr. ' 

Taylor, John, Nov. 10, 1791; Nov. Court 1791. Wife, son Wil-j 
Ham, daughters Rachel and Ann ; William and Samuel Jackson, 
Exrs. Test, Wm. Arnold, Abram Raper. 

Twine, John, May 13, 1781; April 24, 1784. Daiighter Eliza- 
beth Perry, sons Jesse, Aaron, John andElisha, wife Pleasant, son 
Thomas Jacob Gordon, Thomas Twine, Jesse Twine and Abraham 

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Twine, Exrs. Test, JosepH Perry, Abraham Eiddick, Jesse Wins- 

White Thomas, Sept, 15, 1761; Jany. Court 1762. Sons Benja- 
min, Joshua, Joseph, Thomas, John, Matthew and Caleb, daughters 
Mary Winslow and Sarah White, grand-daughters Sarah and Mary 
Pritchard (children of daughter Elizabeth) ; sons Thomas and Ben- 
jamin, _ Exrs. Test, Thomas Xewby, Mary Pritchard, Israel Perry. 

White, John, June 20, 1771 ; Jany. Court 1772. Sons Silas, 
John, Jordan, Jesse and James, daughters Abigail Winslow, Lydia 
White and Eachel White, sons Jacob, Benjamin and Charles; wife 
Eachel and son Silas, Exrs. Test, Benj. White, Thos. White, Ja- 
cob Eiddick. 

White, William, May 10, 1772; Aug. IS, 1772. Sons Joseph, 
William and Josiah, daughters Elizabeth Jordan, Margaret Toms 
and Sarah White ; wife Margaret and sons Joseph and William, 
Exrs. Test, Jos. Wilson, E. jS""ewby, Thos. Moor. 

White, John, Aug. 15, 1774; Oct. Court 1771. Sons Francis, 
John, Samuel, Thomas and Joseph, wife Lydia, daughters Dorothy 
and Pleasant; wife and brother Thomas White, Exrs. Tesr, Caleb 
White, Benjamin White. 

White, Samuel, 19th day, 1st mo., 1779; April Court 1779. 
Youngest sons Gabriel and Joshua, sons William, Benjamin and 
Arnold, wife Hepsibee ; Henry White and Levi Munden, Exrs. Test, 
Zadock Boswell, Henry Boswell. . 

White, William, Oct. 16, 1782; April 2, 1781. Brother Arnold; 
my brothers, sisters and mother. Test, Henry White. 

'White, Miles, 7th day, ,1st mo., 1788 ; April Court 1788^ Sisters 
Orpah, Elizabeth and Miriam White, brother Xathan White, broth- 
ers Seth and Jonathan Sumner, sister-in-law Sarah White ; brother 
Seth White and uncle Benjamin White, Exrs. Test, John Saunders,' 
Eachel Winslow, Benj. White. 

White, Matthew, 22nd day, 11th mo., 1787 ; April Court 1788. 
Sons Benjamin, Nathan, Stephen and George, daughters Millicent 
White and Mary White ; wife Mary, son Benjamin, brother Caleb 
White and Francis White, Exrs. Test, Josiah Elliott, Josiah Jor- 

White, Joshua, 16th, 9th mo., 1782 ; April 25, 1784. Sons Jacob, 
Zachariah and Joshua, daughters Mourning, Mary and Elizabeth 
White, daughter Margaret Moore ; wife Mary and son-in-law Samuel 
Moor, Exrs. Test, E. Eiddick, Philip Perry, Hugh Griffin. 

White, Margaret, 21st clay, 5th mo., 1778; Jany. Court 1790. 
Sons William and Josiah, grand-datighter Margaret White, daughter - 
Margaret Jones, grand-daughters Eebecca, Margaret and Elizabeth 



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Toms, daughter Sarah Robinson, grand-children Edward, Millicent, 
Elizabeth and Sarah White, grand-sons Robert and William Jordan, 
igiand-daughter Margaret Jordan, niece Ann Elliott, grand-son Jesse 
White (children of son Joseph) ; sons William and Josiah, .Exrs. 
Test, William Bond, Job Bond, Exum ISTewby. 

White, William, 23rd, 1st mo., 1795; May Term 1795. Son 
Jesse, daughter Elizabeth Xewby, son William, daughter Pleasant 
Xewby, sons Joseph and Thomas ; sons Jesse and William, Exrs. 
Test, Josiah White, Barns Bagley, Ephraim Bagley. 

White, Caleb, 1795 ; May Terra 1795. Sons Francis, Toms, Ca- 
leb, James, Josiah and Elisha, daughters Penina Pritchard and Re- 
becca Albert-son, daughters Mary and Betty White; wife Rebecca, 
sons Francis and Caleb, Exrs. Test, Wm. Skinner, Caleb Wins- 
' White, William, 4th day, 2nd mo., 1796; May Term 1796. Wife 
Mary, sons Townsend and Charlton, all my children ; brother Jesse 
White, Exr. Test, Josiah White, Thos. White, Pleasant ISTewby. 

White, Anna, 7th day, 9th mo., 1796 ; Nov. Court 1796. My half- 
sisters and brothers, viz., Elizabeth, Rachel, Ruth, Jesse, Abigail and 
Benoni White, brother Joshua White, my brothers and sisters, viz., 
Martha Saunders, Benjamin. Josiah and Parthenia White, brother 
Joshua's son Benjamin White, brother-in-law Caleb White's son Jo-, 
siah; Caleb White and brother Josiah White, Exrs. Test, Wm. 
Albertson, Thomas Elliott. 

Winslow, Israel, Augt. 14. 1755 ; June 2, 1762. Sister Elizabeth I 
Winslow, brother Joseph, mother^Egtlier Winslow, sisters Hannah;; 
Winslow and Esther Perry: brothers John, Joseph, and Benjamin 1 
Winslow, Exrs. Test, Joseph Perry, John White, Rachel White. 

Winslow, Joseph, Aug. 20. 1766; Oct. Court 1766. Sons Thomas, 
John and Joseph, daughters Betty, Pleasant and Rachel Winslow; 
wife Mary, John White and his brother Benjamin White, Exrs. 
Test, Jos. Mayo, Wm. White. Josiah Jordan. 

Winslow, Jesse, 31st day, 10th mo., 1770; Jan., Court 1771. Sons! 
William and Jesse, daughters Sarah and Elizabeth ; wife Martha, 9 
Exx. Test, Benj. Lindner, Caleb Toms, Eliz. Small. 

Winslow, Jacob, Feby. 9, 1771 ; July Court 1774. Wife Eliza- 
beth, daughter Mary, sons William, Jacob and Obed, daughter Milli- 
cent ; Jacob and Israel Perrv, Exrs. Test, Jacob Perry, Jr., Jos. 

x Winslow, Obed, 21st, 11th mo., 1774; Jany. Court 1775. Brother^ 
Caleb Winslow, cousin Sylvanus Wilson, cousin Jesse Winslow, sis- 
ter Mary Wilson, brother Jacob Winslow's children, viz., Mary, 
Millicent, William, Jacob and Elizabeth, sister Rachel White, J 
brother Wm. Townsend, sister Betty Cannon, mother Rachel Wil- 

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Hams; sister Mary Winslow, Caleb Winslow and Wm. Townsend, 
Exrs. Test, Jacob .Wilson, Joshua Bagley, Hannah Sitterson. 

Winslow, Mary, Jan. 10, 1777; Apl. Court 1777. Daughter 
Elizabeth Newby, sons Joseph and John Winslow, daughters Pleas- 
ant and Eachel Winslow; son Thomas and brother Benjamin, Exrs. 
Test, Nicholas Nicholson, Mary White. 

Winslow, Elizabeth, Apl. 10, 1780 ; Jany. Court 1785. Daugh- 
ters Mary Saunders and Millicent Lamb, sons William and Jacob, 
daughter Betty. (Caleb White, Josiah White and Exum Newby 
dividers.) Benjamin Saunders and Restore Lamb, Exrs. Test, Ca- 
leb Winslow, Mary Saunders. 

Winslow, Benjamin, Aug. 31, 1791; Nov. Court 1794. Sons 
Joseph, John, Jordan and Benjamin, daughters Sarah and Rachel; 
sons Joseph and John, Exrs. Test, Israel Perry, Lawrence Perry. 

Weekes, Thomas, Nov.. 2, 1762 ; April Court 1763. Youngest 
sons James and Wilson, sons John, Thomas, Benjamin and Samuel 
Weekes, grand-daughter Sarah Roberts, daughter-in-law Lavinia 
Barclift; wife Elizabeth and sons Thomas and Benjamin, Exrs. 
Test, Robert Cox, Joshua Morris, Benj. Roberts. 

Weekes, John, Jany. 4, 1768; April Court 1768. .Wife Sarah, 
sons John, Shadrack and Thomas, brother Samuel Weekes, daugh- 
ter Irenah, daughter Sarah; Joshua Morris and Benjamin Roberts, 
Exrs. Test, Elijah Stanton, Thomas Nicholson. 

• Weekes," James, June 26, 1776 ; July Court 1779. Brother Wil- 
son Weekes, nephew James Weekes, mother Elizabeth Weekes ; 
brother Joseph Barclift and Wilson Weekes, Exrs. Test, J. Lane, 
Tamar Lane. 

Weekes, Elizabeth, Mch. 3, 1778 ; Eeby. Court 1793. Son Joseph 
Barclift, son William Weekes, son Wilson, my four daughters ; sons 
Joseph Barclift and Wilson Weekes, Exrs. Test, Sarah Dunken, 
John Saunders, Mary Saunders. 

Williams, John, 6th day, 6th mo., 1753 ; April Court 1774. Sons 
James and John, daughters Mary Wilson and Anne Donaldson ; wife 
Rachel and son James, Exrs. Test, Wm. Townsend, Abigail Lip- 

Williams, Nathaniel, May 2, 1773 ; Jany. Court 1776. Sons Na- 
thaniel, William and Charles, daughter Mary; wife Mary, John 
Harvey and Thomas Harvey, Exrs. Test, Benj. Harvey, James 

Williams, Joseph, T., June 28, 1775; Jany. Court 1776. Sons 
James, Joseph, William, Nathaniel and John, daughters Elizabeth, 
Mary and Aim Williams. 

Williams, James, 1776; Jany. Court 1777. Children Miriam, 
John, Sarah, Thomas and Mary Williams ; wife Mary and Issachar 



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Branch, Exrs. Test, Sarah Harman, Anne Donaldson, Sarah 
Branch. " 

Williams, Rachel, 18th, 2nd mo., 1777; July Court 1777. 
Daughter Mary Wilson, son Caleb Winslow, daughter Rachel Newby, 
son William Townsend, daughter Betty Cannon, grand-daughters 
Mary and Millicent Winslow (daughters of Jacob), grand-sons Wil- 
liam and Jacob Winslow (sons of Jacob), grand-daughter Betty Wins- 
low (daughter of Jacob), grand-son Sylvanus Wilson (son of Reuben), 
grand-sons Jacob and Joseph Wilson (sons of Reuben), grand-daugh- 
ters Rachel and Betty (daughters of Caleb Winslow), 'grand-daughter 
Margaret White (daughter of Theophilus), grand-son Jesse Winslow, 
grand-son William Xew-by (son of Gabriel), grand-daughter Mary 
Cannon (daughter of Joseph) ; sons Caleb Winslow, William Town- 
send and son-in-law. Joseph Cannon, Exrs. Test, Rachel Wilson, 
Mary Harrell. 

Williams, Richard, Sept. 11, 1780. Am about to go in the 'ser- 
vice of my country. Brother Tully Williams, wife Mary, if child 
in esse; Tully Williams and Joseph Mullen, Exrs. Test, James 
Mullen, Sarah Maudlin. 

Williams, Nathaniel, Aug. 9, 178-1; Jany. Court 1789. Sarah 
Decrow, cousins Nathaniel and William Williams, Isaac Creecy 
(son of William) ; Sarah Decrow, Exx. Test, Wm. Barber, Thomas 

Williams, Samuel, Jany. 11, 1790; April Court 1790. Daugh- 
ter Sarah Rogers, son William, sons Samuel and Richard, daughters 
Mary, Peninah and Ann ; wife Mary and John Goodwin, Exrs. 
Test, Jacob Goodwin, Xathan Goodwin. -, 

Williams, Spencer, 16th, 1st mo., 1793; Eeb. Term 1793. Friend 
Sarah Boswell, son James, children Isaiah, Peter and Judith ; Josiah 
Bundy, Exr. Test, Alex. Brown, Nathan Bundy. 

Williams, Lockhart, Dec. 23rd, 1796; Feb. Court 1797. Sons 
James Lockhart Williams and Richard Williams, daughter Harriet 
Williams, sister Grace Tow and her daughter Mary Harvey ; wife 
Eliabeth, George D. Reed and Richardson Sanderson, Exrs. Test,, 
Joseph Mackey, Jos. Barclift. 

Wirigate, William, May 19, 1774 ; July Court 1774. Sons Ed- 
ward, William, John and Ephraim, daughter Mary, daughters Eliza- 
beth Creecy, Sarah Stafford and Hannah Wingate ; sons Edward and 
John, Exrs. Test, Jacob Wilson, Rich'd Goodwin. 

Whedbee, John, April 24, 1783; Apl. 23, 1784. Sons Richard 
and John, grand-son William Whedbee (son of John), my father 
Richard Whedbee, dee'd, sons Joseph and James, grand-son John 



Abstract of Wills. 


(daughter of Sarah) ; sons Thomas and George, Exrs. Test, Jos. 
Perisho, Jr., John Turner, Joseph Turner. 

Whedbee, George, recorded April 25, 1784. Sons William and 
James, my father John Whedbee, son Lemuel ; wife, brother Thomas 
and sons William and James, Exrs. Test, Pr. Hicks, J. Whedbee. 

Whedbee, Richard, Men. 10, 1784; April Court 1785. Sons 
John, Thomas and Samuel, wife Mary ; William White, Fredk. Nor- 
co'm and son Thomas, Exrs. Test, Fred. Norcom, Samuel Penrice. 

Whedbee, Richard, 1788 ; April Term 1788. Wife Mary, grand- 
son Benjamin Whedbee (son of Joseph), daughter Sarah Swan, 
grand-daughter Mary Swan ; son Joseph, Exr. Test, Patty Turner, 
Frances Jackson, John Hodges. 

Whedbee, Mary, May 25, 1792; May Term 1795. Son Thomas 
Stevenson, daughter Farthenia Wyat and her heirs; son Thomas 
Stevenson and Joshua Skinner, Exrs. Test, Steven Skinner, Frede- 
rick Norcom. 

Whedbee, Seth, June 2, 1798; Aug. Court 1798. Sons Joshua 
and Thomas; father Thomas Whedbee, Exr. Test, Miles Turner, 
George Sutton. 

Wright, Elizabeth, June 9, 1783; Jany. Court 1785. Daugh- 
ter Elizabeth Wardsworth, grand-son Samuel Wright, daughter-in- 
law Mourning Wright, son-in-law Enoch Raper, grand-daughter 
Fanny Raper; son Thomas Wright, Exr. Test, J. Lane, John 

Wright, Thomas, July 8, 1789; Jany. Term 1790. Sons John 
and William, daughters Sarah and Ann Briggs, sons Joseph and 
J ames ; sons John and William, Exrs. Test, Jos. McAdam, Caleb 

Wright, John, Sept. 16, 1797; Nov. Term 1797. My children; 
wife Thamar and Charles Overman, Exrs. Test, Joseph Mackey, 
Wm. Wright, Nathaniel Gordon. 

Wilson, John, Feby. 18, 1785; April Court 1785. Wife Ann, 
daughters Rebecca and Amy; John Williams, William Creecy and 
John Skinner, Exrs. Test, Robert Roe, Jos. Harman, Miles Scar- 

Wilson, Thomas, 25th, 3rd mo, 1785 ; April Court 1785. Sons 
Thomas, Samuel and William; wife Elizabeth, Richard Goodwin 
and Reuben Wilson, Exrs. Test, Jacob Cannon, Jos. Gilbert, Ga- 
briel Newby. 

Wilson, Joseph, July 31, 1789; Jany. Court 1790. Children 
John, Miriam, Joseph, Elizabeth, Nathan and Samuel ; wife Lydia 
and William Bond, Exrs* Test, Samuel Moore, Thos. Overman. 

Wilson, Jacob, 18th day, 5th mo., 1793 ; Nov. Term 1793. Son 
Jonathan, brothers Zachariah and Moses, daughters Misala, Miriam 



Abstract of Wills. 

Elliott and Juliana Elliott, Rachel Nixon, sister Sarah Copeland 
(daughter of Jesse), Jesse Copeland (son of Jesse), daughter Ab- 
sala Seymour; kinsman Thomas Hollowell (son of Joseph), Exr. 
Test, Arnold S. Burke, Isaac Barber, Gabriel Newby. 

Wilson, Eeuben, 11th, 10th mo., 1794; Nov. Term 1794. Sons Ja- 
cob and Robert, Joseph Thornton, daughters Huldah and Mary, son 
Sylvanus; wife Rebecca, Caleb Wilson and son Sylvanus, Exrs. 
Test, Humphrey Parks, Sarah Parks, Gabriel Newby. 

Wilson, Rebecca, Dec. 17, 1794 ; Feb. Term 1795. Samuel New- 
bold, Dorcas, Wallis and Richard Gaskins; Samuel Newbold, Exr. 
Test, Ann Elliott, Samuel Sitterson, Thos. Sitterson. 

Wilson, Abram, 25th, 2nd mo., 1795; May Term 1795. Grand- 
sons Miles and Abraham Elliott, grand-daughter Penniah Elliott, 
brother Zachariah Wilson, grand-children Mary and Nathan Bundy ; 
grand-son Doctor Elliott, wife Lydia and John Smith, Exrs. Test, 
John Smith. 

Wells, Dorothy, Jany., 1778; Jany. Court 1788. Ann Elliott 
(daughter of Judith) ; Ann Elliott (daughter of Thomas and Ju- 
dith) and John Goodwin, Exrs. Test, Mordecai Elliott, Dempsey 

Wyatt, Jacob, April 7, 1787; July Court 1788. Sons James, 
William and Joshua, daughter Mary Albertson (wife of Benjamin) ; 
wife Elizabeth and son William, Exrs. Test, Joel Barber, Josiah 

Welch, Nathaniel, July 5, 1785 ; Jany. Court 1789. Wife Sarah, 
son Richard, daughters Sarah Welch, Elizabeth Winslow and Mary 
Jackson ; son Richard and son-in-law William Jacksqn, Exrs. Test, 
Jos. McAdam, Luke Raper, Enoch Raper. 

Wheaton, William, merchant of Hertford, N. C, Oct. 24, 1798;- 
Nov. Term 1800. Son Robert, daughter Lydia; brother James 
Wheaton, Exr. Test, Lydia Donaldson, Thomas Penrice. 

(To be Continued.) 

On the next page begins the List of Marriages, Births and Deaths of 
Berkeley, later Perquimans Precinct, in the office of the Register of Deeds, 
at Hertford, N. C. "We regret that the edges of the paper have become so 
worn as to destroy quite a number of the dates, and a few of the names. It 
is the only list so far found in any of the Court Houses. 

Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 


Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley, 


(Original in the Court Hoase at Hertford, N. C. ) 

"December the 5th 1679. 

"George Durant and Ann Moorwood was Married the 4th of Janu- 
ary 1658-9 By Mr. David Lindsey Minister of the gospel and was 
Licensed by Mr. George Cowbough Magistrate in Northumberland 
County in Verginia." 

"Alexr. Lillington & Sarah James was Married by Mr. Taylor 
Minister of the gospell on the 11th of June 1668." 

Alexr. Lillington & Elizabeth Cooke was Married By Mr. John 
Woode Minister of the gospell on the 13th of June 167-." 

Thomas Leper & Ane Kent the widow of Thomas J. , 

deceased, took each other as man & wife the 17th of S. 

John Thurston & Mary Andrares was Married the August 

1669 by Mr. Jeremia Taylor Minister. 

— ellson 

Ralph Eletcher & Elizabeth Suton was Married by Mr. 
Minister of the Gospel the 11th of March 167-. 

William Charles & Abigail Balie was Married by Mr. Jefuery 
Magistrate in Rode Island the 14th of . 

John Lary & Abigail Charles was Married by Esqr., 

Deputie to the Duke of Albemarle 21st of . 

William Larance & Rachell Welsh was Married 

Samuel Pricklove & Rachel Larance the 1st of June 1668. 

John Barrow & Sarah Sutton was Married the 1st of February 

Caleb Calloway & Elizabeth Laraunce was Married by Jeremia 
Taylor Minister of the gospell the 29th of ■ . 

Andrew Wellwood & Mary Norise was Married the 10th of June 

John Stergon & Frances Corwill was Married the 15th of Feb- 
ruary 1676. 

Samuel Hall & Margaret Bibing was Married the 1676. 

William Titterton & Margaret Hall was Married by Mr. Gordon 
Minister of the gospell the 23rd September 1679. 

Cornelius Lerry & Mary Bentley was Married by Mr. Thomas 
Gordon Minister of the gospell the 28th of August 1679. 

Robert Harman & Elizabeth Freeman was the 26th of March 1669. 

Roger Chastone & Elizabeth Cowley was Married the 5th of May 



Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 

Thomas Harloe k Elizabeth Chastone was Married the 26th -of 
January 1672. 

Robert InKoson & Elizabeth Harloe the 22d of November 167--. 

Xathaniel Suton & Deborah Astine was Married by Mr. Babb Min- 
ister of the gospel at Xantimuns In Verginia the 12th of August 

William Vose & Martha Haris was Married by Mr. Taylor Minis- 
ter of the gospel) 3rd of April 1669. 

Albert Albertson k Mary Gosbey was Married 20th of December 

William Foster &: Diana Harris was Married by Rev. Mr. Taylor 

James Morgan & Jane Knea was Married by a Magst. in Mary 
Land the 12th of October 1673. 

James Hog the son of John Hog of York Sheare in , 

and Ane Kent ye daughter of Thomas Kent and Ann his wife Late of 
this County was Married by Left. — , the 10th June 1679. 

Stephen Hankok the son of Roger Hankok & , of Dorsit 

Sheare in England &: Margaret ye daughter of John Drak and Mary 
his wife weare Married by Mr. Will Xellson Minister of the gospell 
22d of December 1673. 

Joseph Suton the son of George Suton & Sarah late of this — > 

& Delimance Nicholson the daughter of Christopher Xieholson & 
Hanah his wife of'Xew England weare Married the first of January 

Mr. William Therrill of this County & Mrs. Jean Godfrey weare 
Married by Mr. Wood the 2nd of Desember 1676. 

Mr. William Therrill & Mrs. Ann Cooke weare Married the 12th 
of July 1677. 

Xathaniel Bagster the son of Roger Bagster And Elizabeth relick 
of John Sinpher late of this County weare Married by Mr. Gordon 
the 25th of Aprill 1679. 

Richard Bentley & Lidia Mann the 3d of July 1677 by 

John Wood. 

Richard Elker the son of Roger Elker & Jane his wife of the County 
of Sollep in England & Ann Beeliot the daughter of John Beeliott 
and Briget his wife of Xorthampton County in Verginia weare Mar 
ied by Mr. Wood in Accomack County in Verginia the 3d of Aprill 

George Castelton the son of George Castellton & Mary his wife of 
Xew Castle on line in England & Hanah Perisho the Relict of James 
Perisho weare Maried by Mr. Thomas Gordon the 13th 1679-80 of 
New England. 

Christopher Xieholson the son of Edmund Xieholson & Ann At- 

Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 201 

wood the daughter of Thomas Atwood of the County of Meddlesex 
in ould England tooke each other in Manage the 11th of Aprill 1680. 

John Kussell the son of George Russell of the County Kent in 
Ould England & Deborah Mumford weare Maried by Mr. Gordon 
According to the Cannons of the Church of England the 26th of Sep- 
tember 1679. 

John Stepney ye son of John &. Bennett Stepney of London Joy- 

nos of Ould England & Merry the daughter of & Grace 

Bailey of Roade Hand in New England" weare by ye 

Honabl. John Jenkins Esqr., Governr. ye first of ICjSI. 

John Lilly the son of John Lily & Ales his wife Late of 

Sheare in Ould England k Jane Swettman the Daughter of George 
Swettman & Amey his wife Late of Cheeh Sheare England weare 
Marraid by Anthony Slocum Esqr., ye Last of May 16S2. 

Richard Bier & Jane Loedman weare Maried the of Janu- 
ary 1682-3 by the honble Anthony Slocum Esqr. 

Elizabeth Nicholson the Daughter of Christopher Nicholson & 
Elizabeth his wife was Borne the 11th of March 1683-4. 

John Whedbey ye son of Richard Whedbey & Elizabeth his wife 
Late of Verginia & Deborah Suton ye Relict of Nathaniel Suton 
were Married by Mr. John Right Minister ye tenth of Maye 1685. 

William Bundy ye son of — Bundy & Mary Pearre late 

wife of John Pearre and Daughter of Joseph Scott were Married ye 
— ■ — '■ day of December 1683. 

Timothy Cleare ye son of Will. Cleare & Mary Bundy ye daughter 
of William Bundy &. Elizabeth his wife weare Maried ye 7th of June 

John Gosbey ye son of John Gosbey & Mary his wife & Hanah 
Nicholson the daughter of Christopher Nicholson & Hanah his wife 
was Maried the 5th of July 1685. 

Thomas Harvey Esqr. son of John Harvey & Mary his wife Live- 
ing at ye Heath in Snetterfield Parish in Warwick Sheare in Ould 
Ingland & Joanah Jenkins ye rellick of ye Honorbl John Jenkins 
Esqr. weare Maried by ye Honorble Anthony Slookem Esqr. the 
13th of Aprill 1682. 

Erancis Hartley son of William Hartley & Elizabeth his wife & 
Susannah Garraway ye daughter of John Garraway & Frances his 
wife weare Maried by Alexander Lillington the 2cl day of August 

William Bundy & Mary Pearre Rellicke of John Pearre were 
Maried ye 15th of Desember 1683. 

Hopkins, son of Stephen Pearre & Jean his wife & 

-Kintkade ware Maried by Mr. John Rite the 10 of Sep- 

tember 1685. 


Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 

Francis Tomes & Abigail Lury ware Maried the 6th January 

Willson & Ales Long ye Relicke of James Longe ware 

Maried ye first of June 1682. 

Thomas Attaway & Dorothy Bailey weare Maried the beginning 
of January 1682. 

John Durant son of George Durant & Ann his wife was Married 
to Sarah Jooke daughter of Thomas Jooke & Ann his wife the 9th of 
Aprill 1684. 

William Owen & Diana Wattson weare Maried by Thomas Harris 
Esqr. the 15th of September 1683. 

John Godfrey son of Francis Godfrey & Jane his wife & Elizabeth 
Bagster Relick of Nathaniel Bagster weare Maried ye 19th of Feb- 
ruary 1685. 

William Charles son of William Charles & Abigail his wife & 
Elizabeth Kent ye daughter of Thomas Kent & Ann his wife weare 
Maried ye 8th of November 1683. 

William Hughes son of John Hughes & Sarah his wife k, Eliza- 
beth Jordan daughter of Jeter & Ann his wife weare Maried by 
Thomas Harvey Esqr. Jany. 1st 1684. 

John Chaston son of Roger Chaston & Elizabeth his wife & Eliza- 
beth Long daughter of James Long & Eles his wife weare Maried by 
Tho. Harris Esqr. the 21st Agust 1684. 

David Blake son of Thomas Blake & Mary his wife and Mary 
Strandrige daughter of Thomas Strandrige & MargretT his wife was 
Maried ye 30th of Jany. 1684. 

William Lury & Grace Davis Aveare Maried the first of March 

John White & Margaret Titerton weare Maried ye ISth of Janu- 
ary 1685. 

William Godfrey son of Francis Godfrey and Jean his wife. 

Thomas Blount & Mary Scott weare Maried ye 13th of May 1685. 

Henderson Walker & Deborah Green weare Maried the 7th of, 
Aprill 1686. 

Walter Grene & Deborah Chaston ware Maried — 

Benjamin Larker Senr. & Jane Dey ye Belicte of — ware 

Maried by Daniel Akehurst Esqr. ye 11th of February* . 

John Pearre son of William Pearre & Margarett his wife & Cal- 
loway widow ware maried ye 3d of November , bv Alexander 1 

Lillington Magistrate. 

Richard Bier & Jane Woggell ware Maried ye 8th of October 

Joseph Trowell & Hona Brian ware Maried ye Last of October 


Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 


John Wilkison & Jean White Relick of Eoger White, weare Maried 
January ye 9th 1686, by Thomas Harvie Esq. 

John Hopkins & Sarah Chaston weare Maried ye 14th January 

Eobert Stacy & Elizabeth Henin ware Maried by Wm. Wilkison 
Esqr. the 8th of June 1687. 

John Long and Elizabeth Charles ware Maried by Alex. Lilling- 
ton Esqr. ye 11th of Agust 1687. 

William Vose ye son of Morgan Voss & Martha Chaston the' 
daughter of Roger Chaston ware Maried in Aprill 1669. 

Cornelius Joiles & Hannah Vose were Maried ye 24th of March 

William Harburt & Jane Bennett ware Maried ye 2nd of Aprill 

Iserael Snelling & Hannah Larance ware Maried by Edward 
Mayo Esqr. the 30th of July 1687. 

John Harris & Elizabeth Waller- ware Maried by Thomas Harvie 
Esqr. the . 

William Vosse & Jane Wilkison ware Maried by Alex. Lillington 
Esq. ye Last of Aprill 1688. 

John Hanbey & Judith Attaway ware Maried by Alex. Lillington 
ye first of July 1688. 

Mr. John Culpeper & Mrs. Sarah Mavo ware Maried Augt. 23, 

Humphrey Willis & Mary More ware Maried ye 2 2d of 


Samuel Nicholson & Elizabeth Charles ware Maried at a quarterle 
Meeting ye 16th of December 1688. 

John Steward & Ann Elles ware Maried by William Wilkerson 
on ye 17th Septm. 1688. 

Jonathan Jones & Margaret Vose ware Maried by Alex. Lilling- 
ton 1st Feby. 1688. 

Thomas Longe & Rabarky Waite by Alexr. Lillington 7th March 

John Foster & Ann Williams ware Maried at a Meeting held at 
ye house of Hanah Philips in Pequimans the 1st of May 1689. 

Stephen Hankok & Ann Walker ware Maried ye Last May 1689. 

John Johnson & Sarah Gunfallis ware Maried ye 1st of June 

Thomas Marcy & Elizabeth Stanley took each other as man & wife 
before me Alexander Lillington this 5 September 1689. 

Robert Besley & JoKanah Jenkins took each other as man & wife 
before me Alex. Lillington this 9th of Septm. 1689. 

Thomas Hopper & Joanah Kinckett wlare Maried by Alex. Lilling- 
ton the last of October 1689. 


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Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 

Will Larance & Margaret Boge ware Maried by Alex. Lillington 
Jany. 7th 1689. 

Mr. George Blaiton & Mrs. Lidia Barker were Maried by Alex. 
Lillington Jany 21st, 1689. 

John Lilly & Hanah Philips ware Maried by Alex. Lillington the 
Last of March 1690. / 

Biehard Dorman & Ann Nicholson ye Relick of Christopher 
Xiekolson ware Maried by Alex. Lillington June ye 26th 1690. 

Thomas Perre & Mary Kent ware Maried the 30th July 16 — . 

Jenkins Williams & Johana Barrow Avare Maried by Alex. Lil- 
lington 3rd Agust 1690. 

John Jordan & Ruselak Elett Ware Married by Alex. Lillington 
the 10th Agust 1690. 

Elias Rowden & Sarah Dtirant ware Maried by Alex. Lillington 
the 11th Agust 1690. 

Caleb Bundv k Jane Maners ware Maried bv ye quarterly 

July 1690. 

William Sprage & Katherine Osborne ware Maried by Alex. Lil- 
lington ye 21st of Septem. 1690. 

Hannibal Hoskins & Margaret Furre were .Maried by Francis 
Hartly Esqr. ye 7th of Agust. 1690. 

William Ellertt & Elizabeth Relph ye 20th of Desemb. 1690. 

Charles Mackdaniell & Elizabeth House ware Maried ye 26th 
Septm. 1690. 

Richard Warde & Frances Stanley ware Maried ye 24th May 1691. 

Xickolis Simons & Mary Bundy ware Maried June ye Last 1692. 
""5* Jeremiah Brooks & Elizabeth Marcy ware Maried Julv ye 20th 

Francis Coffin & Mary Thurston ware Mariede July 21st 1692. 

Roger Snell & Mary Casell ware Mariade by Tho : Harvey Esq. 
the 15th October 1692\ 

John Larance son of William Larance & Hannah Bundy did take 
each other for man & wife in a quarterly Meeting at Francis Toms 
ys. ye 22d 1692. 

Jonathan Bateman & Hannah Edge ware Maried bv Francis 
Hartly 1692. 

Sanmel Powell & Margarett Micantuse ware Married 3rd Agust 

Will White & Margery Williams ware Mariede Septemb. 1693. 

Sam Anderson and Jane Arnold ware ye 8th Octobr. 


Joseph Xickolson & Hanah Albertson ware Maried at a quarterly 
Meeting June ye 6th 1693. 

Captn. Henderson Walker & Ann Lillington the daughter of Alex. 

Sarah Durant the daughter of George & Ann Durant was borne 
the 17th of January 1670. 

the 28th of August 1673. 

Parthenia Durant ye daughter of George & Ann Durant was borne 



Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 205 

Lillington & Elizabeth his wife ware Maried by Thomas Harvey 
Esqr. the 20th of Feby. 1693. 

John Cooke & Elizabeth Elker ware Mariede by Alex. Lillington 
the 20th of Feby. 1693. 

Jonathan Bateman & Elizabeth Arnold ware Maried bv John 
Whedbee Feby. 1693. 

Jones & Elizabeth Waite ware Mariade by- Alex. Lil- 
lington ye Last of Feby. 1693. 

William Stephens son of Andrew Stephens & wife -Grace of Ould 
England and Johanah Williams were married bv Thomas Harvie 
Esqr. Feby. 2, 1681. 

., . BIRTHS. 

George Durant son of George & Ann Durant was borne the 21th 
December 1659. 

Elizabeth Durant the daughter of George & Ann Durant was borne 
the 11th of February 1660-1. 

John Durant the son of George & Ann Durant was born the 26th 
of Desember 1662. ' 

Mary Durant the daughter of George & Ann Durant was borne 
the 11th of February 1665. 

Thomas Durant the son of George & Ann Durant was borne the 
28th of Aug. 1668. 


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Martha Durant the daughter of George & Ann Durant was borne 

the 1st of August 1675. » ■ - 

James Lillington the son of Alex. Lillington & Sarah his wife was 
borne the 5th of June 1671. 

Alexr. Lillington the son of Alexr. Lillington & Sarah his wife 
was borne the 3d of August 1674. 

Ann Lillington the daughter of Alexr. Lillington and Elizabeth 
his wife was borne the 1st of June 1679. 

Elizabeth Kent, the daughter of Thomas Kent & Ann his wife ' 
was borne the 1st of June 1667. 

Mary Kent, the daughter of Thomas Kent & Ann his wife was 
borne the 10th of May 1673. 

Rachell Thurston, the daughter of John Thurston & Mary his wife - 
was borne the 29th of May 1672. 

Abigail Thurston the daughter of John Thurston & Mary his wife 

; ■ 

was borne the 28th of Agust 1674. 

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Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 

John Thurston the son of John Thurston & Mary his wife was 
borne the 18th of October 1677. 

Elizabeth Fletcher the daughter of Ralph Fletcher & Elizabeth his 
wife was borne the 22nd of Feby. 1675. 

Ealph Fletcher the son of Ralph Fletcher & Elizabeth his wife 
was borne the 24th of Desember 1676. 

■ George Fletcher the son of Ralph Fletcher & Elizabeth his wife 
was borne the 4th of April 1679. 

William Charles the son of William Charles & Abigail his wife 
was borne ye 13th of July 1661. 

Daniell Charles the son of Will. Charles & Abigail his wife was 
borne ye 24 of September 1666. 

John Charles the son of Will. Charles & Abigail his wife was borne 
the 22d of November 1668. 

Jane Charles, the daughter of Will Charles & Abigail his wife was 
born the 20th of January 1670. 

Elizabeth Charles the daughter of Will. Charles & Abigail his 
wife was borne the 8th January 167- 

Samuel Charles the son of Will. Charles & Abigail his wife was 
borne the 22d of March 1674. V 

Isake Charles the son of Will. Charles & Abigail his wife was borne 
the 12th of March 1676. 

Elizabeth Larance the daughter of Will Larance & Rachell his 
wife, was borne ye 24th of Desember 1655. 

Will Larance the son of Will Larance & Bachell his wife was borne 
ye 20th of July 1661. 

Rachell Larance the daughter of Will Larance & Rachell his wife 
was borne the 16th of April 1665. 

John Larance the son of Will Larance & Rachell his wife was 
borne the 14th of March 1667. 

Hannah Larance the daughter of Will Larance & Rachell his wife 
was borne the 1st of Desember 1669. 

Samuel PricHove the son of Samuel Pricklove & Rachell his 
wife was borne ye 24th of Desember 1671. 

Sarah Pricklove the daughter of Samuel Pricklove & Rachell his 
wife was borne the 23rd of October 1674. 

Johanah Barrow the daughter of John Barrow & Sarah his wife 
was borne the 10th of July 1669. 

William Barrow the son of John Barrow & Sarah his wife was 
home the 20th of February 1671-2. 

•John Barrow the son of John Barrowi & Sarah his wife was borne 
the 3d of June 1674. 

Elizabeth Barrow the daughter of John Barrow & Sarah his wife 
was borne the 25th of Desember 1676. 





Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 


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Ann Barrow the daughter of John Barrow & Sarah his wife was 
home the 3d of Agust 1679. 

"William Calloway the son of Caleb Calloway & Elizabeth his wife 
was borne the 13th of February 1671-2. 

Dorothy Callaway the daughter of Caleb Callaway & Elizabeth his 
wife was borne the 16th of Agust 1674. 

Caleb Callaway the son of Caleb Callaway & Elizabeth his wife 
was borne ye 21st of Feby. 1676. 

Joshua Callaway ye son of Caleb Callaway & Elizabeth his wife 
born the 17th of July 1679. 

Thomas & Mary Wellwood, twins, son and daughter of Andrew 
Wellwood & Mary his wife were borne ye 17th Jany. 1669. 

William Wellwood the son of Andrew Wellwood & Mary his wife 
was born the 17th of June 1673. 

Ann Stergon the daughter of John Stergon &. Frances his wife 
was born ye 15th of May 1677. 

Mary. Stergon the daughter of John Stergon & Frances his wife 
was born the 17th of September 1679. 

Mary Hall the daughter of Samuel Hall & Margritt his wife was 
borne ye 28th of Jany. 1669. 

Will Hall the son of Samuill Hall & Margreet his wife was borne 
ye 24th of Desember 1674. 

Daniell Hall the son of Samuill Hall & Margreet his wife was 
borne the 6th of January 1676. 

Amey Hancock the daughter of Stephen & Margreet his wife was 
borne ye 5th of November 1678. 

Ann Harman ye daughter of Robert Harman & Elizabeth h\s wife 
was borne the 21st of Aprill"1679. 

Robert Harman the son of Robert Harman & Elizabeth his wife 
was borne the 5th of November 1677. 

Francis Beseley the son of Robert Beasley & Sarah his wife was 
born ye 11th of July 1678. 

Caleb & Joshua Tomes the sones of Francis Tomes & Persilla his 
wife was born twftns Oct. 30, 1679. 

Hannah Yose the daughter of. William Vose & Martha his wife 
was born the 1670. 

Margreet Vose the daughter of William Vose & Martha his wife 
was born the 1670-1. 

Winnef ret Vose the daughter of Will Vose & Martha his wife was 
born ye 1677. 

George Suton the son of Nathaniell Suton & Deborah his wife was 
born ye 2nd of March 1669. 

Joseph Suton the son of Nathaniell Suton & Deborah his wife was 
born the 6th of August 1673. 






Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 

Eebeeka Suton the daughter of Xathaniell Suton & Deborah his 
v.'ife was born ye Sth of Agust 1676. 

Albert Albertson the son of Albert Albertson & Mary his wife was 
bom ye 15th of July 1669. 

Susanna Albertson the (laughter of Albert Albertson & Mary his 
wife was born the 19th of February 1670. 

Esau Albertson the son of Albert Albertson was born ye 19th of 
Agust 1072. 

Hannah Albertson the daughter of Albert Albertson & Mary his 
wife was borne ye 11th of Desember 1675. 

Peter Albertson the son of Albert Albertson & Mary his wife was 
born ye Last of June 1677. 

John Williams ye son of John Williams & Mary his wife was born 
the 10th of Feby.' 1678. 

Elizabeth Williams the daughter of Eiehard Williams & Maniervey 
his wife was born ye 15th of Feby. 1676-7. 

Mary Williams the daughter of Eiehard Williams & Maniervey 
his wife was born the 1st of March 1678. 

Ellinor Bennett the daughter of Edward Bennett & Jane his wife 
was borne the 10th of June 1677. 

James Morgan, the son of James Morgan & Jane his wife was 
borne the 2nd of Feby. 1675-6. 

John Morgan the son of James Morgan & Jane his wife was borne 
the 26th of March 1678. 

William Morgan the son of James Morgan & Jane his wife was 
bom the 27th of Agust 1679. 

Elizabeth Wayet the daughter of William Waye,t & Eabecka his 
wife Was born the 10th of October 1676. 

John Wayet the son of Will Wavet & Eebacka his wife was born 
the 26th of Aprill 1679. 

John Hankok the son of Stephen Hankok & Margrett his wife was 
born the 2d of May 1675. 

John E. Stephen Paine the son of Robert Paine & Margrett his 
wife was born the 23d of October 1671. 

John Long the son of James Long &\ Ales his wife -was borne the 
7th Septemb. 1673. 

Elizabeth Phelps the daughter of Jonathan Phelps & Hannah his 
wife was borne the 2d of Apl. 1679. 

Deborah Pierce the daughter of John Pierce & Mary his wife was ; 
borne the 5th of March 167S. 

Samuell Bundy ye son of William Bundey & Elizabeth his wife, 
was born ye 4th Feby. 1676-7. 

Beniamin Xickolson the son of Christopher Nickolson & Hannah, 
his wife w'as borne the 26th of Xovmbr. .1678. 

Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 


John Harloe the son of Thomas Harloe & Mary his wife was borne 
the Last day of Agust 1662. 

Thomas Harloe the son of Thomas Harloe & Mary his wife was 
borne the 15th of November 1666. 

John Chaston the son of Roger Chaston & Elizabeth his wife was 
born the 15th of October 1661. 

Sarah Chaston the daughter of Roger Chaston &' Elizabeth his 
wife was born the 20th of Jany. 1663. 

Deborah Chaston the daughter of Roger Chaston & Elizabeth his 
wife was born the 22d of Dec. 1665. 

Elizabeth Davenport the daughter of Richard Davenport & Johana 
his wife was born the 3d of July 1676. 

John Davenport the son of Richard Davenport & Johana his wife 
was born the 3d of November 1677. 

John Godfrey the son of Erancis Godfrey & Jane his wife was 
bcrne the 17th of Agust 1665. 

John Hakings the son of Thomas Hakings &■ Frances his wife was 
born the 13th of February 1671-2. 

Mary Hakings the daughter of Thomas Hakings & Frances his 
wife was born the 13th of Jany. 1674. 

John Edling the son of John Edling & Sarah his wife was born 
the 24th of Sept. 1677. 

May Bentley the daughter of Richard Bentley & Jane his wife 
was borne the 29th of Agust 1662. 

John Bently the son of Richard Bently & Jane his wife was born 
the 22nd of December 1665. 

Richard Bently the son of Richard Bentley & Jane his wife was 
born the 2nd of Feby. 1668. 

William Bently the son of Richard Bently & Jane his wife was 
born the 15 of Agust 1671. 

Elizabeth Elker the daughter of Richard Elker & Ann his wife 
was born the 7th of Nov. 1678. 

Samuell Nickolson the son of Christopher Nickolson & Hanah 
his wife was born the 12th March 1665. 

Hannah Nickolson the daughter of Christopher Nickolson & 
Hanah his wife w'as born Mch. 4, 1667. 

Joseph Nickolson, the son of Christopher Nickolson & Hanah his 
wife wias borne Sept. 28, 1670. 

John Nickolson the son of Christopher Nickolson & Hanah his 
wife was borne Dec. 17, 1671. 

Nathaniell Nickolson the son of Christopher Nickolson & Hanah 
his wife was born Jany. 7, 1675. 


210 Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 

William Voss the son of William Voss & Martha his wife was | 
born Jany 30, 1679-80. 

Mary Bagster the daughter of Nathaniell Bagster & Elizabeth his | 
wife was born Aug. 26, 1678. 

Margaret Elkes the daughter of Richard Elkes & Ann his wife was 
borne the 8th Aprill 1673. 

Richard Elkes the son of Richard Elkes & Ann his wife was born 
the 2d of Aprill 1675. 

Ellener Perisho the daughter of James Perisho & Hannah his wife 
was born Sept. 18, 1673. - 

James Perisho the son of James Perisho & Hannah his wife was 
born Nov. 25, 1676. 

Hannah Oastellton the daughter of George Castellton & Hannah 
his wife was born Mch. 13, 1679. 

Persillah Russell the daughter of John Russell & Deborah his wife 
was borne Aprill 26, 1680. 

Penelope Tomes the daughter of Francis Tomes & Persillah his j§ 
wife was borne Jan'y 27, 1670. 

Francis Tomes the son of Francis Tomes & Persillah his wife was 
borne Sept. 19, 1672. 

Persillah Tomes the daughter of Francis Tomes & Persillah his 
wife was borne Mch. 19, 1674-5. 

Joseph Tomes ye son of Francis Tomes & Prisillah his wife was | 
borne Xov. 16, 1677. 

Elizabeth Harmon the daughter of Robert Harmon & Elizabeth 
his wife was borne Jan. 28, 1679. -, 

Sarah Lury ye daughter of John Lury & Abigail his wife was 
born Sept. 15, 1680. 

John Culy the son of John Culy & Dorothy his wife Was born 
Mch. 7, 1672. 

William Lily ye son of John Lily & Elizabeth his wife was borne 3 
Oct. 1, 1671. " 

Ann Lily ye daughter of John Lily & Elizabeth his wife was born 
Oct, 31, 1673. 

Thomas Lily ye son of John Lily &; Elizabeth his wife was born 
Feb. 5, 1676. ' 

Richard Leary the son of Cornelius Leary & Mary his wife was J| 
borne Dec. 8, 1680. '$ 

Jonathan Bateman ye son of Jonathan Bateman & Margreet his 
wife was borne Feb. 12, 1676. 

John Bateman ye son of Jonathan & Margreet Bateman Avas borne 
Nov. 2, 1678. 

Mary Bateman ye daughter of Jonathan & Margreet Bateman was 
borne Agust 16, 16 — . 

Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 211 

Elizabeth Mckolson daughter of Christopher Nicholson & Ann 
his wife was borne Jany. 13, 1680. 

Jane Williams, daughter of Richard & Margery Williams was 
borne July 6, 168.1. 

Sarah Fletcher the daughter of Ralph Fletcher & wife Elizabeth 
was born Sept. 8, 1681. 

Sarah Eglentine daughter of Henry Eglentine & Elizabeth was 
borne Sept. 7, 1681. 

Ann Hogg daughter of James & Ann Hogg was born Oct. 17, 

Ann Durant, daughter of George Durant & wife Ann, was borne 
Aprill 1st 1681. 

George Woller son of Thomas Woller & wife Elizabeth was borne 
Aug 20, 1681. 

Nathaniel Suton son of Nathaniell Suton & wife Deborah was 
born Aug. 29, 1681. 

Sa^ah Lillington the daughter of Alex. Lillington and wife Eliza- 
beth was born Friday Jany. 20, 1681. 

Mary Callaway daughter of Caleb Callaway & wife Elizabeth was 
borne Feb. 19, 1681-2. 

William Marson the son of William Marson & wife Mary was 
borne Meh. 30, 1681. 

Sarah Harmon daughter of Robert Harmon & wife Elizabeth was 
born May 18, 1682. " . ' 

Roger Snell son of Roger, Snell & wife Reberkah was born Aprill 
4, 1682. 

Stephen Hankok son of Stephen Hankoke &'wife Margreet was 
borne Sept. 8, 1680. 

Grace Scott daughter of Joshua Scott & wife Mary was born Sept. 
21, 1682. 

Sarah Barrow daughter of John Barrow and wife Sarah was born 
Jany. 15, 1682-3. 

Sarah Nicholson daughter of Christopher Nickolson & wife Ann 
borne Aug. 15, 1682. 

Elizabeth Thurston daughter of John Thurston & wife Mary was 
borne May 19, 1683. 

Mary Lillington daughter of Alex. Lillington & wife Elizabeth 
was borne Aprill 22, 1683. 

George Barrow son of John Barrow & Sarah his wife was borne 
Aug. 4, 1685. 

Christopher Suton son of Joseph Suton & wife Deliverance was 
borne Aug. .3, 1685. 

John Callaway son of Caleb Callaway was borne Sept. 13, 1684. 



212 Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 

Sarah Scott daughter of Joshua Scott & "wife Mary was borne 
March 20, 1685. 

Mary Snell daughter of Roger Snell & wife Rabecka was borne 
Dec. 8, 1684. 

William Tetterton son of William Tetterton & wife Margreet was 
born Dec. 27, 1682. 

Jonathan Hogg son of James Hose & wife Ann was born Dec. 25, 

Mary Harmon daughter of Robert Harmon & wife Elizabeth was 
borne Feb. 2 7 1684. 

Thomas Waite son of William Waite & wife Rebecka was born 
Nov. 17, 1684. 

Rabacka Pearre daughter of John Pearre & wife Mary was borne 
Aug. 9, 1680. 

Mary Pearre daughter of John Pearre & wife Mary was borne 
May 7, 1682. 

Sarah Waite daughter of William Waite & Rabacka his wife was 
born Oct. 18, 1681. 

James Gunfalis son of Lawrence Gunfalis & wife Sarah was borne 
Oct. 17, 1684. 

Elizabeth Stepney daughter of John Stepney & wife Mary was 
borne Oct. 20, 1684. 

James Hogg the son of James Hoeg & wife Ann was born Sept. 1, 

Caleb & Joshua Tomes sons of Francis Tomes & wife Persillah 
were born Nov. 25, 1679. 

Abigail Tomes daughter of Francis & wife Abigail was born Dec. 
10, 1684. 

Elizabeth Marcy daughter of Thomas Marcy & wife Sarah was 
borne 26 , 1684. 

George Durant son of John Durant & wife Sarah was born Sept. 
30, 1685. 

William Marson son of William Marson & wife Mary Was borne 
, 1681. 

Sarah Phelps daughter of Jonathan Phelps & wife Hannah was 
borne Jany. 15, 1671. 

Jonathan Phelps son of Jonathan Phelps & wife Hannah was | 
borne Nov. 6, 1681. . 

Samuell Phelps son of Jonathan Phelps & wdfe Hannah was borne 
Agust 6, 1684. 

Jane Charles ye daughter of William Charles & wife Elizabeth 
was borne Oct. 1, 1685. 

Edward Hughes son of William Hughes & wife Elizabeth was 
borne Oct. 15, 1685. 

Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 213 

Christopher Nickolson son of Christopher Nickolson & wife Eliza- 
beth was borne Nov. 2, 1685. 

Ann Evens daughter of Richard Evens & wife Elizabeth was 
borne Nov. 4, 1685. 

James Chaston son of John Chaston & wife Elizabeth was borne 
Nov. 8, 1685. 

Thomas Blake son of David Blake & wife Mary was borne Nov. 

6, 1685. 

Ellin Stanford daughter of Thomas Stanford & wife was 

borne June 24, 1685. 

Sarah Stanford daughter of Thomas Stanford & wife was 

borne Apl. 6, 1684. 

Eolke Whedby son of John Whedby & wife Deborah was borne 
Jany. 6, 1685-6. 

Cornelius son of Cornelius Lery & wife Mary was borne July 20, 

Richard Lery son of Cornelius Lery & wife Mary was borne Jany. 

18, 1685. 

George Waller son of Thomas Waller & wife Elizabeth was borne 
Aug. 20, 1683. 

Elizabeth Waller son of Thomas Waller & wife was borne Nov. 

7. 1685. 

John Hallem son of John Hallem & wife Prudence was borne 
Jan. 20, 1685. 

Joshua Stephens son of William Stephens & wife Joanah was 
borne Sept. 27, 1685. 

Sarah Bundy daughter of William Bundy & wife Mary, was borne 
Jan. 23, 1685'. 

John Paige son of Thomas Paige & wife Alis was borne Eeby. 

19, 1685. 

Mary Cleare & Elizabeth Cleare daughters of Timo. Cleare & 
wife Mary were born Feb. 21, 168-. 

Mary Snell daughter of Roger Snell & wife Rabacka was born 
Dec. 8', 1684. 

Denis Odeare son of Denis Odeare & wife Mary was borne Apl. 
29, 1685. 

John & Deborah Willoughby, children of John Willoughby & wife 
Deborah were borne March 13, 1685-6. 

Richard Davonport son of Richard Davonport & wife Joanah was 
b( rne March 2, 1674. 

Sarah Davonport, daughter of Richard Davonport & wife Joanah 
was borne Oct. 10, 1682. 

Isack Davonport son of Richard Davonport & wife Joanah was 
borne Sept. 17, 1685. 








214 Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 

Cannady daughter of Patrick Cannady & wife , 

"was borne June 25, 1686. 

Mary Steward daughter of William Steward & wife Elizabeth was 
borne Oct. 14, 1686. 

Susannah Trowell daughter of Joseph Trowell & wife Honer was 
borne July 9, 1685. 

Jobn Wilson son of Edward Wilson & Eachell his wife was borne 
Jany. 11, 1686. 

Francis Owen son of William Owen & Diana his wife was borne 
Oct 21, 1686. 

Elizabeth Gray daughter of John Gray & wife Tabitha was borne 
Sept. 1, 1683. 

Robert Gray & Ann Gray children of John Gray & wife Tabitha 
were borne Sept. 2, 1686. 

Karhale Callaway son of Caleb Callaway and wife Elizabeth was 
borne Eeb. 16, 1686. 

Benett Stepney daughter of John Stepeny & wife Mary was borne 
ye 17th of Eeby., 1686. 

Rebacka Harmon daughter of Robert Harmon & wife Elizabeth 
was borne Aprill 11, 1687. 

John Godfrey son of William Godfrey & wife Jane was borne Eeb. 
16, 1686. 

Jonathan Phelps son of Jonathan Phelps & wife Hanah was borne ' 
Aprill 13, 1687. 

Richard Blake son of David Blake & wife Mary was born March 
2, 1686-7. 

William Fletcher son of Ralph Fletcher & wife Elizabeth was 
borne May 10, 1687. 

Mary Whitlock daughter of David Whitlock & wife Sarah was 
borne July 25, 1686. 

Elizabeth Walker daughter of Henderson Walker & wife Deborah 
was borne Feb. 22, 1686. 

Elizabeth Godfrey, daughter of John Godfrey & wife Elizabeth 
was born May 11, 1687. 

John Lillington son of Alex. Lillington & wife Elizabeth was 
borne June 14, 1687. 

George Sutton son of Joseph Sutton & wife Deliverance was borne 
Aug 7th, 1687. 

Mary Cannady daughter of Patrick Cannaday & wife Elizabeth 
was borne Mch. 4, 1686-7. 

Charles Stamford son of Thomas Stamford and wife Elizabeth 
was borne Feb. 20, 1686. 

Thomas Snell son of Roger Snell & wife Rebacka was borne March 
5, 1686. 

Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 215 

Elizabeth. Johnson daughter of James Johnson & wife Rachell was 
borne Aug. 6, 1687. 

Mary Hancok daughter of Stephen Hancok & wife Margreet was 
borne Sept. 5, 1687. 

Jane Norwood daughter of Edward Norwood & wife Naomy was 
borne Jany. 11, 1685. 

A son of the above was borne Aprill 1, 1687, and was buried Apl. 
2, 1687; also a daughter was born Feby. 1st, 1685, and died April 
14, 1685. 

Ann Cleave daughter of Timothy Cleave & wife Mary was borne 
Nov. 10, 1684. 

Sarah Cosby daughter of John Gosbv & wife Hannah was borne 
Nov. 12, 1687. 

Samuel Waite son of William Waite & wife Rebacka 'was borne 
Dec. 2, 1687. 

James Barrow son of John Barrow & wife Sarah was borne Jany. 
24, 1687. 

Thomas Niekolson son of Christopher Nickolson & wife Ann was 
borne Feb. 7, 1687-8. 

Sarah Hogg daughter of James Hogg & wife Ann wa's borne Feb. 
2, 1687. . 

Richard Whedbee son of John Whedbee & wife Deborah was 
borne Feb. 2, 1687. 

Long daughter of Joiles Long & wife Elizabeth was 

borne Aprill 10, 1688. 

Edward Wilson son of Edward Wilson & wife Rachell was borne 
Last of Feb., 1687-8. 

William Hughes son of William Hughes & wife Elizabeth wias 
borne Jany. 26, 1687-8. 

Elizabeth Fisher daughter of James Fisher & wife Ann was borne 
Nov. 14, 1688. 

William Fletcher son of Ralph Fletcher & wife Elizabeth was 
borne Dec. 9, 1688. 

Susanah Devonport daughter of Richard Devonport & wife Eliz 
Joannah was borne Nov. 18, 1688. 

Ann Nickolson daughter of Christopher Nickolson & wife Ann 
was born Feb. 8, 1688-9. 

Ann Durant daughter of John Durant & wife Sarah was borne 
Feby. 16, 1688-9. 

William Stepney son of John Stepney & wife Mary was borne 
Mch. 12, 1688-9. ' 

Joanah Steward daughter of William Steward & wife Elizabeth 
was borne Aug. 25, 1688. 

216 Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 

Samuell Hallam son of John Hallam & wife Prudence was borne 
May 5, 1689. 

Katherine Snell daughter of Roger Snell & wife Bebacka was 
borne May 15, 1689. 

Patrick Cannady son of Patrick Cannady ft wife Elizabeth was 
borne June 26, 1689. 

■ nah Bellman daughter daughter of John Bellman & wife Sa- 
rah was borne Aug. 28, 1689. 

Ann Whitlock daughter of David Whitlock t wife Sarah was I 
borne Feb. 24, 1688. 

John Harvey son of Thomas Harvey & wife Sarah was borne Sept 
19, 1689. 

John Wollerd son of Richard Wollerd & wife Ann was borne 

Elizabeth Lery daughter of Cornelius Lery & wife Mary was born % 
June 22, 1689. 

Thomas Bateman son of Jonathan Bateman & wife Margaret was | 
borne Sept. 13, 1688. 

James Longe son of Thomas Longe & wife Rabacka was borne 
Oct. 24, 1689. 

Sarah Haris daughter of John Haris ft wife Susanah was borne 
Sept. 20, 1689. 

John Fletcher son of Ralph Fletcher & wife Elizabeth was borne ' 
Jan. 21, 16S9. 

Elizabeth Callaway daughter of Caleb Callaway ft wife Eliza- : 
beth was borae Jany. 20, 1689-90. 

Abygall JSTickolson daughter of Samuell ISlickolson ft wife Eliza- 
beth was borne Sept, 24, 1689. 

Deborah Whedby daughter of John Whedby & wife Deborah was- 
borne Jany. 28, 1689. 

William Evens son of Thomas Evins & wife Dorothy was borne 1 ' 
Jany. 9, 1689. 

Joseph Barrow son of John Barrow & wife Sarah was borne Aprill^ 
4, 1690. 

Sarah Lillington daughter of Alex. Lillington & wife Elizabeth; 
was borne Aug. 16, 1690. 

John Gosbey son of John Gosbey & wife Hannah was borne Sept; 
12, 1690. 

Rachell Snelling daughter of Israel Snelling & wife Hanah 
borne Aug. 17, 1690. 

Robert Wilson son of Isack Wilson & wife Ann was born Oct. 10, 

Frances Godfrey daughter of William Godfrey ft wife Jane was I 


born Aug. 12, 1689. 



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Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 


Elizabeth Tomlinson daughter of John Tomlinson & wife Eliza- 

beth was borne Nov. 

-, 1689. 

John Wilson son of Edward Wilson & wife Rachell was borne 
Sept, 14, 1693. 

Martha Jones daughter of Jonathan Jones & wife Margreet w>as 
borne Oct. 31, 1690. 

John Johnson son of Thomas Johnson & wife Rachell was borne 
Dec. 11, 1690. 

Hanah Manwareing daughter of Stephen Manwareing & wife 
Hanah was borne Nov. 30, 1690. 

Joiles daughter of Cornelius Joiles & wife Hanah was 

borne Dec. 26, 1690. 

Hanah Bouge daughter of William Bouge & wife Elenor was 
borne Dec. 26, 1690. 

Elizabeth Attaway daughter of Thomas Attaway & wife Eliza- 
beth was borne Sept. 7, 1690. 

Margreet Slater daughter of Thomas Slater & wife Margreet was 
borne Feby. 15, 1685. 

Thomas Slater son of Thomas Slater & wife Margreet was borne 
Oct. 14, 1688. 

Elizabeth Slater daughter of Thomas Slater & wife Margreet was 
borne Dec. , 1690. 

, Tailor son of John Tailor & wife Juliana was born Mch. 

7, 1690. 

Sarah Lilly daughter of John Lilly & wife Hanah was borne June 
15, 1691. 

Samuell Stepney son of John Stepnev & wife Mary was borne 
Jany. 17, 1690-1. 

Thomas Burrows son of Humphrey Burrows & wife Sarah was 
borne July 16, 1691. 

John Peirce son of Thomas Peirce & wife Mary was borne July 
30, 1691. 

Thomas Spellman son of John Spellman & wife Katharine was 
borne Aug. 12, 1691. 

John Williams son of Jenkins Williams & wife Joanah was borne 
Oct, 12, 1691. 

Agnes Devonport daughter of Richard Devonport & wife Joanah 
was borne Nov. 17, 1691. 

Sarah Ames daughter of George Ames & wife Susanah was borne 
Dec. 7, 169L 

Joshua Haughton son of Thomas Haughton & wife Sarah was 
borne Nov. 16, 1691. ^ ■ 



218 Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 

George Haughton son of Thomas Haughton & wife Sarah was 
borne Mch. 16, 1688. 

Mary Bajley daughter of Patrick Bailey & wife Margreet was 
borne Nov. 25, 1681. 

Margreet Bailey daughter of Patrick Bailey & wife Margreet was 
born Aprill 17, 1685. 

Elizabeth Bailey daughter of Patrick Bailey & wife Margreet was 
born Jany. 3, 1687. 

David Bailey son of Patrick Bailey & wife Margreet was born 
Aprill 15, 1683. 

Sarah Bailey daughter of Patrick Bailey & wife Margreet was 
born Mch. 19,' 1677. 

John Bailey son of Patrick Bailey & wife Margreet was born 
Jan. 3, 1689-90. 

Elizabeth Bailey daughter of Patrick Bailey & wife Margreet was 
born June 1, 1689. 

Margreet Man daughter of William Man & wife Elizabeth was 
borne July 5, 1689. 

Thomas Hallem son of John Hall em & wife Prudence was borne 
Dec. 17, 1690. 

Elizabeth Durant daughter of John Durant & wife Sarah was 
borne Jan. 28, 1691. 

Hannah Bouge daughter of William Bouge & wife Elenor was 
borne Dec. 26, 1691. 

Elizabeth Wilson daughter of Edward Wilson & wife Rachel was 
borne Feby. 24; 1692. 

Hanah Xickolson daughter of Samuell Nickolsqn was borne Aprill 
9, 1692. 

Stephen Hankok Junior died Maye 1692. 

Mrs. Mary Scott Departed this life 22 Maye 1692. 

Alexander Kennady son of Patrick Kenneday & wife Elizabeth 
was borne May 18. 1692. 

Elizabeth Thigpen daughter of James Thigpen & wife Elizabeth 
was borne June 12, 1691. 

Mary Mansell daughter of William Mansell & wife Mary was 
borne Aug. 13, 1692. 

Jane Spellman daughter of John Spellman & wife Kateren was 
borne Sept, 22, 1692. 

Elizabeth Chaston daughter of John Chaston & wife Sarah was 
borne May 11, 1692. 

John Kinsey son of John Kinsey & wife Katrain was borne Dec. 
6, 1696. 

John Harloe son of Thomas Harloe & wife Alis was borne Dec. 
23, 1692. 

Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 219 

Ann Fisher daughter of James Fisher & wife Ann was borne ISov. 

23, 1692. 
Sarah Longe daughter of Thomas Longe & wife Rabacka was borne 

Jany. 28, 1692. 

Thomas Harvey son of Thomas Harvey & wife Sarah was borne 
Dec. 6, 1692. 

Kichard Eookes son of Richard Rookes & wife Mary was born Feb. 
4, 1691-2. 

Patrick Bailey son of Patrick Bailey & wife Margreet was borne 
Sept. 23, 1692. 

William Tomlin son of John Tomlin & wife Mary was borne Apl. 
11, 1692. 

John Godfrey son of William Godfrey & wife Sarah was borne 
Feb. 16, 1685-6. 

Francis Godfrey son of William Godfrey & wife Sarah was borne 
Aug. 5, 1689. 

Mary Godfrey daughter of William Godfrey & wife Sarah was 
borne Aug. 25, 1691. 

Deborah Denman daughter of Richard Denman & wife Ann was 
born Aprill 1, 1693. 

George Lillington son of Alex. Lillington & wife Sarah was borne 
Aug. 10, 1693. 

Jane Stepney daughter of John Stepney & wife Mary was borne 
August, 1693. ' 

Sarah Nickols daughter of Thomas Nickols & wife Elizabeth was 
borne Nov. 10, 1690; died Sept. 29, 1693. 

Sarah Eivens daughter of Richard Eivens & wife Elizabeth was 
borne Aug. 30, 1693. 

Fletcher son of John Fletcher & wife Elizabeth was 

bora Xov. 5, 1693. 

Thomas Peirce son of Thomas Peirce & wife Mary was borne Nov. 

24, 1693. 
William Larance son of John Larance & wife Hanah was borne 

Jan. 3, 1693. 

Jonathan Sherwood son of Daniel Sherwood & wife Jane was 
borne Dec. 17, 1693. 

Sarah Cleare daughter of Timothy Cleare & wife Mary was borne 
Dec. 24, 1693. 


Thomas Maritt departed this life Sept. 16, 1693. 
Elizabeth Chaston daughter of John Chaston & wife Elizabeth 
died Dec. 17, 1693. 

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Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 


The Hon. John Jenkins Esqr. & Governor of this County of Albe- 
marle Departed this life Dec. 17th, 1681. 

Col. Timothy Biggs Esqr. Departed this Life Feb. 14, 1683; Mrs. 
Mary Biggs, wife of Col. Timothy Biggs, died Oct. 29, 1685. 

Christopher Gale was married to Madm. Sarah Harvey ye Relick 
of Hon. Thomas Harvey Esqr. & Dep. Governor ye 17th day of Jan- 
nary 1701, by Mr. William Glover, Esqr. 

Robt. Beasley son of Francis & wife Mary was born Dec. 1, 1707. 

John Thurston Departed this Life Sept. 16, 1692. 

James Lillington Departed this Life Apl. 15, 1692. 

Samuell Pricklove Departed this Life Apl. 20, 1692. 

John Kinsey Departed this Life May 5, 1692. 

William Harberth Departed this Life May 1, 1692. 

Thomas Jacocks Departed this Life May 2, 1692. 

Raburt Snell Departed this Life Mch. 4, 1692. 

Col. Francis Hartly Departed this Life Jany. , 1691-2. 

John Titmarsh died at John Foster's June 27, 1692. 

Mary Kannady Departed this Life June 11, 1692. 

John Dedman Departed this Life at John Harris'es July 15, 1692. 

John Thigpen (son of James & Elizabeth) Departed this life Aug. 
1, 1692. 

Samuel Stepney Departed this Life Sept. 3, 1692. 

Ann Foster (wife of John) departed this Life Oct. 30, 1692. 

Roger Snell (son of Roger) Departed this Life Oct. 8, 1692. 

Snell (son of Roger) Departed this Life June 5, 1692. 

Alis Wilson (wife of James Wilson) Departed this Life Aug. 27, 

Josias Fendall Departed this Life Nov. 4, 1692. 

William Callaway Departed this Life Nov. 29, 1692. 

Hannah Bateman Departed this Life Dec. 4, 1692. 

William Tarkington Departed this Life Dec. 14, 1692. 

Thomas Corbitt Departed this Life Jan. 18, 1692. 

Ann Smeth Departed this Life Feb. 8, 1692-3. 

Robert Smeth Departed this Life Feb. 19, 1692-3. 

Mary Lery Departed this Life Mch. 4, 1692-3. 

Cornelius Lery Departed this Life Mch. 9, 1692-3. 

Richard Eivens Departed this Life May 20, 1693. 

John Harloe Departed this Life July 13, 1693. 

Mary Snell (daughter of Roger) departed this Life June 28, 1693. 

Ann Hogg (daughter of James) departed this Life Aug. 14, 1693. 

John Godfrey departed this Life Aug. 24, 1693. 

William Stephens son of Andrew Stephens and wife Grace of 
Oidd England and Johannah Williams were Married by Thomas I 
Harvie, Esq., Feby. 2, 1684. 

(To be Continued.) 

i 'I 

Greeting to Colonial Dames. 



The event of most importance during the past year was our third 
Annual Pilgrimage to the Old Colonial Church of St. Philip, which 
took place on May 6th, 1902, and was a most interesting and success- 
ful one. Perhaps it may not be uninteresting to our Sister Dames 
to learn something of the manner in which the occasion was cele- 

"With a portion of the gift to this object of a life member, Miss Ida 
N. Moore, of Washington, D. O, which I mentioned in my letter of 
last year, the Society at the suggestion of our President, Mrs. Gaston 
Meares, had caused a tablet to be prepared and placed on the east 
wall of the church north of the chancel window, to the memory of 
Col. Maurice Moore, who in 1725, donated the land for the town of 
Brunswick, reserving for the "Glory of God" the portion on which 
was built this Parish Church of St. Philip. To the untiring exer- 
tions of Mrs, Meares and Mrs. Kidder we are indebted for the beau- 
tiful Mural Tablet unveiled on that day. 

The Hon. H. G. Connor, President of the North Carolina Histori- 
cal Society, delivered the address, and three Clergymen, Rev. Dr. Car- 
michael, and Rev. Dr. Bratton,- representing colonial families of 
Virginia and South Carolina, and Rev. Mr. Horsfield, representing 
St. James' Church, Wilmington, twin sister of St. Philip, conducted 
the religious services. t 

The Dames, with their guests, some two hundred in number, and 
a guard of honor from the Wilmington Light Infantry company, 
boarded the steamer at 9 :45 a. m. for the delightful trip down the 
river on this lovely day. In about an hour the landing was reached, 
and disembarking, all were soon wending their way over the ram- 
parts, across the traverses and through the artillery embrasures of 
Fort Anderson, the massive sand embankments of which pass across 
the site of the sleeping town and surround the ruins of old St. Philip. 
Everyone caught the inspiration of the day and inhaled with delight 
the balmy odors of pine and cypress. 

A procession was formed outside the church under the triple east 
window, which, passing through the guard of honor at the western 
dcor, singing the hymn "Lift the Strains of High Thanksgiving," 
entered what had once been the center aisle, and proceeded to the 
site of the ancient altar, where a temporary platform had been 
erected. After a brief but fervent service of praise and prayer, the 
Tablet was unveiled by little Miss Florence Kidder, a daughter of 

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Greeting to Colonial Dames. 

pur former president, Mrs. George Kidder, and a lineal descendant 
of Colonel Maurice Moore. This Tablet is of white marble beauti- 
fully inscribed, and riveted to the wall with brass rods. The in- 
scription reads: 

"A Memorial 


"Col. Maurice Moore 

"Gentleman and Soldier of the King 

"Who in the Year of Our Lord 1725 

founded in a Wilderness 

The Town of Brunswick 

"Reserving for the Glory of God the 

"Portion of land on which was built 

"This Parish Church of St. Philip. 

"Also to the 

"Heroes and Patriots of the Lower 

Cape Fear 
"Whose brave deeds illustrated its 

Colonial History. 
"Brunswick was for a time the seat 
of the Eoyal Government in the Province 
and the residence of its Governors 
Johnson, Dobbs, Tryon. 
"It was the scene of the first armed 
resistance to the Stamp Act in any 
American Colony. When Citizen 
Soldiers led by 
"Hugh Waddell and John Ashe 
"Defied the Power of Great Britain 
arid prevented the landing of the stamps 
from her ships of war ISTov. 28, 1765. 

"This Tablet is the Gift- of 

Selina M. Harvey and Ida ~N. Moore, 

descendants of Maurice Moore, -and 

was erected under the auspices of the 

North Carolina Society of the Colonial Dames 

of America, 

A. D. 1902. 

"Por these are deeds that should not 

pass away and names that must not 

wither." . . . 

The orator of the day was introduced by our President and de- 
livered an eloquent historical address, which is now in the hands of 

. ■ 

Greeting to Colonial Dames. 


.? publisher and will be added to the number of those which have 
preceded it. 

A visit to the tomb of "The Bride of St. Philips' " and others of 
the early pioneers of civilization in this section, interested visitors, 
while a generous luncheon was spread under the trees. This was 
accompanied by a veritable "feast of reason and flow of soul," as 
many of the elder generation exchanged information and anecdote 
which had been handed down by their ancestors, through the genera- 
tions, to the present day. 

As the sun was setting we gathered on board the steamer for home, 
while the iridescent waves encircled and bore us on. 

For some time, during last Winter, the meetings of our "Historic 
Circles" were necessarily suspended, but, with this Fall, they have 
been resumed with ardor. These "Circles" in several cities in the 
State have entered with zest into the work and have outlined pro- 
grams and dates for monthly readings. 

From our Genealogist, J. R. B. Hathaway, of Edenton, X. C, who 
is also Editor of "The North Carolina Historical and Genealogical 
Register" comes the cheering news of his finding, during his re- 
searches, the original papers (for which historians in .North Caro- 
lina have vainly searched for 150 years) signed by the Lords Pro- 
prietors with seals attached putting into partial effect the "Funda- 
mental Constitutions" compiled by John Locke for North Carolina, 
March 6, 1600, the paper bearing date Feb. 5, 1678. These, Mr. 
Hathaway writes in a letter to our President, were found in a pack- 
age of otherwise worthless papers. The use of a lens was necessary 
tc decipher them. He also found a fine impression of the seal of the 
Colony attached to the commission of Christopher Gale 'and four 
others as members of the General Court, bearing date 1712, which 
L? has had photographed and placed in the hands of an artist for a 
half tone. "It has been publicly stated," he writes, "that the only 
impression of this seal known to be in existence was in the Bodlean 
Library, Oxford, Eng." 

As this information is of interest to all of the Societies of Colonial 
Lames, I have taken the liberty of transmitting it. 

We have mourned the loss of many Sister Dames of both the Na- 
tional and State Societies, but have been spared that loss in our own. 
- We have added thirty-five new members during the year. 

With our New Year's greeting we send cordial thanks for courte- 
sies extended to us. Respectfully submitted, 

Emma Martin Maffitt, 

Historian North Carolina Society of Colonial Dames of America. 

January, 1903. 





The Gary Rebellion. 


(Original in the Court House at Edenton, N. C.) 

The Deposition of Levi Truewhitt aged thirty-four years or there 
abouts, being Sworne upon ye holy Evangelist: Saith yt he heard ye 
honorable Thomas Cary speak & utter at ye house of Capt. John 
Heckelfield & to ye face of Mr. Porter as well as afterwards yt let I 
him be who he would yt had done him injustice he should give him 
Satisfaction & after awhile ye sd Hon. Thomas Cary desired a pas- I 
sage from Capt. Heckelfielcls over Little River whereupon Mr. Heck- 
elfield Sade yt the negroe & Cannoe should assist, him over to Capt. 
Hunts & ye sd Deponant went over alonge with him, & Mr. Jno. Por- 
ter desired him, to walke out alonge with him & then asked him wt 
was ye Reasn yt I thought yt Coll Cary did designe any thing against I 
him to which ye sd Deponant answered he never heard him say so ; 
it was his own thought or words to yt effect, presently after they 
Came in & ye sd Coll Cary & Mr. Jon. Porter had some discourse 
about buying some goods whereupon they went out & ye sd Deponant 
Came into ye house & Satt down by ye fire, & presently heard a voyce ^ 
which he doth Deleave was Coll Cary's Saying Sr wt do you mean by I 
it to affront me at this rate, Sr I would not have you pretend to beat ] 
me for I will never take any affront from any man & presently I see; 
Mr. John Porter come in at ye dore & say wt do you mean by this I 
Coll Cary, & pulling of his hatt went into Capt. Hunts other Rome (| 
where he se ye Mr. John Porter no more yt night but afterwards 
heard ye sd Honbl Thomas Cary say yt he yt had done him any injus- 
tice should give him Sattisfaction either here or in Virginia & further 
to ye best of his remembrance ye sd Coll Cary had a Sword at his Side ;| 
& ye sd Mr. Porter had neither & further he Saith not. 

Levi Truewhitt. 

The Deposition of Richard Dereham aged Nineteen years or there 1 
abouts being Sworn saith yt he remembers not any thing wt was Sade ;,J 
b\ Col. Cary against Mr. Porter at the house of Capt, John Heckel- 1 
field, but when they were agoeing over ye River to Capt, Hunts yt 
Levi Truewhitt asked ye sd Coll Cary if he would goe home to his J 
own Landing & ye sd Coll Cary answer he would go to Capt. Hunts 
& Se him before he went & yt after they came to Capt Hunts ye sd I 
Coll Cary & Mr. John Porter went out of Dores & presently after he 
heard a voyce saying wt do you mean by this & afterwards he ye sd 
Deponant heard a blow of a Cane or stick against ye house & then ye 

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The Cary Rebellion. 


sd Mr. Porter came in & sade yt he required assistance in ye Queens 
Xame & further ye sd Deponant to ye best of his knowledge saith not. 

Richard Dereham. 

The Deposition of Mr. John Hunt aged Sixty-three years or there 
abouts being Sworne, Saith yt yt he was not within Listenan when 
Col Cary Came to his house but his wife called him in k after his 
Sallutation he went out againe & Mr. Hawkins & Mr. Porter ware 
'walking by his Kitching, whereof one of them beckoned him to come 
tu them, whereupon they Sade yt they understood yt there was Some- 
thing like to be of a quarrell betwin Coll Cary k Mr. Porter, where- 
upon he made answer, ISTo, no I hope there shall be no quarelling here 
So the sd Deponant Came into ye house k presently after came in 
Mr. Porter & Mr. Hawkins into ye Same Room where Coll Cary was 
So Coll Cary riseing up tooke yev Cup k drink to Mr. Porter i: so 
from one to another, So ye sd Deponant went into ye Kitchin, <t his 
wife Called to him'& sd it was time to Supper ready & thereupon he 
returned into ye Roome againe k when he v Came in Mr. Porter k 
Coll Cary were a talking about goods k Coll Cary promised to buy 
some goods of Mr. Porter k thereupon Coll Cary Beckoned to Mr. 
Porter to goe out k Mr. Porter heark yea. k thereupon they went out 
together & fell in discourse still in the way of Marchandizinz about 
goods, presently thereupon ye sd Deponant went out to fetch ye key 
of his Storehouse k when he was atakeing ye Key his negroe Came 
to him for Corhe for hominy k after ye sd Deponant had dispatched 
him he came straight into ye house k as soon as ever he ye sd Depo- 
nant was Come into ye house he ye sd Deponant heard a Wow or tow, 
and a voyce saying wt do you mean by this weh he doth beleave_was 
Mr. Porter's voyce k he rushing into ye house by him ye sd Deponant 
heard Mr. Porter require ye Queens Peace k then Coll Cary came up 
to ye Dore ***** Sade ye sd Deponant I hope there 
will be no quarrelling Here, & thereupon ye sd Coll Cary answered yt 
Mr. Porter had abused him & Called him Villaine & Raskell k had 
up with his fist to him, & then ye sd Coll Cary answered he would 
not be abused by any Raskall k yt when he ye sd Deponant Se Mr. 
Porter yt he had not any weapon or stick with him k thereupon ye sd 
Deponants wife pushed Mr. Porter into ye other Roome k yt he did 
not here Coll Cary threten Mr. Porter by name, but Sade he was 
goeing to Verginia & yt he should meat him there, but heard him 
Say yt any one yt should take away'his honr or his money he would 
break there heads k yt he would not be abused by no man, k yt he the 
sd Deponant Saith yt if such words had been spoken unto him he 
should bave taken them to be thretning words to him ye Deponant k 


The Cary Rebellion. 

further ye sd Deponant Saith yt ye sd Coll Cary had a Sword by his 
-side & a stick in his hand both wth in & wth out of dores & further & 
"further ye' sd Deponant Saiih not, but yt he did not Se ye sd Coll 
Cary draw his Sword ; but Sade ye sd Coll Cary yt if he had had a 
•"Sword by his Side & would not have' drawed it he woidd have run him 
-through. • John Hunt. 

Deposition of Willm Yaughan aged twenty Seaven yeares or there 
:abouts Sweareth upon ye holy Evangelist Saith that Coll Cary Came, 
to Capt John Hunts yesterday and after sum time being there he fell 
ir> discourse with Mr. John Porter about trad and so forth, and after 
tit at. ye Deponant went and sate by the fire immediately after ye sd 
Mr. Porter came in with his finger bluddy Mrs. Hunt perswaded him 
to goe into ye other Rome and then Called ye deponant there to be with 
him, where ye both Continnewd tell ye sd Cornal Cary was gone 
further ye Deponant Saith that ye said Cornall Gary Came in with 
his Sorde by his Side and his Cane in his hand and I doe not Remem- 
ber that ye sd Mr. Porter had any kan or stick in his hand to ye Best 
of my Remembrance. Willm. Vatighan. 

Capt Robert Kingman aged about 30 — Examined & Sworne depo- 
seth — That yesterday at ye house of Capt John Hunt ye Coll Thomas 
Cary & Mr. Jno Porter went out to talk as I thought abt some busi- 
ness in relation to Trade & yt ye sd Mr. Porter came in presently 
after with his Finger ye skin broake & said that Coll Cary had Done 
itt wth his Cane, and further yt ye said Coll Cary 'said yt If any 
man whatsoever affronted him he would have Satisfaction and fur- 
ther Saith not. Robt. Kingman. 

The Deposition of John Porter Esqr. being Sworn Saith yt yes- 
terday in ye Evning bein at ye house of Capt. John Hunt Coll Cary 
desired him to walk out at ye dore accordingly he sd Deponant did 
so, & he ye sd Coll Cary for some smal time entered into discourse 
f:bout ye purchaising of goods Seaming very friendly & Imme- 
diately wth out any provocking langage on either Side he lift up a 
very wighty Stick & violently Struck at ye Deponants head upon wch 
he lift up his right hand to ward of ye blows & received ye stroak 
across his fingers by which means two of them were wounded & the 
back of ye sd Deponants hand much bruised, being thereby at pres- 
ent in a great measure disabled from ye use of his hand & also in fear 
yt sd Dept may receive ye like or worse Mame from him. 

John Porter. 

[The above papers bear no date, and it is not possible to fix the exact time this 
difficulty occurred, but we can safely locate it between 1706 and 1710, during what 
is known as the "Cary Rebellion" by historians — Ed.] 

Miscellaneous Items of Interest. 



(Original in the Court House at Edenton, N. C. ) 

The Jurors of Our Sovereign Lady the Queen upon their Oaths 
doe present : That in & by an Act of Assembly made in this Govermt 
Entituled An Act for a Road between Pascotank & Coratuck itt be 
Enacted that there be a Road made & maintained, between Coratuck 
& Pascotank River And that the Inhabitants of Pascotank Make & 
maintaine itt to the Indyan Town House & the Inhabitants of Cora- 
tuck from thence to Wm. Brayes And the Court of Pascotank shall 
appoint an Overseer who shall warn in all the Tythables on the 
North Side of Pascotank River to make & Maintaine the sd Road as 
f arr as the Indyan Town' House aforesd & whosoever shall make de- 
fault, upon such warning or Sumons shall Suffer such paines & 
penadltyes as by the Law Entituled High Wayes is provided. 

And alsoe if the Inhabitants of Coratuck together with the Ves- 
try shall see Cause to hire any person or persons to make the sd 
Road, Itt shall be in the power of the sd Vestry to levy money by 
the Poll upon the Tythables of the Prcinct for the Defraying Such 
Charge And in & by the sd Act itt is further Enacted That the In- 
habitants of the Sand banks in the precinct of Coratuck shall twice 
every Year that is to say in the Months of March & Septembr yearly 
stake out the place Call'd the Narrowes from the Mouth of the Nar- 
rowes to the Marsh right agt Captn Richd Sanderson's for which 
they shall be excused from going on the Highways and that the 
Court of the precinct of Coratuck shall be- Oblidged to appoint 
an Overseer for the performance of the sd Worke And what 
person shall fayle to performe his duty therein shall be fined 
Eive Shilings for Each default to be payd or Imployed towards 
the doing the worke to those that shall doe the same, Never- 
theless the aforesd Inhabitants of Coratuck & Pascotank the 
aforesd Act of Assembly Not regarding but the Same & the 
Authority thereof, Altogether Contemning have Made default in the 
premises for want whereof passengers & travellers are put to great 
Straights & inconveniency et" 

On the back is indorsed as follows : "Wee The Jurors Make Infor- 
mashion yt The Roade from Paspatank River to Vopim Indian 
Towne is nott Cleared achording to Act of Assembly." 

Edward Taylor, Foremn. 

Without date.— Editor. 

228 Miscellaneous Items of Interest. 


North Carolina — ss. By the Honble the Governor and Council. 

Whereas the present Assembly stands adjourned to Munday the 
fourth of August, wee doe hereby Publish and Declare that the sd 
Assembly shall be further adjourned to Tuesday the first day of 
November and wee doe hereby further declare that the sd Assembly 
shall on the sd first of November be held and Set for the dispatch of 
Divers affairs and all the Members of the Lower House are hereby 
required and Commanded to give their attendance accordingly. 

Given under our hands and the Seal of the Collony this 31st day 
of July in the fourth yeare of the Reigne of our Sovereigne Lord 
King George Annoqr Domi. 

God save the King 
J. LOVICK Secty 



(Original in the Court House at Edenton, N. C.) 

North Carolina — ss. By the Honble the Governor and Council. 

Whereas by an Act of Assembly Intituled an Act Relateing to the- 
Bieniell and other Assemblys and Regulateing Elections and Mem- 
bers inter alia It is Enacted that the Burgesses for the Bieniell As3 
sembly shall meet and sitt the first Munday in November Ensueing 
such Election at the same place the Assembly last satt Except the 
Pallatine Court shall by their Proclamaton Twenty dayes before I 
their said Meeting appoint some other place. 

And forasmuch as for divers Reasons and Inconveniences to us 
Known this present Bieniell Assembly cannot Mett and Sett at the 
same place they last sat at, 

Wee therefore by this our Proclamacon do Give Notice to all per- 
sons Concerned herein that this present Assembly is Appointed And 
We do hereby Appoint the Same to meet and Sett at the house of 
Colle John Hecklefield in Little River on the aforesaid first Munday 
in November. 

Given under our hands and the Seale of the Colony this 12th day I 

Miscellaneous Items of Interest. 


of September in the Fourth Yeare of the Reign of our Sovereign 
Lord King George <&c. Annoqr Dom 1717. 

God Save the King. CHARLES EDEN 


Copa f T KNIGHT Sec'ty. 

N. C— 1725. 

(Original in the Court House at Edenton, N. C. ) 

The Information of the Honohle Sr Richd Everard, Barrnt, Gov- 
ernor & Commandr in Chief &c, taken upon Oath before us Christo- 
pher Gale Esq., Chief Justice, and John Lovick and Henry Clay- 
ton Esqrs., Justices of the Peace this Third day of December Anno 
Domi 1725. Sayth, that on the Second of this instant X.ber about 
three or four of the Clock in the Morning Mr. Burrington the late 
Governor with Severall Ruffians in Company came to the back door 
of his house and having made a violent Knocking for -some time he 
called out open the door which he repeated Severall times but Sr. 
Richd Knowing his Voyce as did his Servant who told him it was 
Mr. Burrington, Sr. Richard advised him to go about his business or 
it would be worse for him Upon which Mr. Burrington replyed after 
a rude and threatening manner Come out I want Satisfaction of you 
for Saying you would Send me to England in Irons therefore Come 
out and give it me you Everard you a Knight, You a Barronet, You 
a Governr. You are a Sancha Pancha and 111 take care of you 
Numb Skull head ; and upon Sr. Richards threatening him that if he 
offer'd to break into the house he would shoot him or that if he did 
not go away quietly that he would have him punish'd he replyd You 
have not an Officer dare speak to me or look me in the face and so 


Miscellaneous Items of Interest. 

defying Sr. Richard and his Authority he went away calling Sr.. 
Eichard Scoundrell and Severall other Abusive Names. 
Jurat Coram Nobis 3rd Die Decembn 1725. 

C. Gale. J. Lovick. Richd. Everard. 

The Examination of Richard Everard Esq Aged about Sixteen 
years taken upon Oath this third day of Decemr, 1725. 

The Examinant sayth that on the Second of this instant December 
about three or four of the Clock in the Morning being in Bed was. 
waked by his fathers Servant and as he came down Stairs he heard 
Mr. Burrington Scurrilously Abusing the Governr Sr. Richard 
Everard Saying You Send me to England in Irons you. be dmd. I 
will Make your heart ache before I have done with you And then 
Mr. Burrington demanded whether the Governor would send him 
home to England or no Upon Which the Governor desired him to goe 
home adding that he should see all things done in time At which Mr. 
Burrington made a jest Crying Ah ! ah ! ah ! I am come to turn up 
My Cape Eair * * * * to you before it goes to take its leve 

of you Dick D you you a Sorry Fellow I'll scalp you d — d 

thick Skull Whereupon the Governor again bidd him depart and 
soon after he went away drumming against the window shutters and 
weather boards of the house. 

Jurat Coram Me 3'tio Die. Richd. Everard. 

Decbrs 1725. 

C. Gale C. J. 

The Examination of Henry Gammon Servant to Sr. Richd. Ever- 
ard aged about Seventeen years, taken upon Oath the third day of 
Demr. Anno Domi 1725. 

This Examinant Sayth that on Thursday the Second of this in- 
stant Xber early in the Morning a great while before day Mr. Bur- 
rington late Governor, came to the door of his Masters house which j 
this Examinant had just Shutt having been out of doors by his Mas- 
ter's Order, and there he Knockt very much and this Examinant 
askt who was there he answered a Friend upon which Sr. Richard 
call'd to this Examinant to know who it was and then Mr. Burring- 
ton made Anser that he was come to turne up his Cape Fair * 
* * for Sr. Richard to take leave of further adding that Sr. 
Richd. was No More fitt to be a Governor than Sancha Pancha call- 
ing him Calves head and many more Scandalous Names which this 
Examinant does not remember being sent up stairs to Call his young 

Jurat Coram me die &c. the mark of 

Ano Supra diet Henry H Gammon. 

C. Gale C. J. 

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The Examination of Mrs. Susannah Parris Wife of Mr. Thomas 
Parris of Edenton taken upon Oath this third day of Decemr. Anno 
Domi 1725. 

This Examinant Sayth that on the second day of this instant De- 
cember in the Morning a long time before day Mr. Burrington the 
late Governor came to the door of their house in Edenton aforesaid 
& knock'd violently upon which one of their Servants (all the family 
being in bed) call'd to Know who was there & he answered Open the 
door to which the Servant answer'd, I am coming And upon a Second 
Knocking & the Servant asking who it was he commanded the Ser- 
vant to open the door or he would breake every pane of Glass in the 
Windows to which the Servant answerd that they durst not open the 
door their Master & Mistress being in Bed, and imediately upon it 
this Examinant heard an Stuzza k the outer door of their house was 
broken open And Mr. Burrington came into the house & to the door 
of the room where this Examinant was in bed with her Husband 
whom he called for And Mr. Parris asking who was there was an- 
ser'd a Friend and being asked him how he gott into the house he 
answer'd that he came in at the Window Mr. Parris made answer 
twas not customary for friends to come in at the window to which 

Mr. Burrington anser'd D you Tom gett up what have you a 

Mind to be licked And this Examinant hearing Mr. Burrington 
threaten her husband She said something concerning his rude be- 
haviour in coming into their house at Such an unseasonable hour 
and abusing her husband when immediately Mr. Burrington began 
to give this Examinant all Manner of abusive language calling her 
***** anc | talking a fter so obscene a manner that it is 
not to be repeated. 

And Mr. Parris having drest himself went out to him & whilst he 
went to light a Candle this Examinant heard Mr. Burrington en- 
deavoring to Sett a Ruffianly Fellow that Came in his Company 
named Cornelius Harnett to beat her husband and abuse him which 
made her gett up but was so ill treated by Mr. Burrington that she 
run out of the house to call assistance to rescue her husband from 
them for fear of worse Consequences. 

Jurat Coram me Susanna Paeeis. 

C. Gale.C. J. 

The aforegoing Deposition of Mrs. Susanna Parris being read to 
Adam Cockburn Esqr. he declared upon oath That being a Lodger 
at the sd Parris's house he remembers the Contts. thereof as farr as 
it concerns the behavior of Mr. Burrington to be true & yt his wife 
was awake at some time & in Terr'r of his breaking into their Room. 

Cgst & Jurat Coram me 
C. Gale. 

Ad. Cockbuene. 


Miscellaneous Items of Interest. 

Mr. Paxris dt Mrs. Cockburn's Acct being tbe same I forbear to 
take theirs because of not Multipying Depositions as likewise the 
Servts. ' C. G. 

Tbe Examination of James Potter of Edenton being of full age 
taken upon oath before John Loviek Esqr — one of bis Majestys Jus- 
tices of tbe Peace the eighth day of December Anno Domi 1725. 

This Examinant Sayth that on Thursday being the Second of this 
instant December about three or four of the Clock in the morning as 
he lay in his Bed at Mr. Thos. Cook's house in Edenton opposite to 
the house of Joseph Young he heard a Xoise at the sd Young's house 
and Somebody Calling to have the Doors Open'd threatening that if 
they did not imediately open the doors they would pull down one 
Side of the house to gett in & there upon hearine- Severall Strokes 
made either against the doors or windows this Examinant gott up & 
went over to Mr. Youngs and as he was going he heard Mr. Young 
who was then Constable for the said Town Commanding the peace 
and making all the hast he could he found Mr. Burrington the late 
Governor & one Cornelius Harnett in the house and this Examinant 
was imediately seized by the throat by the said Harnett who told Mr. 
Burrington whom it was to which Mr. Burrington replyed * * * 
He run that Villain Potter thro' but this Examt disengaging; himself 
with some difficulty from Harnett went imediately to the Governor's 
house where he understood Mr. Bimungton had been with his Ruf- 
fians in company committing disorders. 

Sworne to before me the day &: year above written 

, J. Lovick Just Pac. 

The Examinatirn of Mrs. Young the wife of Joseph Young of 
Edenton taken upon Oath before John Lovick Esqr One of his 
Majestys Justices of the Peace on the Eighth day of December Anno 
Dmi 1725, who having heard the Examination of Mr. James Potter 
read to her remembers the particulars to be true as to what was done 
in their house And Farther sayth that after Mr. Potter went away 
Mr. Burrington & Harnett made endeavors to break into this Exami- 
nant's Chamber to Search for James Potter and Mr. Burrington de- 
clared that if he had Known Sooner that it was Mr. Potter he would 
have certainly run him thro: But this Examinant not being dressed 
used all her Endeavors as well as her husband to Keep them from 
coming into her Chamber for which Mr. Burrington gave ill lan- 
guage & caled her Severall names and struck her husband. And 
this Examt further Sayth that by the Cold she gott in being forced 
out of her Bed & the fright she was putt in she has been so very ill 
ever Since that she has Kept her bed most of .the time * * * 

Miscellaneous Items of Interest. 233 

which she believes to be entirely owing to Mr. Bnrrington's beha- 
viour in her house. 

Sworne to before me 
the clay & year above -written J. Lovick, Just. Pac. 

Joseph Young of Edenton aforesaid after having heard the Ex- 
amination of James Potter read made oath that the contents thereof 
were true as to what was done at his house, And further sayth that 
Mr. Burrington struck him for endeavouring to Keep Harnett & 
him from breaking into the room where his wife was And that he 
has been very ill ever Since occasion'd (as he believes) by Mr. Bnr- 
rington's ill usage to him that time. 

Sworne to before me the eighth day of December 1725. 

J. Lovick, Just. Pac. 


It appears from the following affidavits that the trouble on Deer. 
2d, 1725 was a continuation of the trouble Commenced Nov. 15, 

The Deposition of Mrs. Susannah Parris wife of Mr. Thomas 
Parris of Edenton and Burgess for said Towne who being of full 
age and Sworne on the holy Evangelists Sayeth : 

That on Monday the fifteenth day of this instant November about 
three of the Clock in the morning as she was in bed she heard a 
Knocking at the outer door of the house and her husband enquiring 

who was there was Answerd D you Gett up but he not ime- 

diately rising the person at the door Swore he would break into the 
house if the doors were not imediately opened, Upon which her hus- 
band open'd the door and found it was Mr. Burrington the Tate Gov- 
ernor, who imediately went to the door of Mr. Cockburne's room 
where the said Cockburne lay sick and speechless in Bed And tipon 
Mrs. Cockburne's enquiring who was there : this Deponent heard Mr. 
Burrington answer it w r as a Doctor come to Mr. Cockburne wdiich 
gained him admittance into the room where he lay And upon this 
Deponents afterwards asking Mrs. Cockburne what his business was 
with her husband she told this Deponent that he had very much 
abused Mr. Cockburne as he lay in that Condition giving all manner 
of abusive language &: threatening to cutt off his ears. And this 
Deponent further sayth that after he came out of Mr. Cockburn's 
room she heard Mr. Burrington speaking to her husband said * 
* * Are all you Country men such fools as Sr. Bichard Everard 
he is a ^Noodle an Ape and Severall other Epithets and further said 
that he (the said Richd. Everard meaning) was no more fitt, to be a 
Governor than an Hogg in the woods. Soon after Mr. Burrington 
demiting his discourse to one James Winwright a person that he had 



Miscellaneous Items of Interest. 

previously made Provost Marshall he swore to him that before nine 
months he would make him Provost Marshall again and offer'd to 
lay five thousand pounds that he the said Burrington should be 
Governor again by that time And then an health was drunk by the 
Company to Governor Burrington And this Deponent further re- 
members that in the midst of his speeches and abusive language of 
the Governr Sr. Bichd. she heard him Mention Judge Gale whom he 
called a perjured old Rogue and Swore he should never be easy till 
he had cutt his ears of which sort of language about the Judge she 
has heard him severall times repeat since Collo Gale came last from 
Taken & sworne before me Susanna Parrjs. 

the 23d day of November 1725. 
J. Lovick Just. Pac. 

Abt 2 a Clock in ye Morning Geo Burrington came & beat at ye 
door of Thos. Parris's house and Comanded it to be open'd there were 
severall people with him but I did not Enow their Names but they 
peisuaded him away And about an hower after that he came back 
again with his gang with him and Beat at ye Door and Desird it to 
be opend & Mr. Parris hearing ye Noise Ask'd who was there and 
what they wanted but no answer was made but yohe & open the door 
upon wch Parris know'd Burrington's Voyee i: told him to Goe home 
for it was an unsasinable time of Night to open his doors upon which 

Burrington Swore D him but he would Murder him and all in 

ye house if ye Door was not opened and endeavoured to break the 
door open. Parris still desired Him to goe home and not to use him, 
after such a Scandalous Manner ye People yt were with Burrington 
endeavored at ye Same time to persuade him not to disturb the fam- 
ily & told him there was a sick Woman & child in ye house wch he 
Might fright into fitts upon wch he inquired who it was & 

being told it was Mrs. C. he Swore D . he was a Rogue & ye * 

* * his wife and he would be revenged of them & the whole house 
and attack ye Dore again but upon Mr. Parris begging him not to 
be so Eude & Barbarous and his gangs persuasion he went off for 
abt half an hour, and yt Eeturned & Broke two of his Large Glass 
windows. Mr. Parris dureing the breaking of the windows Called 
Me, and his Servants up, Some of them were up befoie, Mr. Parris 
then Called to him & asked him if he was not ashamed to use him 
after yt Manner & desired him to desist but to no purpose while he 
was a Breaking one window I Looked out at ye tother and saw 
him very plain and when he.walk'l away Mr. P opened ye Dore & 
we went out & I see him & his man Pompey abt 3 yds behind him 
walk away up to ye Corner of Mr. Dunston's house where they Met 
with Several of their gang and about a yr of an hour after he came 

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and beat at the door and Comanded it to be opened & be would doe 
no hurt but Parris answered that he has done enough in breaking his 
windows and it was an unsasinable time of Night soe his Company 
persuaded him away. 

Ad. Cockburne. 
Adam Cockburn Esqr came before me & made oath 

that the Contents of the above Narrative was true. 

Janyr 10th 1725-6. C. Gale C. J. 

The Information of Dorothy the wife of Adam Cockburne Esqr. 
Collector of Majestys Customs for the poit of Eappahanock in the 
Dominion of Virginia taken upon Oath before Christopher Gale 
Chief Justice of the said Province Sayth, 

'That on Munday Morning the fifteenth of this Instant November 
* * * the house of Mr. Thos. Parris in Edenton within this 
Province where she then lodged with her said husband, who then lay 
sick without either speech or Senses and had been so for a day or 
two before that time, in an inner room of the said house, and to gain 
admittance into the house, he pretended to be a Doctor come to see 
Mr. Cockburne, as soon as he got into the house he directly come 
thro two other rooms to that where the said Cockburne lay sick and 
Coming to the Bed where he lay he asked the said Mrs. Cockburne 
whether she Knew him (being in an unusual dress) and taking hold 
of her arm was pulling her from out of the Bed, but she thereupon 
gott up ; Then he placed himself in a Chair on that side of the Bed, 
where her husband Mr. Cockburne Lay. and took hold of him 
and as she imagined, was designed to pull him out of the. Bed, for at 
the same time he called him Rogue, Villain & many other Scanda- 
lous Names, threatening to cutt off his ears and at the same time 
felt in his pockets (as she thought) for a penknife or some other in- 
strument to do it with. Whereupon She went to him & asked him 
how he could be so barbarous & inhuman to treat a person in his 
condition after such a manner, he answered she might be Sure he 
was likely to dye, for it would be a greater Sorrow for her to see how 
barbarously he would torture him and if he had not mett with him 
here, he should have follow'd him elsewhere to use him so. And 
further she the said Mrs. Cockburne Saith that Mr. Burrington told 
her, that not only her Husband but also his Brother, one of the 
Lords of the Admiralty, were both removed from their Offices by 
his Means for their Villany to him, and two of his friends succeeded 
them, or words to that effect, and much more abusive language 
against them both, which by reason of the Surprize she was then in 
she does not remember. And further that she was obliged to sett 
up so long as he stayed in the house to prevent him from further or 



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other insults against her said Husband, for he continued in the 
house in a riotous manner for a considerable time thereafter. 


Tat en & Sworne to before Me 

this 23d day of Kbvernr. Anno Domi 1725. 
C. Gale, C. J. 

Xorth Carolina — ss. 

The Deposition of Mrs. Dorothy Farlow Aged Sixty odd years be- 
ing Sworn on the holy Evangelists Sayeth, 

That on Monday the 15th of jNTovember being at the house of 
Mr. Thos. Parris at Edenton where Mr. Adam Cockburne Esqr and 
hi? wife who is her grand-daughter, lodged Mr. Cockburne being 
then speechless in bed and expected past hopes of recovery and her 
grand-daughter expecting every day to be brought to bed. Some _ 
time before day Mr. Burrington the late Governor came into the | 
roome where she was with Mr. Cockburne and his wife also were in 
bed. and having set himself downe by the bed she heard her grand- I 
daughter Mrs. Cockburne and Mr. Burrington have some talk to- 
gether but being a little thick of hearing could not hear the particu- 
lars, but remembers she saw him feel about his Cloaths and heard 
him say he would cut of Mr. C&ckburne's ears and that he was no 
more a Collector than he was himself. 

And this Deponent further Sayeth that Mrs. Cockburne Avas not m 
out of the roome all the night and never left her husband till after 
Day light. the mark of 

Taken k Sworne to this 4th day Dorothy D. Farlow. 

of Xber Anno Dmi 1725 before me 
C. Gale, C. J. 

Xortk Carolina — ss. 

At a Genl Court of Oyer and Terminer and Gaol delivery held at 
the Court House in Edenton begun on Tuesday the twenty ninth clay 1 
of March 1726, and continued by Severall adjournments to the 2nd 
clay of Aprill following. 


The Honoble Christopher Gale, Esqr. Chief Justice, John Lovick, 
Richd. Sanderson, Thomas Harvey, John Palin, Edmd Gale, Wm. 
Downing, Barneby McKinne, Robt. Lloyd, Thomas Lovick and John i 
Alston Esqrs. Justices of the Peace for this Governmt. 

The following persons were impannell'd and Sworne of the Grand 
Jury Vizt. Coll'l John Worley, Mr. Thos. Rountree, Mr. Jno. Ismay ; 



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Mr. Thos. P arris, Mr. Thos. Luten Junr., Mr. Thos. Garrett Junr., 
Mr. Richd. Sanderson Junr., Mr. Aivtho Hatch, Mr. Geo. Sparrow, 
Mr. John Speir, Mr. Francis Hobson, Mr. Henry Speller, 
Mr. Thos. Ashley, Mr. David Hicks, Mr. John Colley, Mr. 
David Bayley, Mr. Eathl. Hall, Mr. John Strowde, Mr." Thos. 
Blitchenden, & Mr. John Earle who being chargd by the Ch. Justice 
with things proper for their Enquiry withdrew and upon their re- 
turne presented the following Bills, Vizt. 

A Bill of Indictmt agst Geo. Burrington for Trespass, Assault, 
Misdemeanor & breach of the peace Contrary to the Act of Assembly 
in that Case made &c. 

A Bill of Indictmt agst Geo. Burrington Esq. Cornel Harnett for 
a Riot. 

A Bill of Indictmt agst Geo. Burrington Esqr for Trespass. 

A Bill of Indictmt agst Geo. Burrington for Tress & assault at 
pampt & Misdemr. &c. 

And then the Grand Jury was discharged from further attendance 
at this Court. 


(Original in the Court House at Edenton, N. C.) 

The action was brought Feby. IT, 1723-4 presumably very soon 
after Gov. Burrington's arrival in aSTorth Carolina to assume the 
duties of his Office as Governor, the suit was heard at Masch Court 
1723-4 and judgment obtained for £109.0.0. principle and 3£ Is & 
lOd costs, total 112£. Is. lOd. The action was based upon an ac- 
count for expenditures made in bringing said Castleton and his 
daughter from London to Virginia on the Champion, thence to ET. 
Carolina — the itemized bill is as follows: 

£. s. d. 
"Expenses in London at the Custom House. . 2 — — 
Entring and Carriage of his goods on board 

the Ship Champion 2 — — 

Expenses at Gravesend 2 — — 

Wine, beer & brandy on shipboard 2 — — 

Expenses in Virginia ..:.... 2 — — 

Paid for his passage, goods &c. from Virginia 

here 1—0—0 

For building his Cabin in the Champion. . . . 2 — — 

Bedding for daughter & himself ' 2 — — 





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Shirts & Wastcoat 0—5—0 

Paid Capt, Cowma Master of the Champion 

for their Transportation 12 — — 

27— 5— 0" 
"300 p cent advance as is usually Made on 
goods from Great Brittain to North 
Carolina SI — 15 — 

£109— 0— 

Attorneys fee — 10 — 

Ch : Justices fee 1 — 4 — 10 

Clerks fee 1—1—0 

Marshalls fee more due — 6 — 

£112— 1—10 

An Attachment issued against his estate April 16, 1724 signed by 
C. Gale C. J. Whereupon his estate was seized and appraised as 
follows : 

May 7, 1724. 

"North Carolina. Inventory of Castleton's Goods appraised Pr 
us ye Subscribers — Vizt. 

£. s. d. 

To 1 Womans old Camblet riding hood. . . . 2 — 10 — 

To 1 blk Coat wth Serge Denim breeches. . 10 — 00 — 

To 1 old Duroy Wastecoat » 1 — 15 — 

To 1 Calermeenca Gown lin'd wth plads. . . 9 — 00 — 

To 1 pr Old Cloth breeches 0—10— 

To 1 pr old Durry Ditto. 7—6 

To 1 Callicut Coverlid 2—10— 

To 1 New Sword & belt wth Cap 1—15— 

To 2 pr old worsted Stockings 1 — 00 — 

To 1 Muslin Stock & Neck Cloth 10— 

To 6 Damask Napkins at 4 — 00— 

To 2 pr of old Shoes 10— 

To 2 pillow Cases & pair Sheets 5—10— 

To 1 Hat & hand Saw 1—00— 

To Burketts Exposon on Testaments 7 — 00 — 

To 10 old bound bookes 2—10— 

To 1 fishing Cane wth Angle rods, lines, 

hooks, leads &c ' 3 — 10 — 

To 1 burning glass 7 — 6 


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To 1 new long wigg wth Combs & Comb 

Case 7— — 

To 2 brushes, Hammer & a pack of His- 
torical Cards wth old garters 7 — 6 

To 1 large new hair Trunk 2 — — 

To 3 guns Xo. 1 : 2 : 3 9— 0— 

To 3 Ditto Xo. 4 : 5 : 6 20— 0— 

To 3 pair of pistols 12 — — 

To 500 flints & 1 pair of spurs 1 — 15 — 











Thos. P arris, 
Eichd. Oldner, 
Chas. Bull, 
Jno. Ismay." 

The above paper establishes several facts: it gives us the name of 
the ship on which Governor Burrington came to Virginia, and ap- 
proximates very nearly the date of his arrival in Xorth Carolina ; 
also establishes' the rate of per cent, made on goods brought, from 
Great Britain to Xorth Carolina at 300 per cent., which per cent, 
must have profoundly impressed Joseph Castleton, that he was 
penniless in a new and strange land. — Editor. 



(Original in the Court House at Edenton, N. C ) 

Arlington Street, 14th Xovr., 1744. 
1st. With this Mr. Corbin will receive His Majestys Original 
Grant under the Great Seal Bearing date 17th Septr. 1744, for 
setting off to me in Severalty my Eighth Part of the Carolinas ; & 
an Office Copy Bearing date 12 th Septr. 1744, under the City Seal 
of my Surrender and Conveyance to His Majesty of the other Seven 
Eighths ; & one hundred printed Examplaries of each of these Deeds ; 
and a Packet from the Duke of Xewcastle to the Governor of South 
Carolina with a letter from his Grace, Xotifying to him this Trans- 
action by His Majesty's Command and another Packet to the Gov- 



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ernbr of North Carolina, with a like Letter from his Grace, on the 
said Transaction, and containing withal His Majesty's Commands 
to the said Governor to appoint proper Persons on His Majesty's 
part to carry on, in Conjunction with proper Persons on mine, the 
Division Line which has been begun, for Setting off my Eighth Part 
of the Carolinas in Severalty. 

2d. As the Man of War, on board of which Mr. Corbin is to take 
his Passage, is to sail directly to South Carolina, Mr. Corbin will 
have an opportunity to deliver to Governor Glenn, the Duke of New- 
castle's Packet above mentioned & my Letter to the said Governor & . 
will then proceed to North Carolina. 

3d. There Mr. Corbin is to address himself to Mr. Moseley, put- 
ting into his hands the Letter I have written to him, & communi- 
cating to him these Instructions, & the Copy of my Letter to the 
Governor of Xorth Carolina, which Letter, as well as the above men- 
tioned one from the Duke of Newcastle (the Copy of which Mr. Cor- 
bin will also Communicate to Mr. Moseley) I would have Mr. Mose- 
ley & Mr. Corbin to wait on the Governor with, acquainting him that 
I have sent the Deeds to be inroll'd & desiring his assistance & ad- 
vice as to what remains to be done, & that he will give orders, pur- 
suant to the King's pleasure signified to him by the Duke of New- 
castle, for continuing and carrying on the Division Line. 

-1th. Printed Examplaries of the Deeds are to be distributed 
among the principal People & given in particular to the Clerks of the 
Several Precincts or Counties in my Division, & some of them may 
be transmitted to Virginia & other Parts of the Continent, where it 
shall be thought Advisable. i 

5th. Mr. Corbin will acquaint Mr. Moseley that my Chief view 
& desire at this time is that a Regulation be established, whereby the 
People in my District being made easy, & quieted in their Posses- 
sions, I may have my Rents duely & regularly paid. When that: 
Point has been adjusted, other Matters about settling Protestant 
Families may be thought of. 

6th. Mr. Corbin will communicate to Mr. Moseley, Mr. Aber- 
cromby's Paper, which will be delivered to him with this ; And as to 
the principal Matter therein mentioned, upon the subject of a Quit- 
Rent Law, if something of that Nature must be done, I would have 
That proceed, which shall be thought by the Governor, Mr. Moseley 
& Mr. Corbin to answer best the ascertaining the payment & re- 
covery of the Quit-Rent in Specie. And as my Estate in the Caro- 
linas, instead of being- an undivided Eighth Part of every acre in the 
two Provinces, now lyes within a small Compass in one of them, 
which must greatly facilitate the coming at an exact & full Rent- 
Roil, wberein I find by Mr. Moseley's Letters, some progress has 

,i. ! 

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already been made: I, in a particular manner, recommend it to 
him & Mr. Corbin, that what remains to be done on that head may 
be perfected the Soonest that may be. 

7th. I would have Mr. Moseley to transmit to me, by the first 
convenient opportunity, the Form in which he shall advise New 
Grants of Land to be hereafter made by me. 

8th. As to such Parts (falling in within my Division) of these 
great Tracts of Land, which are mentioned in Mr. Abercromby's 
Paper, for which no Quit Eents have hitherto been paid, I would 
have Mr. Moseley k Mr. Corbin acquaint the Governor, that for so 
much as the said Governor is or may be interested'therein, My in- 
tention is to oblige k favour him. But as to others, it is not to be 
expected, if the Grantees do not Comply with the Conditions of their 
Grants, that they should hold on such Tracts of good Land without 
paying Rent for them or be allowed to withold them from those that 
would. . • 

9t,h. Being informed that People in Virginia want Lands con- 
tiguous to theirs, I would have Notice to be given to them, that I 
shall be for accomodating them as occasion shall offer, at a reasonable 
Rate, Concerning which Rate I desire to have Mr. Moseley's ad- 
vice. ' .. 

10th. Mr. Moseley having acquainted me, it was Necessary to 
have the Division Line between His Majesty's Land & mine to be 
carried on, k his Majesty's Orders going now to the Governor of 
North Carolina as that head, I desire Mr. Moseley will set that mat- 
ter forward, which he is empowered to do on. my part by my Com- 
mission of the 25th May 1743. n , 

11th. Mr. Moseley & Mr. Corbin will in my Name return thanks 
to the Several Gentlemen, who have been employed in making out 
the Division between His Majesty & me,, for their dispatch therein. 

12th. Mr. Corbin, who is sent with These to Mr. Moseley, is one 
I have a value for, whom I recommend to Mr. Moseley. He will be 
assistant to k act in Concert with him in my Affairs, & when some 
progress shall have been made therein, He is to return home, & by 
him Mr. Moseley will fully inform me of all matters & I hope, be 
able to transmit to me a compleat Rent Roll. ; What money Mr. 
Corbin shall want, for the time he. shall remain in North Carolina & 
on his return home, I have desired Mr. Moseley to supply him with 
from time to time, taking his Receipts, to the amount of Two hun- 
dred Pounds Ster. charging the same to my account. ■• •' 

13th. Mr. Corbin will avoid concerning himself in any disputes 
among the Gentlemen in Nprth; Qarolina ! by whom I desire to be 
look'd upon as a Gentleman, , who having a considerable Estate in 






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that Country, is desirous to be a good & an Usefull Neighbour to 


Mr. Corbin will not fail to Correspond with me from time to 


(Original in the Court House at Edenton, N. C.) 

North Carolina — ss, To the Honourable President & Councill — 
March ye 28th 1702. 

The petition of Benjamin Blanchard, John Campbell, Thomas 
Spivey, Erancis Rountree, Robert Laciter, George Laciter and 
Nicholas Stallings in all humility, Complaineth, 

Whereas every of yor Honrs petitionrs hath a lawfull right in and 
to considerable tracts of land lying and being within this Province 
and bounding upon Bennett's Creyke and a Creyke now Known by 
the name of Garrett's Creyke as by yor Honours petitionrs patents 
under the Seale of this Province and other grants and Conveyances 
more at large doth and may appeare. And forasmuch as the 
Chowan Indians having their hunteing quarters upon some of ye 
petitionrs lands aforesaid, therefore doe pretend the said lands to be 
theirs notwithstanding the patents and grants aforesaid: in 
Marceing and threatening yor Honrs petrs by destroying their 
Stocks burning their houses and other hostilities under pretence they 
are under yor Honrs protection and no Englishman ought to Seate 
within four miles of their Towne the which yor Hours petitionrs 
well Knowing that by an ordr of the Honourable Councill no Seate 
ment ought to be made within the space of four miles aforesaid any- 
wise to the prejudice of the said Indians neither hath yor Honrs peti- 
tionrs taken up any land witingly within that distance, yet to con- 
tinue peace and tranquility with the said Indians yor Honrs peti- 
tionrs hath offered to purchass their right if any to the land held as 
aforesd by yor Honrs petrs which they refuse and denyeth any Seate- 
ment to be made thereon for prevention whereof and that yor Honrs 
petitionrs May have a peaceable enjoyment in their and every of 
their aforesd lands humbly implores that the said Indians land may 
be laid out to them according to the aforesd order of Councill, and if 
any of yor Honrs petrs hapen to hold any land within the aforesd 
limited bounds it shall be by yor petitionrs deserted and left out to 
the said Indians use — that they as well as yor Honrs petitionrs in 
their capacity may be found true & faithfull subjects. And that yor 

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Honrs petitionrs May enjoy their said lands in peace & safety, and 
as in all duty bound shall ever pray &c. 

Benjamin Blanchard John Campbell 


Thomas X Spiv e v. Francis Rountree 


Robert Rountree, Robert Laciter 

George Laciter Nicholas Stallings. 


(Original in the Court House at Edenton, N. C) 

"To the Honble the Deputy Governor & Councill Etc. — The hum- 
hie Peticon of John Blount most humbly Sheweth. That yor Peti- 
conr is legally possest of a Tract of Land in Chowan Precinct and 
That William Duckenfield Esqr hath Entred a Caveat agt. the Same 
thereby hindering a Pattent from Issuing out of the Secretarve* 
Office for yor Petionr — wherefore yor Peticonr prayes yor Honrs or- 
der That a Pattent May issue out for the aforesd Tract of Land and 
heshal pray — John Blount/' (No date before 1712.) 

"North Carolina — ss. To the Honble ye Generall Court. Mr. 
Frederick Jones is Pit agt Samuel Payne Deft, in a Plea of- the 
case & Sheweth forth that whereas by an Act of Assembly Made in 
the Year of our Lord 1699, itt is Enacted that whosoever shall En- 
tertain or privately harbour any Runaway either White Servt or 
Negroes above one Night shall for every Twenty four Houres after- 
wards pay Tenn Shillings to the Master of the sd Servt either white 
Servt or negro & if the Master sustain any Damage above the sd 
Servts labour for the time of Such Concealmt. he shall have his 
remedy att Law for Such Damage over &: above the Penalty herebv 
provided &c." (1702.) 

"This bill bindeth me Jno. Phillpott my Heires Executors and As- 
signes to pay or Cause to be ipaid to Ann Archdale •or her order the 
•full & Just Sum of three pounds five shillings and two pence in porke 
at Sum convenient Landing in Pascotank River as Wittness my hand 
this Eleventh day of the first Month called March: in the year 
1686-7.". John Philpot. 

Test, Daniel Akehursl. 

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Records of Albemarle County. 

"North Carolina — ss. To the Honble Governor & Councill — The 
Humble Petition of Nathl. Chevin in humble manner shewing. That 
John Porter Late of this Governmt Died Seiz'd of a Tract of Land in 
Chowan Precinct and hath Left no heire nor Disposed of ye Same by 
will Therefore yr Honrs Peticonr Prays it may be granted to him 
And that a. warrt may be Directed to ye Escheator to Enquire into 
ye Same & shall Pray &c 

Nath: Chevin/'' 

The tract of 100 acres was escheated in 1707 ; the Court House at 
Edenton stands on this tract. — Ed. 

"The General Court" was held at ye House of Thomas White 24th 
day of September, 1694. — Ed. ... . . ■ & 

"To ye Honble Genell Court, The Humble Petition of Simon 
Knight praying to prove 2 Rts bimself & Eliz : his daughter, & shall 
Pray I do declare in ye presence of God & undr ye penality of per- 
jury Declare that these Rts do properly belong to me & that no Land I 
has been taken up for ye Same by me nor Manner of porpose to ye 
best of my Knowledge. 

Simon Knight." 

Agust 16: 1704. 

"Sr. Having had very greatt loss and dammage in whatt I had) 
aboard the Briganteen by Henry Mountfort the Masters careless- 1 
ness and Negligence would therefor desyer you to enter one Actione^ 
of the Case against him for me for four hundred Round damages and I 
another action in myne and Mr. David Hendersons Name for three* 
hundred Pound Damages and Send up writts by the bearer. Also- 
I have Sentt down the Copyes of the Declarations with itt ye See, 
Necessary or Convenient to alter them being drawne in hast doe itt; 
and dispatch Mr. Henderson as soon as possible. Your friend 

Tho: Pollock." 

The above paper is not addressed to any one, presume it was to' 
his Attorney. — Ed. 

"To ye Honble Court — The Humble peticon of Joseph Chownei 
Shewing that he hath Rts Viz., Edwd. Dickison, ■ Thos., Smith: 
Joshua Evins, Jno. Cowerly, Josejxh Babb, Jos. Chown 3 times trans- 
portation, Jno. Ellis Ready to prove &,Cravs Certi & shall pray.— 'M 
•Joseph Chowne." ...'.• >.. i- • • 


Anne Wright, Wm. Wright and Jos. Wright, Exx. & Exrs. of; 

Records of Albemarle County. 


John Wright Gent of Xansymond County in Virga. power of Attor- 
ney to John Porter, dated Sept. 14, 1698. 

"Demurrer to the Auditing to the Acts agene thatt are Already 

1. When Accts are audited by order of Court returned and re- 
corded Then these Accts are no more to be questioned. Butt our 
accts are audited by order of Court returned and Audited There- 
for are no more to be questioned. 

2. A man having judicially proved his accts and mad them appear 
to the Courtt cannot legally be forced to prove and make appear the 
Same Accts agane. Butt our accts have been judicially proved and 
Mad appear to the Court as appears by record. Therefor can never 
legally be forced to prove and make appear the Same accts agan. 
For wht is done by and those appointed by the Court is don by the 
Court themselfs. 

3. What is generally inconvenient, Mischievous, Chargeable and 
to no purposs Must be contrary to law & reason Bott for Executors 
after having had ther accts Audited by order of Court to be forced 
to acct agan and Make Appear and prove to Same Acct and so in 
infinitum is generally inconvenient, Mischievous, chargeable and to 
no purpose Therefor is contrary to law and reason. 

4. What is contrary to the Maxims and Principles of the Law is 
contrary to the Law ittselfe and reason after having Acctd before and 
* * * by order of Court to be forced to prove the Same Accts 
agane and agane and so in infinitum is contrary to the Maxims and 
Principles of the law and to reason. Therefor to force us to prove 
thes accts To attaint the Courtt is inconsistent and contrary to law 
Butt to, examine agane whatt hath been -allowed and tryed by the 
Courtt is the Same as to Attaint the Courtt " Therefor to Examine 
agan whatt hath been already allowed and .tryed is contrary to law 
and inconsistent. So that our accts having been audited by order of 
Courtt and , recorded .cannot be agan questioned unless itt be Som 
fault in the Gierke in Casting upe — or so forth." 

"Diana Foster md 2nd Thomas White." 


Albemle To ye Honble Court • •. •..;." 

"The Petition of Wm. Gascoigne Sheweth. That at the last As- 
sembly an Act passed for the laying out of ,a Road for ye Inhabitants 
on the back of Winley's Plantacon as Conveniently as may be wth. 
out pjudice to ye sd plantacon * * * , ye psons appointed there- 
to have laid out a road through the midst of the sd plantacon though 
yr peticoner is ready to prove that a landing wth water enough may 


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be found another way yr peticonr humbly craves remedy herein, and 
shall pray. — W. Gascoig-ne/'' 

This is the road that went out of King street into the Rope Walk, 
thence across Strawberry Hill to Hoskins' Mill, now Blount's bridge. 
Editor. t 

"To the Honble the Genii Court — Samuel Swann Sheweth that 
he hath Right to 640 acres of Land for the Importation of 13 per- 
sons Into this Country (Vizt.) Samuel Swann and Sarah his wife, 
William Samuel, Sampson, Henry and Tho Swann, Eliza Hunt, 
Tom Mary, Hanryah, Elizabeth and Jane Negroes." 

Samuel Swann. 

The above paper antedates 1694. — Ed. 

"An Accounte of goods sent tow me by Governer Southell. 

12 ells of holand for shifts; 6 ells of holand very fine; 1 pees 
of Camberick for hankerchers ; 2 stript muslin aprons ; 2 nightralls 
an bow houds of the same ; 1 Sute of Night lining with brand lase an 
Seven yards of brand lase the same ; 6 yards of Narow lais ; 1 paier 
black silk gloves : 1 paier of white Kid gloves ; pins, threed, needells 
an boben and tow ginenes all which amounting tow a leven pounds od 
mony at first Cost. All which my friends dow disier tow see againe. 

This acct I received in a letter from Mrs. Eliz : Banks. 

Dec. the 11th 1691. , Francis Tomes/' 

"Jno. Coles of ISTansimond in Virginia aged about twenty six years 
and Sworne Saith that some time in June or July anno dom 1702 
Mr. Thomas Jones being on board the Pink Adventure wth this de- 
pont. that the Pinke being then appraised and the brother of this 
depont. haveing a Shallopp lying. by ye Side of ye Pinke this de-- 
ponts. brother asked the said Thomas Jones how he, should be paid 
for ye use & hire of his said Shallop To wch the said Thomas Jones' 
made answer that he should be paid wth goods out of ye store yn in 
ye hands of Peter Godfrey James Oates & Jacob Littlewood being 
then present and further this depont. Sayth not. — John Coles." ' f 

Without date.— Ed. 

"Know all men by these Presents that I Jno. Tarkington Senr. 
of Pascotanke am Justly indebted to Daniel Akehurst the Just and 
ful Sum of four pounds five shillings & ten pence the which I bind 
my selfe my heires & to pay to him or his assigns in porke & the same 
to deliver at his now dwelling house at the Mouth of Newbegun 

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Creek in Pascotank River as witness my hand this 26th of 12th mo. 

Called. Febry 16, . his 

Jno : X Tarkington." 
Test, John Philpott mark 

Samuel Moors. 

The last two figures of the date of the year are gone, but probably 
about 1691 or 1692. — Ed. 

Articles of Agreement between Thos. White And David Blake are 
as follows. 

For and in Consideration of Receiving Catherine Tarkintone, 
within a fortnight from David Bake to serve him ye sd. Thos. White 
ye full term of time agreed upon, to Serve ye sd. David Blake, Viz. 
one twelve moneth from ye term agreed upon by David Blake, Viz. 
ye first of this month: if shee agree And performe ye sd term of 
time, Then the sd Thos. White dos Sell, make over, all his right and 
Title to a certain Boate now In ye Blakes possession with all her 
appurtenances Now accommodated : to be free from ye claim of any 
person or persons whatsoever : But if ye sd David Blake dos not per- 
forme his promise and obligation to ye sd Thos White Then obliges 
himself, heirs, Administrators and Assigns, to pay unto ye sd Thos. 
White Six pounds and a Crown upon ye 10 of December next En- 
suing from ye Date hereof in Good Sound Merchantable pork to his 
Convenience. In witnes wrof we have set our hands & Seals this 8 
of October 1695: 

Thomas White (0) 

David Blake ' (O) 
Witness: Thomas Swann 
Thomas Durant. 

"Carolina — ss. Bill of Anna Sothell. 

Know all men by these presents that I Dame Anna Sothel of the 
abovesd. Province doe acknowledge my self to be justly indebted unto 
George Muschamp of the same Province in the full and just Sum of 
Six pounds Ster which payment well and truely to be Made in good 
sound Merchantable porke on the tenth day of December next en- 
suing the day of the Date hereof at some Convenient Landing in 
Little River unto the said George Muschamp his Heires Executors 
and Administrators. 

Witness my hand and Seale this fifth day of Sepr. 1694. 

Anna Sothell/' (Q) 
Test: Willm Duckenfeild. 
John Hawkins. 







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"Albemarle June ye 11th 1691. 

Eeceid then from Cornelius Jones these under written pticulars 
(Viz.) 1 piece of Serge; 27% yds of striped stuffe; 10 yds Crape; 
25 yds brown Ozenburgs; 26 yds white hameburgs; 6 doz thread 
laces; 2 hair sifters; 2 weeding howes; 11 yds Coloured linnen, 5 
pr Womens hose ; 1 child cap & wires ; 1 coloured Rug ; 1 yd % red 
penistone; 2 hhds. Molasses; the one wanting 9, the other 11 Inches: 
of full ye abovesaid goods being upon ye acct of Majr Anthony 
Brockhold & Mr. James Larkin by order of Mr. Tho: Clancy. 

"$ me Sarah Culpepper 
In behalfe of my husbande Jno Culpeper." 


"Reced this 9th Aprill 1695 of Colla William Wilkison ye Summe 
of twenty Shillings on accot of ' Mr. Edward Mayo being by sd 
Mayo's order. — Arthur Workman. " 

"Reced this 9th Aprill 1695 of Colla William Wilkinson ye 
Summe of forty' four shillings in Porke on accot of Mr. Francis Fos- 
ter I say reced by me. — Arthur Workman." 

I doe promise to pay or cause to be paid unto Coll William Wil- 
kinson or order the Summe of five pounds Six & three pence in porke 
fifty six shillings in Cash, or goods at first cost in Xew England one 
barr'll Molasses and one ps Serge on demand as Witnesse my hand 
this 9th Aprill 1695. , 

his Arthur Workman. 

Test : William W Ludford 
Marke ■ 


Richard Rootes Dr. Aprill 2.6th,, 1697 £. s. d. 

tto money due uppon the old Accompt. .,., — 04 — 04 

tto the Cure off yor wifes throat & ; physic & sweats 1 — 10 — 00 

tto the Cure of yor two girls Throats, at 1 — 10 — 00 

tto the Cure off yor own throat & physic & sweats 1 — 10 — 00 


.;...,., ...'/ , » ■,...., ,.|. h ,, 4—14—04 

; ,! , . ,, Jno KingM. D. 

• "William Lee on the 7th Aprill, 1697, Appointed Coll Wm. Wilki- 
son his General Attorney. Test, Wm. Clover, Jos. M. Commander." 


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We never heard of so much Fur, &c., before. — Ed. 

1696 Wm. Riggs T>r, £. s. d. 

Feb. 14th. To 100 Large Buck Skins at 3 s. p skin 10. 00. 

To 100 Large Culled Doe Skins at 2 s 6 d 

p skin . :. 07. 10. 

To 12 Fox & Catt Skins at 1 & 3 . . 1. 00. 

To 21 Musgnett Skins at 3d 0. 05. 3 

To 2 Large Otter and 6 Raccoones Skins. . . 0. 11. 

To 1 pr Wusted & 1 pare yarn Stoekens .... 0. 12. 

To 65% lbs Feathers 1 s & 8 3. 15. 6 

To 1 pewter Standish 00. 10. 

To 2 hands and a Canoe 3 dayes 00. 15. 

To 5 prime buck & 5 prime does Skins. . . .00. 17. 6 

Errors Excepted 24. 16. 03 

( p John Binton. 

It was well he excepted errors, for in the addition he made one 
against himself of 1£. — Ed. 

Thos. Boyd married in Pascotank precinct the widow and Admx. 
of John West Dec'd, there were several West children "most young 
yett" John West, Benjamin West the oldest of them all &c. 

"June the 29 : day 1705. 
James Heillett Dr. £. s. d. 

Imprimis For a Roome and a board Six Weekes. ... 03 00 00 
For Meate drink washing; and attendance. . 07 00 00 
For !/> a bushell of Corn fatt & beeswax to 

make Salve Sope starch and Candle. . 00 12 00 

10 12 00 

Pasquotank Precinct, July 17, 1705. 

I Augustine Scarbro' doe in the presence of God and under the 
panallty of perjury Declare that I will make true & perfect answer 
to all such Questions as shall be Demanded of me by this Cort con- 
cerneing the above Accot. 

. Subscribed in Cort t : .' ■ ' : Aegtst Scaebrottgh. 

Thos. Abington CI* Cor.; '/ 

, . : . . , LEON. LOFTEN'S RIGHTS. 

To ye Honl ye Govern & Council, Leon Loften Shew: That he 
hath imported Leo: Loftin and Eliz Loften wch he is ready to prove 
& craves a certf-^-^LEoN Loeten. 

Proved by his Oath.— W. Glover^ 

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John Porter Sheweth — John Porter desires to prove wrights for 
Importation of nineteen persons into this Ooverntt Viz. him self his 
wife and fower children & thirteen negroes from Pennsylvania here 
and hee shall &c. I John Porter doe declare in ye presence of God 
and under ye penalty of perjury yt I nor any other pson for me or 
by my deseir proved any of ye above wrights till this time. 

John Porter. 

"Albemarle To ye Honble Court. 

Wm. Plater humbly Sheweth that he hath right to 200 Acrs of 
Land by the importacon of Wm. Plater, Martha, Grace & Thomas 
Plater for wch he Craves certificate and he shall pray &c." 


"To the Governor & Councill — The Petition of Thomas Cart- 
wright humbly presenting Sheweth that about two years Since yor 
petitioner was at ye Charg of Surveying of a parcell of land uppon 
little river near the Mouth of Deep Creek : But Capt Jno Hunt has 
obstructed yor petitionors proceedings uppon pretense of being one 
Therrill's Attorney in New England : and layes claime to the great- 
est part of the said land — 

Yor petitionr humbly prayeth that the honorable Court will please! 
to order ye said Capt Jno. Hunt forthwith to Survey his part of the 
said land yt he laves claim to according to the bounds of his bill of 
Sale and yor petitionr shall ever pray &c." 

No date — some years prior to 1695, however. — Ed. 


(Original in the Court House at Edenton. ) 

"To ye Honoble Deputy Governor & ye honoble ye Lords Depu- 
ties & Members of ye Generall Court — Thomas Miller humbly 
Sheweth yt whereas your Pr was Administrator to ye Estate of 
Seth Sothell dee'd & whereas Since ye said Administracon Capt Thos 
Godwin hath made appear yt he is ye Execr to Seth Sothell whereby 
your Peticr is discharged from ye said Admrstracon And -whereas 
John Porter Junr hath obteyned Order ^agt yor Peticonr for 5£ wth 
costs as Ad m strator And whereas your Petitor hath been at Con- 

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siderable charge in prosecueting ye afores'd Admstration besides ye 
Officers Fees And whereas your Petitionr hath an Order for 5£ 2s 
lOd in work due from ye sd Estate. 

Therefore your Peticor humbly prayes an Order agt ye Estate of 
Seth Sothell in ye hands of Coll Thos. Pollock for his said 5£ &c. 
as alsoe for ye sd 5£ & all his costs & charges in ye behalf Sus-teyned. 
And shall pray. Tho : Miller." 

This paper is without date ; from other items we infer it was about 
1695.— Ed. 




(Original in the Court House at Edenton ) 

"North Carolina — ss : To the Honble Governr & Council! 

The Peticon of William Barecock humbly Sheweth. That by an 
Order of Councill bearing date the 20th day of July 1704 The Sur- 
veyr was Ordered to lay out for yor Peticonr a Tract of Land lying 
in Pascotank binding on the Indyan Land according to yor Peticonrs 
first Entry Nevertheless the Surveyr by Name Robt. Reel, Concern- 
ing yor Honors Decree & Order & the authority thereof hath refused 
to Survey yor Peticonrs Land according to his first Entry Wherefore 
yor Peticonr prayes That the afores'd Robt. Reel Surveyr may ap- 
pear before yor Ilonrs to Shew reason before yor Honrs for Such the 
Contempt And that yor Peticonr may be relieved in the premises 
and he shall pray &c. < his 

William 7 Barecock." 

By tracing down the title of this tract, the location of the Indian 
Lands in Pasquotank can be definitely fixed. — Ed. 


(Original in the Court House at Edenton ) 

"To ye Honble Court of Chancery. 

William Bray in all humble manner Sheweth that Mr. Joseph 
M. Commander now deceased late provost Marshall for this Govern- 
ment did by a certaine writeing under his hand bearing date tbc 


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Thirteth day of July 1697 oblidge himself to pay to yor Orator or 
order the just Sum of Term pounds for bringing two Runaway "Ne- 
groes one hundred Miles according to Act of Assembly to prison as 
by the sd writeing may appear and part of the sd Tenn pounds men- 
tioned in the said Writeing yor humble Orator paid to the person 
that first apprehended & brought the sd Negroes to him upon Confi- 
dence of the said Comanders Writeing by order of the precinct Coll 
of Coratuck But now soe is it may it please this Honoble Cort that 
yor humble Orator wholly trusting to the honesty and Integrity of 
the sd Joseph M. Comander did not take any Evidence to the sd 
Writeing And yor humble Orator further Sheweth that since the de- 
cease of the sd Joseph M. Comander he brought his action att a 
Cort holden for. this precinct of Pascotank agt James Tooke & John 
Tooke Executors of the last will &■, Testament of the sd Joseph M. 
Comander and for want of Evidence to the writeing was by them non 
suted soe that yor humble Orator is left utterly remediless by the 
Strict Rules of the Comon Law & only relievable by the Equity of 
this honoble Cort And Therefore humbly prays that the sd James 
Tooke ' & John Tooke may be subpened, to appear before this honoble 
Court to answer to Such Questions' relateing to the premises as the 
humble Orator shall propose & that upon Consideration of the whole 
matter Such relief may be granted to the Humble Orator as shall ap- 
pear to be most' just & Equitable & shall ever pray &c. 
' '"' ■' '■■-■• '■ Test, Tho: Abington Cur Clk Chan." 


' '■■■' '■■■'■■ OF HIS VESSEL. 

(Original in the Court House at Edenton.) 

"North Carolina To ye honble Court now Setting for this Gov- 
! ernmt of North Carolina. , , - ; . ; 

Sdmund Ashley Humbly Conceives he is not Liable to ye Seizer, 
of wch ye Vessell now lyes under for these reasons following Viz. 

Impr, first ye Act whereby they Prtend Sizer Requires An Officer 
f,or Registering., of Vessells, in each place where Custom Officers 
are yt all owners & Masters may Aply themselves to wch was nnt in 
this place nor no other till my last Arrivall & then I offered to per- 
form yt wt ye Law in ye, Case did provide . * , * * Instant Aprill 
& my Clearing from Port Bellomont & no such thing was Required 
of mee nor was Such office open nor when I cam from Boston no Such 
office was. open there, & ye Law imposes, no impossibilytyes for till 
such office is Left open & officers weer Apoynted no person Could 



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pform wt ye Law doth Require therefor I conceive there is no 
Breach of ye Law lyes on me for at my Comeing here I aplyed myself 
to do as is abovesd & Could not Certificate. 

Edmund Ashley." 
Stars represent part missing. — Ed. 



(Original in the Court House at Edenton. ) 


North Carolina, To ye Genell Cotirt. The Humble petition of 
Joseph M. Comander Sheweth — That whereas Jno. Harvey Esqr. 
dec'd by his last will & testimt did make yor Peticonr and Jno. 
Whitehead & Mr. Sam'l Comander his heirs and gave to them one 
half of his psonal estate and in case of death of any of them ye Sur- 
vivors to be their heirs this peticon Sheweth that ye sd Whitehead 
hath been at lawfull age above 7 years by wch he has lost his claime 
to the sd Land & legacy therefore the peticoner in behalfe of himself 
& his brother Sam'l Comander prayeth to have possession of the sd 
land & psonall Estate & shall pray. 

Joseph Mathew Commander. 

We have made diligent search for the original or a copy of the 
will of Governor John Harvey, but so far without success; if any of 
our readers can 'give us a clue to its resting place, a great favor will 
be conferred. — Ed. 


"A Liste of the thithables from the Est said of Harvey's Crek to 
the west said of Elaty Creek, taken by me Francis Delamere. 

Joseph Commander 3, Thomas Wiugood 1, Thomas Weelch five 
Negroes 5, Captne John Hunt 1 four negroes 5, Charles Jones, John 
Griffin two negroes 4, Mr. Muschampt & William Rawly son 2, Wil- 
liam Bread & Thomas Pawmer 2, Stephen Munday 1, John West, 
Benj. Masiquay, Stephen Masiquay a negro 4, Isaac Rowdon, 
Ephraim Coste & a negro 3, John Bellman 1, Richard Stamp, 
Thomas Stamp, Jeremiah Spross 3, Benj. West & a negro 2, James 
Hunter & Mawrice Cuningham 2, Anthony Markham, Daniel 
Mackiel & two negroes 4, Isaac Delamere 1, Robert White, Vinson 
white, Petre Fourre & John Fourre 4. Total 46. , ., . 


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(Original in the Court House at Edenton, N. C.) 

"Tho Pollock defendant to the action of the Case brought against 
him by Major Lewis Burwell & Capt Tho Godwin Exrs. of Coll Jno. 
Lear Exr. of Mdm Anna Lear Pltf. (saving to himself all other 
maner of advantages and Pleas) says That the sd declaratione and 
Matter therein Specified and contained are insufficient for the plain- 
tiff to have his action against the Def endantt : and thatt he is nott 
bound in manner and forme as is declared against him to answer 
whiten he is ready to Make appear: wherefore the def endantt hum- 
bly Craves judgement and thatt the Plaintiff from the sd Action May 
be debarred and precluded k outt. 

Tho Pollock. 

The Answer of Thomas Pollock defendt to the Bill of Complaint 
of Majr Lues Burwell and Captn Tho Godwin Complainants. 

The defendt sayeth thatt finding nothing in the bill bott whatt is 
to be answered in the interrogotoryes, he thinks his answering of 
them was sufficient answer to the whole bill whitch is as follows 

Answer to the first Interrogatory — Ther came in Mr. Blanyes 
Ketch: after Madam Lears death (to the best of my Knowledge) 
consigned to Madam Anna Sothell from Coll Jno. Foster in Boston 
on Bail Goods containing to the best of My Knowledge and Memory 
on Rug: Six paire Blanketts aboutt twoe yds Silke and twoe heads 
for Standing Stools also Cum in Somthing in packing Cloth Lyke 
a glass Case and Two Toes for the Standing Stodls and on Little 
Bundle Seeming to have som Brass or pewter hoops in itt : eight pott 
pans : and from Mr. Blany himself on pair gloves for Mdam Lear : 
Coll Fosters Letter, his acct Currantt his invoice of goods sentt on 
By Mr. Blany and I think the Second Bill of Lading for goods sentt 
in befor by Mr. Ashly with a bill of lading for thirty on barrels porke 
shipt aboard Mr. Ashley consigned to Coll Jno. Foster in Boston 
The above mentioned goods & papers being all to the best of my 
Knowledge and Memory thatt came to My possession The goods 
are I think in my Custody & the papers I sentt in to Coll Leare by 
Mr. Andrew Ross. 

Answer to the 2nd Interrogatory. 

I desyer thee meaning May be explained being putt in posses- 
sion of Most of the goods by Mr. Porter delivering me the Key of the 

Answer to the 3d Interrogatory. 

I hope this Honoble Court may judge thatt I had other business to 

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doe then to rekon on over every bitt of rope old Block & old Stumpes 
of Nails. 

Answer to the 4th Interrogatory. 

As to the number and weightt of the hogs ther being many of them 
Killed while I was abroad and I thinke when I was att home my peo- 
ple being abroad the stilliands in reeeaving thatt I believe ther was 
nott many of them weighed : But to the best of my Knowledge there 
■was no more then was apprised and I believe nott so many: 

Answer to the 5th Interrogatory. 

To the best of my Knowledge I had broiight over Mr. Southells 
plantatione eighty twoe old and young and had no more any wher 
else as I remember of only one that Mr. Hawkins Killed or Caused 
to be Killed. 

Answer to the 6th Interrogatory. 

The chares in the Hall as ye Call itt And the chares in the Upper 
Chamber being now together I cannott be positive But had no 
More' as was apprised to the best of my Knowledge. 
Answer to the 7th Interrogatory. 

As for the Pewter and Brass iff they please to give me Security 
for paymentt for my trouble I will take payns to weigh itt iff itt can 
be found But to the best of my Knowledge I had no more aa was 
apprised being all delivered by Mr. Hawkins who was intrusted wt 
the goods at thatt plantatione by Coll Lear and Showed the apprisers 
whatt to apprise. Thomas Pollock." 


"To tho: Snoden. Ellenor Buckley Dr. To Lrs of Admin- 
istration 00£ 05s. OOd. To recording power of Attorney 00£. 02s. 
06d— 00£. 07s. -06d. Exrs Excepted per Tho: Snoden. 

John Bellitt Dr. To pet cop' & order vs Davis 00£. 03s. OOd. 
To Spa Calling & order 00 03 00 To Search for will & Coppy 
00. 03. 06—00. 09. 06. Erors Excepted per Tho Snoden. 

Jonathan Jones Dr. To Warrant & .-three Rights 00 — 17—06. 
To Pattent ct 00—11—02; 01—08—08. Tho: Snoden. 

George Harris Dr. To pet Cop' & order about the Island of 
Marsh 00 — 03—00. To Search for order of Councill 00—01—00. 
To pet Cop & order -about Algroves will 00—03—00; total 00 — 07. 
— 00. Erors Excepted per Tho. Snoden. 

Joseph Jordan Dr. To acknowedgemt, of a Deed of Sale pet 
Copy & order for the great Seale & Drawing Certificate 00 — 10 — 00. 

John Markle Dr. To Pattent ct 00—11-4)2. 

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Joseph Pegge Dr. To John Brownes Pattent ct 00 — 11 — 02. 

Mr. Thos Boyd. To acknowledgemt of a Deed of Sale from Sara 
Payne 00 — 02 — 06. To recording Exrs of the appraisemt, of Wests' 
Estate 00—01. 06. To Cop Inventory of Wests Estate 00^02—1 
06. To pet Cop & order, Heckelfield vs. Burnett 00. 03. 00. Tp| 
pet Cap & order about Francis West 00 — 02 — 06. To acknowl- 
edgmt of a Deed of Sale from Saml. Payne 00. 02. 06. To 2 Pat-. 
tents recording ct 01 — 02 — 04 (footed up) 01 — 16—10. To a 
probatt & recording Mr. Burnetts will Coppy & receiving 00 — 10 
—00. Inventory 02. 06. 10—02. 06. 10. Erors Excepted per 
Tho Snoden. 

Mr. McBride Dr. To cop order of Court Waine vs. Jennings 
00—01. 00. To probatt & recording 00—05. 00. To Cop Will & ..' 
record Crtificate 00—04—06. Totall 00. 10. 06. 

Mr. McGregor Dr. To Probatt & record 00—05. 00. To Cop 
Will & record Cert. 00. 04. 06. To record inventory 0.0—02—06; 
00. 12. 00. Erors Excepted per Thos Snoden." 

The above gives some idea of the fees allowed the Clerks of the 
Court. Mr. Snoden was Clerk about 1702. — Ep. 

Francis Foster and Joseph Sutton were Guardians to Richard 
Whedbee and Deborah Whedbee, the mother of these children mar- 
ried 2nd Dennis McClendon (1702). "Jno Stepney Clk Court." 

North Carolina — ss. Mr. Nathaniel Chevin, Sr. — I shall in- 
treat you to lett Mr. William Wilkison or his order Have A Patt in 
his or his ordrs Xame for a tract of land for four hundred Acres 
of land Surveyed for Sam Swann in Lilly Creeke as I haveing sold 
ye same to him. I am Sr. Yor humble Servt 

Apriell 9 : 1702. Jonathan Bateman. 

"North Carolina — ss. By ye Honble President. •. 

Out of ye trust & Confidence, I have of ye Ability Prudence &• 
Integritie & Loyallty of you Mr. Jno Hecklefeild Do hereby Com-; 
missionate and appoynt you Captaine of ye Malitia on ye North 
East Side of Pequimons River," ..,■ ■.,..... 

This paper is without date or signature. — Ed. , • 

"1ST. Carolina — ss. To ye Genell Court, ' , J 

Anthony Alexander humbly Sheiveth that he hath right to, 200 
acres of Land by the Importacon of himself e Ann his wife, An-.. : 
thony his son & Jno Mason his servt. wch he is ready to prove & prays 
& Cert & shall pray. W. Glover. CI Cur." 

Anthony Alexander was the founder of the Alexander- family in '; 
Eastern North Carolina; he settled prior to 1700 in that part of 

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Albemarle County, now Tyrrell County. Dr. Ab. Alexander, the 
present member of the House of Representatives from Tyrrell 
County, is one of his descendants. — Ed. 


"Edward Mullen 3, William Steel 1, Mathyus Towler 2, Mr. Car- 
roon 1, John Lewin 1, David Blake 3, Robt. Kitching 1, Jacob Pet- 
terson 7, Henry Jonson 1, Timothy Pead 1, Mark Tully 1, Thomas 
Young 1, John Scarbrough 1, Edward Jelfe 2, John Billet 1, Rich- 
ard Gesper 1, Richard Sanderson Jr. 3, Henry Slade 4, Richard 
Sanderson Sr. 5, Robert Gard 1, Charles Draper 1, Thomas Lowd 
2, George Richards 1, "William Corry. 1, Edward Taylor 1, Foster 
Gervice 7, Lend Smith 2, Thomas Taylor 1, George Cooper 1, John 
Bell 4, John Pell 1, William Fuller 1, Est John Sanderson 3, Samuel 
Barnes 2, Thomas Vince 1, Humphrey Vince 3, Richard Cominfut 
1, Richard Harris 1, John Baker 1, Andrew Consoll 1, Peter Par- 
ker 1, Robert Jones 1, Thomas Jains 1, Thomas Vandermerln 5, 
William Bastnett 3, Thomas Grandy 5, Thomas Tulle 3, Edmund 
Barron 1, William Bray 1." : 

This paper is also without date. — Ed. 


(Original in the Court House at Edenton, N. C.) 

"Mr. Porter Esqr. Represents Mar. Ashley, Mr. Newhjy, Jno. 
Archdale, Mr. Hawkins for N. Trott, Whereas There is no person at 
this Board that represents the Heirs or Successors of ye Rt. bono. 
John Lord Granville, This Board Doth therefore Appoint E. M. 
to represent the Heires or Successors of ye aforsd Rt. hour J'n 
Lord Granville af oresd till such time as the Lords Proprs pleasure 
be knowne or ye pleasure of ye person haveing Authority to Nomi- 
nate Accqrdingy v Mr. E. M. took ye Oaths as by Law Appointed and 
had his place at this Board accordingly." 

Oil the back of this paper appears the following: 
"To the Honble Edward Moseley Esqr Collo. I out of the Trust 
& Confidence I have In the Loyalty, Courage and good Conduct of 
you Edwd M. Do hereby Commissionate and apoynt you the sd E. M. 
Collonell of all the Regiments in This Province of North Carolina 
Impowering you to Comand all Military Inferiour Officers to take 
a List of all the Soldjers Names in their Company And a true Coppy' 
thereof to Return to you And you are to Cause yor Inferiour Officers 
to see their Soldjers Exercised in Arms as often as the Law directs 

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And see or Cause to be seen they have well fixed Arms and Ammuni- 
tion fitt for Service whensoever for the preservation or Defence of 
the Governmt as they shall be thereunto Required And I doe hereby 
Require Inferior Officers and Soldjers to yield you due Obedience 
And in Case any Mutineyes, Conspiracys, Sedicon or Rebellion to 
you discovered you shall forthwith give Comand to yr Inferiour 
Officer or Officers or so many of them as you shall think fitt or Con- 
venient for the Suppressing thereof and Apprehending the delin- 

Unfortunately, no date appears, but Col. Edward Moseley did not 
appear in the Province until about the time of Gov. Henderson 
Walker's death in 1704, hence we are inclined to the opinion that 
this commission was issued about the time of the Carv trouble. — Ed. 


"AUGST 27, 1692." 

"A List of wahat goods did belong to William Hoskins acording 
to Appraisement, to a Meare, bridell & Sadell 04£, to 6 Cowes & 
three Calves 08. 07. 00, to 2 Stears 1 of 5 years ould & the other 2, 
02, 19. 00, Eaighty foot of ould plank 00. 05. 00,. to 2 Sowes & 9 
Shoats 02£. To 1 bed & bolster, 1 Ruge, 1 Blankit, 1 Sheat & 1 
bedsteed 00—16. 00; 1 paire of Racks, 1 pott & pot hooks 00—12.- 
00, to 2 barells & 1 English hogshead 00—04. 00, to 1 Chest & 1 . 
Remnant of Cloath 00—12—00, to 1 Bibell 00—05. 00, to 7 hun- 
dred waight of tobacco 02. 10. 04, to 1 pr Stillyeards 00. 02. 06, 
7 pound ould Pewter 00. 15. 04, to 1 gun 01. 00* 00 — 27£. 4s. 5d. 


To the honoble Landgrave Robert Daniel Esqr Lieutent Gene rail, 
Vice Admiral and Deputy Governor of North Carolina and the 
Honoble Councill of State — The humble Address of the Subscribers 
Inhabitants of the prcinct of Pascotank: Humbly Sheweth unto yor. 
Honors That whereas the people cal'd Quakers by their fair promises 
of Small Leaveys & other Specious prtences of standing up for the 
good and welfare of the Country have Seduced and Drawn away Sev- 
erall of the Meaner Sort and Meanest Capacities of the Inhabitants 
of this prcinct and by Such Sinister and prnicious meanes increased 
their numbers and consequently gotten Votes and procured them- 
selves to be Elected Members of the House of Burgesses when their 

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only Aym has been to carry on Some Underhand designe Even to the 
unhingeing and pulling down the foundations of the Government it 
self For prevention whereof for the future we most humbly pray yor 
Honors to take some Speedy Course and remedy as to yor Honors 
shall Seem most meet and that what person soever that shall be 
Elected by any Such indirect Meanes as aforesaid shall be Made 
utterly incapable of acting as Member of the said house of Bur- 
gesses And that none be capeable of Sitting there as a Burgess unless 
he shall freely take the Oaths appointed by Law upon the Holy 
Evangelist according to the laudable Custome of ye native Kingdom 
the Kingdom of England. And further we most humbly pray yor 
Hours to order that the Accounts of the last Sessions of the last As- 
sembly may be adjusted that thereby the Inhabitants may plainely 
See how much they are abused by Such Specious & Clandestine 
p'tences, All wch we humbly lay before yor Hours grave & Serious 
Considerations & pray redress in the premises And as in duty bound 
we shall alwayes pray &c. 

Robert Wallis : Richard Madren Jr. : Richard Horton : 
Joseph Reding: Jno Jennings: Joseph Perry: William 
Madron: Wm. Relf: Samaull Davis: Wm.' Collings: 
Joseph Pegs: Hugh Campbell: Wm. Spoosen: Bartho 
Hovitt: Wm. Brothers: Zac'y McKeel: Wm. Barefield: 
Edwd Bradshaw : Francis DeLa Mare : Tho Boyd : Tho 
Relf: John West: Daniell Rice: John Coup: Robt. 
Kerell: Thomas MacKeel: Benjamin West. 

The above paper bears no date, but was evidently executed, during 
Landgrave Robt. Daniels' term as Governor (1704 to 1706). — Ed. 


(Original in the Court House at Edenton, N. C.) 

"North Carolina — ss. Anne by the Grace of God Queen of Eng- 
land &e. To the Provt. Marshall of the Province afsd Greeting. 
Whereas at a Court held for the Province afsd the 24th day of Feby. 
Anno Dom. 1695 before the Honble Thomas Harvey Esqr then 
Deputy Governor of our sd Province and the Honble Dan'll Akshurst 
and his Associate then Justices of our sd Court Patrick Henley and 
Sarah his wife Executrix, of the last Will and Testamt of John Cul- 
peper late of Pascotank- Gent. deed, obtained an attachmt agt the 
Estate of Joshua Lamb late of this Province deed, for the Sume of 
Twenty and Seven pounds wth Cost wch sd attachment was returned 




Recokds of Albemarle Ootjnty. 

by Thomas Relph then Marshall of the sd Province In these words 
following ( Vizt.) I the Subscriber being then Marshall could not find 
so much of the Estate of Joshua Lamb in this Governmt: And 
whereas the sd Patrick Henly. is since Deed and the sd Sarah his 
Wife is now the Exx of the last Will & Testamt of the sd Patrick and 
thereof hath taken letters Testamentary and hath intermarried 
wth Matthew Pritchard of the Precinct of Pascotank afd You are 
therefore to. make.knowne to Mary Lamb Exx of the sd Joshua 
Lamb by good and lawfull men of your Bailiwick that she be and 
appear at the next Genrall Court to be held for our sd Province at 
the house of Capt John Hacklefield in Little River in the sd Province 
to shew Cause if any she have why an Elegit should not go agt the 
Estate of the sd Joshua Lamb according to the Act of Assembly in 
that Case made and have you there this Writt and the names of the 
Persons before Whome you Execute the Same Dated at the Secrys. 
Office the 20th day of February Anno Dom 1705. Test, T. Knight 
. Sec'ry." 



North Carolina — ss : To the Honble Deputy Governr & Councill — 
The humble Petition of Wm. Lewis most humbly Sheweth : That yor 
Peticonr is & hath been an Inhabitant 'of Pampticoe in this Gov- 
ernmt for the Space of one year & noe longer and That Captn Wm. 
Barrow prsent Collectorr of the Leveyes art Pampticoe hath Chargd 
\or Peticonr with two yeares Levyes & hath Threatened other In-. 
habitants of sd Place who hath lived in this Governmt for the sd 
terme of one year upon refusall of paymt to Distraine for two years 
Levyes — Wherefore yor Peticonr humbly prayes yor Honors result 
in the premises whether or no yor peticonr is Chargeable in Maner 
•aforesd and he as in duty bound shall pray &c. 

-. • •-•••' his 

William W Lewis. 
mark . 

On the back of a paper dated 7th October, 1695, is the following: 
"Whom God doth Bless Lett no man Curse. In Christ is ye full- 
ness of Righteousness, Christs meritts & al Workes do not hold well 
together. Neither can man become meeatt for heaven by his 
Workes, there is no other way to Salvation but Christ and him Cruci- 
fied for ye Blood of Christ Cleanseth from al Sine." - ;-... ........ .►' 

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(Original in the Court House at Edenton, N. C.) 

May 1708. Dr. to John Pettiver for Costs and mealeing at his 
For 2 Wethers at 6s. for a barrell Strong Drink 01£— 05s— 00, 
for 7 gallons Rum expended 02£ — 02s. — 00, for 50 pound Sugar 
aded in Drink and Vittles 02£. 10s. 00 : for beafe and porke and 
fowles, wheat flour, Butter Expended 5£ 00. 00 ; for Loging and 
Dviatt of 24 men for one day and nighte 01£ 10s — 10 ; for 4 ser- 
vants attendance for one Weake 01£. 05. 00; for ye trouble of my 
house for ye Councill 02£. 00. 00. In all 17£. lis. OOd. • . 

The sessions of the Council were evidently attended with a great 
deal of cost, this one especially; the amount of "strong drink and 
rum"' used on this occasion, it is to be hoped, was above the average 
used on such occasions. — Editor. 


(Original in the Court House at Edenton, N. C.) 

"No. Carolina — ss. By the Honble ye presidt & Coun'll a Procla- 

Whereas ye Lds Proprs by their Comision bearing date ye 8th day 
of March 1706-7 have anulld & made void all Comisions, Granted 
by Sr. Nath: Johnson Knt to ye Honble Thos. Gary and hath ap- 
pointed the Governmt of this place to be administred by their Presdt 
& Councill Wee doe by this our proclamacon Declare that all Comis- 
sions to ye respective others of this Governmt and ye process & 
Suites therein Depending shall Continue in forme & Proceed tilt 
further ordrs from this board. 

God Save ye Queen W. Glover, 

O Francis Foster John Porter, 

Gabeiell Newby. Jno. Hawkins. 


(Original in the Court House at Edenton, N. C.) 

No. Carolina — ss. By the Honble ye Presidt & Councill — A 
Whereas some of ye membrs of ye Grand Courte are Imploy'd in 
her Maj'ts Service thereby hindred from attending att ye next Court 


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to be held att ye house of Capt. Jno. Hecklefield on ye last Tuesday 
of ys Instant July: ordered yt ye sd Court be adjourned till ye last 
Tuesday in Augt next being ye 27th of ye sd Month & itt is hereby 
adjourned. Given under theire hands & ye Seale of ye Collony ye 
15th day of July Ao Dom 1706. 

God Save the Queen. W. Glover, 

Thomas Pollock, 

OJohn Arderxe, 
Edwd. Moseley. 


(Original in the Court House at Edenton, N. C.) 

JSTo. Carolina — ss. To ye honble the Court of Chancerv. 
. The Bill of Complt of Wm. Relfe Complt agt the Honble Coll'll 
Tbos. Cary in this Honble^Court prsent Deft. In humble wise Com- 
pleaineng, Sheweth unto your. Honrs: that in ye yeare 1701 your 
Orator was Imployed by ye honble Col Robt. Daniel then Deputy 
Govr of this province to Collect ye Quitt Rents in Pascotank river by 
Virtue of which power your Orator did Collect & receive one hun- 
dred & Sixty bushels of Indyan Corne but soe it was may it please 
your Honors: that before your Orator had rendred ye Same or any 
acct thereof to ye sd Robt. Daniell The sd Coll'll Thos. Cary arrived 
in this Governmt wth Comiscon to be Deputy of ye Same and as Soone 
as ye said Deft had published ye same to ye said Deft Sent a cer- 
taine writeing under his hand as Dep Governr to yor Orator thereby 
requireing your Orator to Keep all Such Sume or Sumes of money 
or other things as he had reed for Quit rents in his hands untill fur- 
ther ordr from him as he (yor Orator) wo'd answer ye Contrary at 
his peril — In Obedience to which Comand yor Orator did reteyne ye 
afsd One hundred & sixty bushels of Corne & refused to deliver ye 
Same to ye afsd Coll'll Daniell when demanded And your Orator 
further Sheweth that at Divers other tyemes your Orator told ye 
sd Deft by wt Authority he received the afsd Corne and that Coll'll 
Daniell had sent to demand ye Same and requested his honrs orders 
wt to doe wth it for that he thought to deliver it to him by whose 
power he received it and ye said Deft then told him that he ought to 
observe his order (viz. to keep the same till further orders from him) 
which if he did he ye sd Deft wo'd have been harmless and he shod 
Come to noe Damage thereby or words to that Effect. In pursu- 
ance whereof your Orator wholly relying .upon ye word & promise of 
ye Deft, did keep ye sd Corne in his Custody until the Same was ut- 

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terly Spoiled and your Orator further Sheweth that the afsd Col. 
Daniell did Since that time Comence a Suit in this Honble Court 
agt yor Orator for ye afsd Corne & obteyne a Decree for ye Same 
wth Costs als Exc as by ye proceeding now ready to be produced doth 
appear pursuant to which decree yor Orators body was taken in 
Exoctn and thereby oblidged to pay ye sd Corne & ye Costs of ye 
afsd Suite to ye afsd Coll'll Daniell And ye afsd Deft doth now 
utterly refuse to pay ye Same again unto your Orator or give your 
Orator any redress therein tho' by yor Orator thereto often re- 
quested Notwithstanding his faithful promises as afsd Contrary to 
all Equity & Good Conscience Soe that yor Orator is left wholy 
remedeless in ye premises & is likely utterly to lose ye afsd quantity 
of 160 bush'lls of Corne wth ye afsd Costs unless releived by yor 
Honors Justice, Equity & Good Conscience Doe therefore in all 
humble manor pray that the sd.Coll. Thos. Cary may answr Make 
to all & Singular ye premises and this your Honrs will then award 
that the sd Coll Cary may pay unto yor Orator as well all ye Costs and 
demages Susteyned by reason of ye afsd Suite in this Honble Court 
& by ye Storehouse roome, of ye afsd Corne for near twelve months 
and all other ye trouble and travell occasioned to your Orator thereby 
as ye aforesd Quantity of One hundred & Sixty Bushels of Corne 
and your Orator as in Duty bound shall pray. 

T. Knight Sect'y. 

From a grant to Edmund Chancy dated 21st day of February, 
1696, it appears that the following persons constituted the Lords 
Proprietors Deputys at that time ; the name of the Governor also 
appears, viz., "John Archdale," Deputy Governor; Councillors: 
"Daniel Akehurst, Francis Tomes, Thomas Pollock, Samuel Swann, 
Henderson Walker." Original in Court House at Edenton. In 
1698 Thomas Harvey appears as Deputy Governor with the same 
members (as above) as Deputies or Councillors. — Editor. 


(Original in the Court House at Edenton, N. C-) 

"No. Carolina— ss. The Honble Hendrson Walker Esqr. Presi- 
dent of ye Councill & Comandr in Chief Came here ye 3d day of ye 
Genrll Cort & givs ye Court how to understand & be informed 

That Whereas By an Act of Assembly made for preventing Sab- 
bath Breaking yett by Information of Robt, Murrey made to ye 
Honble President Mr. Stephen Swaine ye sd Act not Regarding & 
ye Penalty thereof not Hearing Did unlawfull Brand a hors on ye 

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Sabbath Day and bring horses out of ye Woods in order thereunto 
Wherefore ye Honabl President prays ye Penality of the sd Act may 
be Inflicted upon ye sd Swaine." 

The date is not given, but between 1699 and 1704. — Ed. 


(Original in the Court House at Edenton, N. C.) 

"To the Honoble the Deputy Governor and Councell and the Wor- 
full house of Burgesses. 

The Humble address of the Inhabitants of Coratuck liveing on the 
North West River Hunibly Shew that being soe neer as is Supposed 
to the Line of Virginia that many of us are great Sufferers to the 
Loss of Severall Tracts of Land by Surveys and patents granted out . 
of Virginia and we the Inhabitants aforesaid haveing been alwayes 
obedient to this Governmt and desire to be alwayes Soe continued 
did in the time of the Bight Honoble John Archdale Esqr then Gov- 
ernr bring as an grievance to Mr. John Bennett then Chosen a Bur- 
gess of or prcinct the sd grievance aforesd In order to which he did 
prfer a petition on or behalf to the aforesaid Governor & Honoble | 
Councill of State of this Government then Assembled in Parliament 
which Honoble Governor wth the Rest of the Honoble Councill 
thought it reasonable that we the Inhabitants aforesd Should not 
be forced to take patents or pay Quitt Rents for or<Land untill the 1 
Line be runn between her Maties Dominion of Virginia and this 
Governmt. Soe f arr as its Inhabited on the North West River 
aforesd Butt the Line being not yett Run and we the Inhabitance 
aforesaid lying under the Same Circumstance and agrievance doe 
find orselves very Uneasy. We doe humbly address orselves to .the 
Honoble Deputy Governor and Councill and Worfull House of 
Burgesses that we the Inhabitants of the North West River afore- 
said may now have patents granted us for what Land we have Sur- 1 
veyed in this Govrment we being willing to pay or Rents from the 
Date of Such Patents as is Customary. 

Rich'd. Sanderson Junr : Ben Tulle, 
Rich'd: Cominfort: Thos. Taylor, V 

Wm. Bateman. 

Gentlemen — I am informed that the Lords Quitt rents have been 
unpayd by Some of the within menconed Inhabitants for the space 
of Twenty or thirty yeares & to remitt the whole is a Greatt Hard- 

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shipp but. upon Consideracon doe promise to remitt all (except five 
yeares Quitt rents) which I doe expect Yors 

Robt. Daniell. 
By order — Tho Snoden CI of ye Assembly. 

Either 1705 or early in 1706. — Ed. 


IN 1713. 

In a power of attorney as follows: "Know all men by these pres- 
ents that I Sarah Kasewall off Alligator Creek in ye precinct of Pas- 
cotank Albemarle County and province of North Carolina," &c, it is 
clearly shown that Alligator Creek, now a part of Tyrell County, 
was included in Pasquotank Precinct at the time of the execution of 
the above power of attorney, to-wit, April 23, 1713. — Ed. 


"This bill'bindeth me Rich'd Peniston Juner of ye Island of Ber- 
muda unto Mr. Wm. Collins him or his Heyres or Assignes in ye 
Sum of five pounds for to be pd in Salt at half a Crown which is 
two shill and Six pence the Bushel for to be paid by ye tenth of 
December next Ensuing the danger of the Seas only Excepted for 
ye sd Penistons arrivall here Into the river of Pascotanke as wittness 
My hand this 23d of May 1702. Rich'd: Peniston. 

Thos I Mackey * 

Edward X James. 

Feby. 28, 1707-8. 

Proved by the oathes of Thos. Mackey & Edwd. James — before 
me W. Glover. 

Jonathan Jacocks first married Eliz Collins, widow and executrix 
of William Collins, above named, and they brought suit in 1708-9 
to recover the amount. — Ed. 


"I Robert West of Choan Precinct doe hereby make and appoint 
Thomas Boyd my true and laAvfull Atturney for me to deliver and 
acknowledge a Bill of Sale of land att Flatty Creek Sold by me and 
my Brother Thomas to Rich'd Stamp att the Generall Court for this 


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Recoeds oe Axbemaele County. 

Province or any proper to wit. As witness my hand this 24 of 
Novr. 1707. 

Testes, John Arderne, Thomas Pollock. Robeet West/' 

Flatty Creek is in Pasquotank County, not far from Newbegun 
Creek, and Richard Stamp was a resident there in 1702, so say the 
records. — Ed. 


"The Entry of 640 Acres of Land I built on being ye fork of Neus 
River this in ye Secretaries office. We run up the Main River & up 
the Trent for this tract. If Any one make Requestt to ye. Honble 
Governor & Councill concerning ye Survey of an Entry of Land 
made by Ed Pitts lying in Matchapunga Creek pray object agt it 
being I entred it after ye Clark to Survey it & Pitts Tendered his 
' Assistance to go but I went there to Neus wth ye Honble Governor 
& this present Prsident Since then no opportunity has Ternd more- 
over ye Governr has given Honble word for Security of ye Same, 
there has a heap of work been done upon it." 

"No. Carolina — ss. These may Certifie whom it may Concern 
that Edward Pitts of Bath County Came to me Aprill last & desired 
to have a Tract of Land Surveyed for him lying in Matchapunga 
Creek att ye same time I was very busie about other Surveys in 
Pamplicough butt assured him to Survey it ye first opportunity & 
with all Entred it my Surveying Journall yt it might be Secured for 
ye Said Edward Pitts." August 7, 1705. 

John Lawson Surveyr. 

His Honr ye Governor & ye Honble Wm. Glover Esqr who had my 
Company to Neus. 


"Major Parris acquaints me that yor Father Archdale is Dead 
and that you are made one of his Exors which is probable he tells 
me may Call you home for England I know you Cannot make a 
Deputy but your Councell may make a President in your absence 
till you can give me notice whom you trust and at yor request I shall 
Send a Comission being willing to oblige you in any thing. — Chas. 
Town March 29, 1705." 

This paper is neither signed nor dated, but has the appearance of 
being a communication from Sir Nathaniel Johnson to the Deputy 
Governor of North Carolina. — Ed. 

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"North Carolina — ss. The Honble Edward Hyde Esqr., Govr., 
Capt. Gen'll and Adml. of this Province of North Carolina and 
ye rest of our trusty & well beloved Councillors of State Greet- 
To our Trusty and well beloved Majr Christopher Gale, Jno. 
Blount, Francis Delamare, Capt. Richard Sanderson, Capt. Thos. 
Relfe, Thos. Garrett, Esqrs. 

Wee being well assured of your Loyalty &c. Doe hereby Comis- 
sionate & appoint you &c. Justices for this Government of North 
Carolina to Keep or Cause to be Kept her Matys peace &c, Authorize 
and Impower you or any three of you &c. to hold a Gen'll Court for 
this Governmt &c. on ye last Tuesday in ye months of March, July 
and October &c. 
• Given under our hands & ye Seale of ye Collony this 12th day of 

J in ye Eleventh yeare of ye Reign of our Sovereign 

* * * of Great Britanie &c. Anno Dom 1712. 

Edward Hyde, 

OWm. Reed, 
T. Knight. N. Chevin, 

T. Peterson. 


"North Carolina — ss. To Christopher Gale Chief Justice and to 
John Blount, Thomas Miller, John Pettifer, Anthony Hatch, John 
Porter, Nicholas Crisp, Godfrey Spruell and Griffin Jones his as- 
sociates," &c. Same as the preceding paper, only it is dated "13th 
day of July Anno Dom 1714," and signed by 


Charles Eden. 


No. Carolina — ss. To Thos. Worsley Esqr. Coronr of ye Precinct 
of Beaufort in ye County of Bath. 
These are in her Matyes Name to will require you to arrest ye 
body of Coll'l Thos. Cary and him Safely hold that he be and ap- 
pear e at ye Next Generell Court to be holden at ye house of Capt. 
Thos. Lee in Chowan on ye last Tuesday in July next then and 


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there to answr-ye pit of Capt Emanuel Cleve Provost Marshall of 
ye County of Bath of a plea of ye Case Damage one hundred pounds. 
And have you there this Writt Dated at ye Secrys Office this 2d day 
of June Anno Dom 1712. , - 

Test, T. Knight Sect'y. 



"To the Honoble the General Court — The Humble Petition of the 
Inhabitants on ye West Side of Scupernung Sheweth, 
That yor Petitionrs are informed that an Order has been passed 
for yr Petitionrs to clear and make a road from' Scuponung to ye 
plantation of Mrs.. Aliz. Long And accordingly your Petitioners are 
required to make the said Road Altho your Petitionrs were never 
heard touching the said Road. And your Petitionrs conceiving that 
ye sd Order being obtained ex parte is not binding. Principally 
for that severall persons liveing within the Limits of ye Same are 
exempt from working the road. And ye Petitionrs Conceive having 
a road between ye Inhabitants of Cusponung &. ye So. Shore, it ought 
being a new Road to be laid out in two equal parts, So that each In- 
habitant might make their own parts k that the burthen of ye same, 
ought not to lye on your Petitionrs only & yor Petitionrs therefore 
pray this Court to take ye same into yr Consideration & order ye, 
Petitionrs to do only their proportionable part and as in Duty bound 
shall pray. 

Joseph Spruill, Sam '11 Spruill, Cutbert Phelps, 
Godfrey Spruill Junr., Jon. Deavinport, James 
Singleton, Charles Cradock, Jon. Fisheer, Henry 
Normen, Joseph Canings, Richard Burtonshall." 

No date, but after 1711.— Ed. 

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(Original in the Court House at Edenton, N. C.) 

"To ye Right Honble ye Governour & Rest of ye the Honeble Lords 
Proprietors Deputyes. 
The humble address of ye house of Burgesses shewing That we 
humbly Conceive yt in our last address we did not att all question his 
Honrs Power But ye greatest motive that Induced us to Present ye 
Last address was from Som words that we heard from his honr yes- 

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terday of his honrs haveing some other Papers or words" to ye like 
Effect wch moved & his house in ye Last address humbly to Requestt 
of his Honr yt iff his honr had any other Power more than what we 
have allready heard or Seen Either by Instructions or otherwise that 
this house may have a sight of it which we humbly now request: 
And ask for a Conference of Sake of by ye Honble Majr Sam'l 
Swann: we humbly Desire yt if your Honrs have any thing to In- 
forme This house by and of mouth yt your Honrs will be pleased to 
Deliver itt to ye Bearers hereof yt they may make report to this 
house. John Porter Speaker." 

This paper has no date. — Ed. 


"North Carolina 

General Court Glover against Cleaves. . 

Emanuel Cleaves late Provost Marsa of the County of Bath was 
attached to answer Charles Worth Glover Gent, of a Plea Wherefore 
by Eorce and Armes he did Take, Imprison & Evil deal with him the 
said Pit in Bath County &ca. 

And Whereupon the said Pit by Edward Moseley his attorney doth 
Complain That the aforesd Emanuel Cleaves the day of 
Anno Dom at in the County of Bath by force & 

Armes did Imprison & into his custody take and Evil deal with the 
said Pit and against the Law & Custom of Great Brittain did de- 
tain him in Prison a long time that is to say by the space of one 
Week And other harmes to him he did to the Great Damage of him 
the sd Pit and against the Peace of our Sovereign Lady the Queen 
Whereupon the Pit saith he is damnified & hath Damage to the value 
of an hundred pounds and thereupon he brings this action &ca. 

Moseley for the Pit." 

This action .was. brought during the reign of Queen Anne. 
Charles Worth Glover was in the Indian War of 1711 and 1712, and 
in Bath County at that time, hence we are quite sure this was about 
the time he was so roughly handled. The charge against him has 
not yet appeared.— Ed. 


i. - Chowan Precinct, <i 

"Mr. Snoden. Sr: — Frans Roundtree and George' Laseter In- 
formes me they spoke to you for Warrants for them selves and sum 




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.other persons and yo promised them to Contrive them to me but as I 
yet they are not Com to my hand be pleased to send them by ye first I 
Convenience allso be pleased to Send me a dozen of blank Warrants' 
for I much want for ye people of this prect wc Livess on ye borders! 
of Virginia when proved theire rights knowes not how to get their! 
warrants I have allso sent a Survey wc. I have Lately made I; 
would desire yo to send me a patent for ye same and I will Contrive 
it to ye person and becom yr paymaster for it. I could not seat his : 
warrt at present but shall take Cear it comes into yr OfHs wth out' 
faille be pies to favor me wth a line by Mr. Byrd and yo will oblidge 
ye frind and Serv't. 

Janerey ye 8 1702. Thos. Luten." 

Thomas Snoden was Secretary of the Colony and Thomas Lutenj 
Deputy Surveyor for Chowan Precinct at the time this note was ; 
written. — Ed. 

"October ye 25, ,1685. Received of Mitell Mackdaniell Six yeares j 
quit Rents being the full of all that was due to this deate hereof, li 
say received by mee Thomas Pierce.''' 


North Carolina. This my noat shall oblige Mrs. Will Brice my j 
Heirs or Execrs to pay unto Will Lewis or his orderes by the last 
of this Instant one Indian aged between 20 and 35 and to bee de-,: 
livered at his one plantation being in Pamlicough River. 

In Consideration hereof this Indian not Being delivered By the 
last of this Instant I the said Brice doe oblige mee Selfe to pay unto. 
Will Lewis or his orders fourteen pounds one halfe in Corrant Silver, 
money and the other halfe in drest Skinnes at two shillings per f 
pound the said money and skinnes to be delivered at the said Lewis 9 
plantation in Wittness hereof I have seat my Hand & Seal Anno 
Domini 1710-11 March ye 5th. Thestes, Will 8 Harris; Swan' 
Swanson. Wm. Brice. 



"To the Honoble' the Deputy Governor and Councill. 

May it please yor Honors We the members of this house haveino,' 
reed yor Honors Message as concerneing the paymt of or Quitt Rents 
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venient places (such as the members of this house shall appoint) be 
inserted on both sides the Shoar on Each prcinct where it must be 
paid because the prcincts many of them are divided by Rivers further 
praying that yor honors would be pleased to take what people can 
best pay in for what is due for the time prsent. 
Sent by Capt. Sanderson & Thos. Taylor. 

Wm. Wilkison, Speaker. 

No date, but prior to 1704. Colonel Wilkison died during that 
year. On the back of this paper is the following (Ed.) : 

''May it please yor Honors if you have any other Message to us 
we are ready to receive it otherwise we shall adjourn. 

"Wm. Wilkison, Speaker." 


"Shipped by the Grace of God in good order and well Conditioned 
by Emanuel Low & Comp. in and upon the good ship called the Mary 
Ann whereof is Master under God for this present voyage Joshua 
Sledd, and now riding at Anchor in Little River and by God's Grace 
bound for York River in Virginia to say fifteen Barrels of Salted 
Pork being marked V and numbered as in the Margent, and are to be 
delivered in the like good Order and well Conditioned, at the afore- 
said Port of York River (the danger of the Seas only excepted) unto 
Thomas Pariss or to his "assigns, he or they paying Freight for the 
said Goods five Shillings for Each barrel with primage and Average 
accustomed. In witness whereof the Master or Purser of the said 
ship hath affirmed to four Bills of Lading, all of this Tenor and 
Date ; the one of which Bills being accomplished the other to stand 
void And so God send the good ship to her desired Port in Safety, 
Amen. Dated in North Carolina ye 24th July 1716. 

Inside & Contents unknown pr me 

Joshua Sledd." 

This good ship reached her port in safety and delivered the pork, 
but a "howling tempest," in the shape of a law suit, overtook the 
consignee before the matter was settled. This bill of lading was 
filed among the papers, hence its preservation and publication, 186 
years after its execution. — Ed. -,- 

"Jeremiah Vail & wife Mary Suit vs. Richard Skinner states that 
when the said Mary was sole on the 10th July 1707 in Perquimans 
Precinct She sold &c. Not paid while sole nor after Espousals 
between ye sd Jeremiah & ye sd Mary were celebrated &c." 


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No. Carolina — ss. Christopher Gale Consignee of Baron Stephen . 
De Graffenreid. 

"I Christopher Gale Consignee of Baron Stephn D' Graffenreid. 
doe hereby Impower you to appear in ye precinct Court of Pasco- 
tank, & there to prosecute agt John Relfe one Action for nine pounds 
nine shill foure pence. And all soe one other Action against John 
Treveall for foure pounds sixteen Shillings Seaven pence halfe 
penny & to obtaine Judgemt for both ye Debts And in soe Doeing 
ys shall be yr Sufficient Warrant. Given under my hand Angst ye 
14th 1711. 

To Mr. Jno. Palin Shef. C. Gale. 

J.710. John Treveal Dr. £. s. d. 

8ber 29 To 20 yds Cantaloons att 2s ; 02. 00. 00 

To 1 Taylers Thimble 00. 00. 06 

To 3 yds Gartering 00. 01. 00 

" 3 dosn 1/7 buttons ..... ,'. . 00. 02. 07 V2 

" y 2 lb Couler'd Thred 00. 01. 06 

" 1 Toba Box 00. 02. 06 

"■ 1 papr pins & 1 m Ditto 00. 03. 00 

"? 1 Woo Themble. 1 Pepper : . 00. 07. 06 

" 1 Hatt ..01. 05. 00 

" l' Grose pipes 00. OS. 00 

" Prt Sam Pike 00. 05. 00 . 

£ 4. 

1710. John Relfe Dr. 

Sber 30. 



1 Grose Small Thred Buttons ..! 00: 

1 pr Snuffers 1 Thick Wax. \ 00 : 

"1 pr Kissars 1 pr small buckles 00 

2 prs None too prettys 1 ps Tape. ... 00 : 
6 yds Gartering 00 : 

1 m lOd Nailes ... 00: 

250 20d Nailes 00 : 

6 Dosn pipes 1 Hock Lock .......... 00 : 

2 silk Laces 2 Silk Hanckercheifes. . . 00: 

1 Do To 1,4 lb pepper 00 : 

li/ 8 yds Blew Holland att 4. .6 ..... . 00 : 

1 Venison pott . . 1 Knife .& forke . ■-.. .. V 00 : 

1 Hatt 1 lb Raisius ,. . . . .• . ... 01 : 

17: 00 

06: 03 

09: 06 

16: 06 

06: 03 

Attested by ye oath of 
Chr Gale Augt 20th 1711, 
before me W. Glover. 

£ 5: 09: 
Err'rs Excepted 

p me C. Gale. 

Recokds of Albemarle Cotjsty. 



"No. Carolina — ss. To the Honble Frederick Jones Chief Justice 
of North Carolina And to the rest of the Honble Members of 
the Generall Court. 
The Petition of Sam'l Spruill, Godfrey Spruill &c. on the behalf 
of themselves and others Inhabitants of the West Side of Cuscopen- 
ing River & other Districts. Humbly Sheweth That yor Petitionrs 
with others Inhabitants of sundry Districts on the South Shore of 
Chowan Precinct, have for these several years past, cleared and 
opened the Roads and made very good bridges within their several 
respective Limits, and Divisions notwithstanding the Same was very 
burthensome to them by reason of the few Inhabitants resideing 
within these Limits, Yet so it is may it please yor Honors That the 
inhabitants of South Lancaster altho' many in number at least 15 or 
16 tithables to about three miles of Road having neglected to repair 
the Roads & bridges within their Limits: have at the suggestion of 
Capt. Jno. Worley to the Precinct Court of Chowan held in October 
last, obtained an order of the said Court (without your Petitioners 
privity) whereby yor Petitioners with others were ordered to assist 
in clearing & makeing a Road within the Limits of the said South 
Lancaster Inhabitants Contrary to all Law k Reason. 
• Whereupon yor Petitionrs being Summoned to Work on the said 
South Lancaster Road preferred their Petition to the Prect Court of 
Chowan the 18 of this Instant Aprill praying to be releived against 
the said Order, and that yor Petitioners should not be Compelled to 
work out of their several respective Limits. But yor Petitioners 
were so farr from finding releif from the said Precinct Court of 
Chowan, that the said Court have confirmed their former order, and 
have further Ordered that each person refuseing to obey the same 
shall pay five shillings pr diem so long as they neglect, as by a Copy 
of the same order was held in open Court unto yor Petitionrs. Your 
Petitionrs moved that their appeal from the said Order of Court, to 
yor Honrs in the General Court might be Entred & allowed according 
to Law : But the said Justices of the Precinct Court would not ad- 
mit of yor Petitioners appeal but denied the same alleadging that 
Could not bei For they said the Genl Court had nothing to do 
therewith, & althqugh their said order was hard, they themselves 
could not alter it, untill the next year. All which proceedings, as 
well of ye said Capt. John Worley in moveing the Precinct Court of 
Chowan touching the said Roads, as the Orders passed by the said 
Precinct Court against yor Petitionrs, being very Erroneous & Con- 
trary to Law and the said Precinct Court refusing to admit of yor 


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Petitionrs appeal from their order unto yor Determination yor Pe- 
titionrs are Compelled to Pray yor Honrs to grant his Majesties 
Writt of Injunction commanding the said Justices of the said Pre- 
cinct Court of Chowan & all other officers & persons whatsoever from 
any further proceedings touching ye said Orders so passed in the 
said Court, untill yr Petitionrs have been heard before yor Honrs 
touching the iregularity of the said Proceedings ; And that the mem- 
bers of the said Precinct Court of Chowan be Commanded to Certify 
unto yor Honrs at the General Court to be holden for this Governmt 
in the month of July next at Queen Ann's Creek, their Proceedings 
agst yor Petitionrs. And that yor Petitionrs may be fully Relieved 
in the Premises And the said Orders so passed against them in 
the said Precinct Court of Chowan sett aside Yor Petitionrs as in 
duty bound shal Ever pray &c. 

Sam'l Spruell, Joseph Spruell, John Swain/' 

"Thomas Harris executed his will in August 1665 and died shortly 
thereafter leaving wife Diana and son John Harris. John Harris 
left a daughter Sarah who married Xathaniel Nicholson (suit of 
Elizabeth Goodlat executrix vs. Xathaniel Nicholson). Diana 

Harris md 2nd Foster, 3rd Thomas White. Harris settled 

near Muddy Creek in Perquimans." 

WAR, 1711-12. 

"The Humble Complts of John Cory Constable of ye precinct of 
Pasquotank Humbly Complaineing Sheweth unto yor Honors: 

"That whereas your Complt in his aforesd Capacity: by vertue of 
a Warrant from Capt. John Palin Dated the 29th Day of December 
last past was required and Comanded to Impress a.nd raise a De- 
tachment of Six men out of his Company to Joyne the forces then 
in Armes under the Comand of Coll'U James Moore : persuant to wch 
warrant : your Complt amongue others Did meat with and Impress 
Wm. Armure for and to be one of the sd Six Soulders as aforsd but 
he : the sd Wm. Armure out of his evill and Contentious mind and 
being Ripe for Rebellion him the sd John Cory; nor his authority 
Did or would Regard : but Instead : of submitteing or in the least 
Consenting to his Duty therein Did use and utter much falce, feigned 
and revileing Language, and threats against your Complt and the 
present Establisht Governmt : wch shall be fully made known : to 
your honrs when he the sd Wm. Armure shall be Called to make an- 

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swer thereunto may it please: your honrs therefore to Cause 
him the sd Wm. Armure personally to appeare : before your 
honrs by a warrant under your hands Directed to the 
Marshll. and to answer to such matters and things as by your 
Compltt shall be then and there: objected against him and to pass 
such orders and Judgemt as to your honrs shall seame reasonable wth 
out wch neither your Complt in a short time nor any other Officer 
Can or will be safe : in the Execution of his office. 

"The reason for my long Delay in a matter of so grate moment, 
shall be made known to your Honrs when I shall appear before you 
Till then I begg leave to Subscribe my Selfe. 

"Your Honrs Most Humble Servt,, 

"John Cory. 

"Please to lett Wm. Brothers and Mary 
his wife be Swn. 

"July 6th 1713. Jurat Coram me. — K Chevin. 

"To the Honble Nath Chevin and Majr Christo Gale 
Att Little River. These. R. I." (In the corner.) 


"Xorth Carolina — ss. To the Provost Marshall or Deputy. 

"These are in the Name of his Excellency the Palatine & the rest 
of the true & absolute Lords & Proprietors to will & require you to 
Summone all the Freeholders of the prcinct of Coratuck" to meet att 
the usual place for Electing of Burgesses in the said Prcinct att a 
ceitaine Time by you appointed there to elect & Chuse one 1 Substan- 
tial & Prudent Freeholder of the sd prcinct to be Burgesse in the 
room, of Wm. Bateman Deced which sd Burgesse is to appear on the 
2d Tuesday in August next att the place appointed for the meeting 
of the Assembly and make return hereof." 

The paper is neither signed nor dated. On the back appears the 
following items: 

"Ohpha Luten records for her proper marke a crop & under keel 
on the right Ear & a Crop & uper Keel on the left Ear." 

"John Hawkins Records for his Daughter Frances Hawkins this 
marke to-witt, an under Keel on the Right Ear & a Crop & Slitt & un- 
der Keel on the left Ear." 

"John Hawkins records for his Daughter Mary Hawkins this 
marke to-witt, an Under Keel on the right Ear & a Poplar Leaf on 
the Left Ear." 

"Rights for Sam Parsons, Richd. Simpson, David Jones, John 
Turner, Wm. Harris, James Robinson, Isaack Little & Jeremiah 


Records of Albemarle County. 

"Rights for Richd. Burtonshall, Walter Green, Mary Cobb, John 
Nowell, Jane Simmons, Richd. Jarvis, Bessie & Harry negroes." 

"Mr. to fill up Rich'd Rose warrt & to affix two Rights & to Draw 
a Pattent for Benjamin Nichollson's Name by the first Convenience. '' 

"Addresse of ye House of Comons. Upon due Consideracon of 
the above addresse and itt Sufficiently appearing by the Grand Deed 
upon Record here in this Governmt that the allegacons in the above 
addresse are true, 

"Itt is resolv'd that the people now inhabiting or that shall here- 
after inhabitt the South & South West Shoar of Albemarle & Chowan 
Rivers shall have Pattents for the Lands within ye County of Albe- 
marle according to the tenr & forme & att such Rates as the Grand 
Deed prscribes." 

The above items appear on a very old sheet of paper, bearing noth- 
ing to indicate the date of the session of the Assembly at which the 
transactions therein mentioned occurred. — Editor. 


"No. Carolina — ss. 

"To ye Provost Marshall of ye County of Albemarle or to his 

"Whereas at a Genii Court holden for ye province afsd at the 
house of Capt, Jno. Hecklefield in Little river on ye, last Tuesday in 
July Ano Dom 1711 before the Honble Nath'l Chevin and his As- 
sociate Justices of ye sd Court The Honble Wm. Glover Esq. ob- 
teyned a Judgemt agt Mr. Jno. Porter Senr (otherwise called The 
Honble Jno. Porter Esqr) for ye Sume of one thousand pounds 
Sterl : Debt also ye Sume of One pound Fifteen shillings & Eight 
pence Costs of Suite as by ye Said Judgemt remaining upon record 
may appeare. Nevertheless Execution of ye said Judgemt as yet re- 
mains to be done And ye Said Wm. Glover being Since Dead a 
Scire Facias was Issued out at ye Suite of Katharine Glover widdow 
& Admr of ye said Wm. agt ye said Jno. and Nihil returned thereon 
at a Genii Court holden for this province on ye last Tuesday in Octr 
last past since which tyme ye sd Katharine Hath Intermarryed wth 
Tobias Knight Esqr. and because wee will that in ye same Court, 
right be done & adjudged. 

"These are therefore in her Matyes name to will & require you that 
you cause to be made knowne unto ye said Jno. Porter by good and 
Lawfull men of your Bailywick that he be and appeare at ye next 



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Gen'll Court to be holden for this province at ye house of Capt. JnO. 
Hecklefield in Little Eiver on ye last Tuesday in March next then 
and there to show Cause (if any he hath) why Execution shall not 
goe out at the Suite 'of ye afsd Tobias Knight and Katherine his 
wife Exerx as afsd for ye Debt and Damages afsd and have you there 
this Writt of Sci fa. Dated at ye office this 4th day of Feby. Ano 
Dmi 1712-3. Test, J. Palin Clk Cur." 


"No. Carolina — ss. To the Provost Marshall or his Deputy. 

"These are In Her Maj'ies Name to will & require you to arrest 
ye body of Thos. Sparrow & him safely keep so yt he may be & ap- 
pear at our next Court to be held at Bath Town on ye first Tuesday 
in July next then & there to answer ye Suit of Robt. Blinkhorne In 
a -plea upon the Case & have there this Writt, Dated June ye- 11th 
1713. Jxo. Drinkwater, Clk Cur." 

"Upon wch Writt was return'd non est Inventus." 


"I Francis Tomes doe hereby promise and Ingage well & faithfully 
to ye best of my skill & Cuning to Serve his Majesty in ye Office of 
Depty Collector of his Majestys Customes in North Carolina accord- 
ing to ye tenr of a Comission to be directed soe long as I shall con- 
tinue in ve sd Office. Francis Tomes." 

No date. Original in Court House at Edenton. 


(Original in the Court House at Edenton, N. C.) 

"May ye 10th, 1705. 
"Taken in hand Augustine Scarbroughs, Daughter afflicted with 
Severall Cachoetes Ulcers or Malignant Sores upon one of her leggs 
to the number of Eleven or twelve, two or three to the bigness of one 
English shilling, the rest of less bigness ; the same legg being falln 
into atrophy or Considerable lameness, the Same day aforesaid i 
have in ye name of God beginned to administer and apply unto ye 
said Maid ye following inward and outward Medicines with Coun- 
tinuall dressing and daily attending untill ye 6th : of July following : 
which said Medicines and attending have proved Successful by the 
blessing of God Almighty, and brought the said Maides legg most 



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unto ye period of her Cure; and had performed the said Cure En- 
tirely ; if her father out of rashness and heat, and for to deprive me 
of the benefitt of my Success and of my Credit and good Name, had 
not hindered me and kept me out of it. The Medicines, viz., first, 

dose i of Catherticq 00. 02. 06 

dose i of specificq against this countrey disease, 00. 05. 00 

dose i of Evacuating pills for ye Same 00. 05. 00 

dose i of ye aforesaid Specificq 00. 05. 00 

In Salves, ointments and plaisters 03. 10. 00 

In Epuloticq, or Skinning powders 00. 10. 00 

In Phagedenicq waters 00. 05. 00 

In Dressing and Attending 03. 00. 00 

for my skill and advice. ., 02. 00. 00 

Sumna 10. 02. 06 

"T. Fallett, Dr. Ms. 

"July 17th, 1705. 
"Test: Tho: Abington, CI. Cur." 


"North Carolina, Pequimans P. — ss. 

"An inquisition made & taken in the precinct aforesd att the House 
of Gabriel Nuby by twelve true & lawfull men et vizt,, Lawrence 
Mague, Sam'l Phelps, Gilb't Smith, James Thickpen, Will'm Hall, 
Francis Beasley, Thomas Roberts, Will'm Johnson, Willis Morgan, 
Thomas Harvey, Sam'l Cretchington & John Old being sworn upon 
the Holy Evangelist to make due^Inquiry by what meanes John Deal 
of the aforesd prcinct Came by his Death & whether or noe he was 
privately buried, 

"Say that the body of the sd John Deall was much decayed & 
putrefyed soe that due Search could not be made to find wounds or 
outward Marks of his Death but find to the best of our Knowlidge 
the Physick.that was administred to him was the Cause of shortening 
his dayes. And that he was privately buried. Given under our 
hands & Seales the Second Day of June Anno Dmi 1707. 

"James Cole, Coroner (O) Lawrence Mague (O) 

Samuell Phelps (O) Gilbert Smith (O) Jam. 

Thickpen (O) William Hall (O) Francis Beas- 
. ley (O) Thomas Roberts (O) Wm. Johnson (O) 

Will'm Morgan (O) Thomas Harvye (O) Sam'l 

Cretchington (O) Jno. Old (O)." 
The bill of indictment against the doctor who attended him has not 
yet appeared. — Editor. 

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(Original in the Court House at Edenton, N. C.) 

"Col. Frederick Jones, John Lovick, Thomas Pollock Jim Esqrs 
**** **** Q apt j j ln p a ii n> Capt. Nicholas Crisp, Thomas Harvey, 
Mr. Charles Debna*m be are hereby appointed Commissioners for 
Examioneing, Stateing, Settling and adjusting the publick accounts 
which have since the yeare of the Massacre in 1711 been unadjusted 
or concerned with any publick moneys, Stores, Armes, Ammunition 
or other things which have not been yet stated by Authority of the 
General Assembly, Provided allways that all reasonable allowances 
and adjustments before made by the lower House of Assembly from 
time to time is Deem'd and held good Except where visible Errors 
appear in the Accompts of the Comrs. 

''Resolved that the Commissioners aforesd meet the first Munday 
in Aprill next following at the General Court House in Craven Pre- 
cinct and that any three of them may set and doe business. 

"Resolved that they have power to send for persons, papers and 
records to Examine them upon Oath. 

"Resolved that the methods adopted by the Commissrs for adjust- 
ing the accompts of any person that be indebted or concerned with 
the publick moneys, stores, Armes or Ammunition shall be observed 
and practised as near as can be, with respect to any person that has 
ever had any Publick Moneys, Stores, Armes, Ammunition, or other 
things else pertaining to publick accompts since the Massacre in the 
yeare 1711. 

"Resolved that if any Person or Persons shall fail to give Evidence 
before the sd Commissrs at any time on due Summons without Law- 
full cause to be shown to the sd Commissioners that the sd Com- 
missers shall have full power to comit such persons to the Custody of 
the Marshall to remaine to the Sitting of the next Assembly. 

"Resolved, that every one of the sd Commissionrs before he act or 
intermedle in the powers here given him shall take the following 
Oath, before the Chief Justice or any other Magistrate Vizt, I, A. 
B., Doe Solemnly Swear that in ye Execution of the Trust reposed in 
me by both Houses of Assembly of North Carolina will according 
to the best of my power, knowledge & understanding without fear or 
favour Examine, Settle and Adjust the accompts of all persons as I 
shall find who at any time have had any publick moneys, stores, 
Armes, ammunition or other things which have not yet stated ac- 

POtHiTIO* 4"f\ WWW tpx* •JrVPTr 

"Resolved that the sd Commissrs meet as.aforsd and sett from time 


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to time and from place to place not Exceeding **** **** from the 
sd Court House and that they receive from **** **** each person 
Twelve shillings and Six pence p Diem for the time they shall Serve. 

"Resolved that in case the sd Commissrs shall fail in meeting at 
the time and place aforsd it shall not be a dissolution of their power 
but then and in such Case the honble the Governor for the time being- 
is . hereby requested and Authorized to Issue out his Summons to 
call the aforsd Commissrs together at such time as he may think Con- 
venient for their meeting and upon their refusal to meet on his Sum- 
mons he is hereby authorized or desired to appoint other Commissrs 
in the roome of such as shall fail to meet without **** ** Just 
reason, which Commissrs shall have the Same powers as those now 
appointed by these resolves. 

"Resolved that the Commissrs be attended with a Gierke and a 
Messenger and there shall be allowed the Clarke Ten shillings pr Day 
and the Messenger Seaven shilling & Six pence. ' 

"Resolved that the Comissrs shall from time to time and at every 
meeting of the General Assembly which shall happen during the 
Continuance of this .present Biennial Assembly during which these 
resolves shall be in force doe make from under their hands and seals 
of their proceedings in persuance of the Authoritys hereby granted 

"Resolved That all publick Treasurers finish and compleat their 
full Collections to the yeare 1720 and they and all other persons con- 
cerned who had had any thing to doe with the publick moneys, stores, 
Armes, Ammunition, or provisions and other things Since the yeare 
1711 which has not been before accompted for toithe General As- 
sembly (Except as is above Excepted in the first resolve) are hereby 
required to make to the Commissioners for stating and adjusting 
the ** ** ** ** ** ** 

"Resolved ** ** ** ** ** ** before the breaking up of the Assem- 
bly be lodged with the Secry for the refusal and Examination of any 
** ** ** Government and that what Bills may be over & above what 
is necessary to pay the Contingencys of the Government be compared 
and destroyed at the Court House while the Commissrs are sitting 
and that the Bills are immediately lodged in the Secretarys hands 

"Resolved that where there is no Constable appointed to make re- 
turnes of the Lists to compleat the Collections that any one of the 
Commissioners immediately appoint proper persons to make good 
that Deficiency. 

"By both Houses of Assembly met in Biennial Assembly on Mun- 
day November the Second and Continued by Adjournmt to Saturday 
the 14th of the sd Month **** **** ****. 

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The above resolves were read **** **** ** Assembly and declared 
to be of the Same force and Validity by the members of both Houses 
as every Act of Assembly and all persons concerned are required to 
render due obedience to the Same ***** ** this present Biennial as 
they will Answer to the Contrary at their .utmost peril. 

"Wm. Swann Spkr. Charles Eden, 

"Tho. Pollock, 
"Wm. Reed, 
"Fran.- Foster, 
"Rtok'd Sanderson/'' 

The stars in the above Act of the Assembly represent the words 
missing; the moths have long since digested them. Unfortunately, 
the. same insects carried away the date, the year in which the Act 
was passed. — Editor. 


Mr. Hatch, I' have taken from Capt, William Dove of the Schooner 
Eestoratio tenn pounds of powder for the use of the- Matamaskite 
Indyans wch pray Charge in ye accots as delivered by my order for 
the publick service and give, the Captn. . Creditt for ye same, wch 
will oblidge Your assured friend to Serve you, 

Charles Eden. 

Chowan Wt Shoare 7br ye 18th 1719. 

To Mr. Anthony Hatch powder Receiver 
at Little River. ' . 

No. Carolina. 8ber 14th 1718. 

Rec'd from Mr. Anthony Hatch p. ordr of the Gbvernr for the 
publick use of the Colony Thirty & four pounds of Gunpowdr, 
twenty & four pounds of Bulletts & Shott wth Fifteen dozen & four 
flints. r p John Hecklefield Provst Marshall. 

"These may eertifie yt James Wealch brought unto me one wild 
Catt's head which he hath maid oath before me yt he killed the Same 
with a gunn. Certified p me Jno. Clarke." 

"Thos. Pollock sells April 20th 1690, as attorney of Evan Jones, 
a plantation to Robt. Smith, lying on the South west side of Little 
River in Perquimans Precinct, warrants against Evan Jones and the 
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MEMBERS, 1718. 

"North .Carolina — ss. Charles Eden Esqr. Governor, Capt. General 
& Admiral. 

"To Tobias Knight Esqr. Chief Justice, John Blount, Thomas 
Miller, Thomas Harvey & John Palin Esqrs., Robert West, John 
Worley, Benja. West, John Hardy, James Beasley & Thomas Pol- 
lock Junr., Esqrs. 

"Whereas you are by Comision bearing date the 19th day of July 
Anno 1718 Assigned and Commissionated Justices of the peace for 
the Gener'l Court of this Province, I doe hereby give power to you 
or every of you to administer the Oaths apointed by lawe to your 
fellows in the Same Commission and allso to impower them or any 
of them being first Sworn to administer the Same Oaths unto. 
Given under my hand & Seal at Armes the day and yeare above 

(O) "Charles Eden/' 

"In ye Honeb Court, The Humble petition of Wm. Hutchinson 
showing that he hath 14 Rights viz., Moses Whittaker twice Im- 
ported, Era Elliss twice Imported, Wan Thomas twice, Jno. Gray, 
Jno. Oliver, Wm. Hutchinson 4 times Imported, Jno. Lambeth, Tho. 
Cowlisle. Read to pro & Craves Cert & shall pray &c. 

"Wm. Hutchinson/'' 

"These are to Certify yt Cornelius Dann'll brought to me one pan- 
ther's head and yt he maid oath that he killed ye same with a gun. 
Given under mv hand this 7th of June 1718. John Clarke/' 


"Novr. the 1st 1728. Jno. Walker Overseer of the Road leading 
from the So. Shore of Chowan to Pamplico is prsented for not keep- 
ing the same in good & sufficient repair some of the Bridges being 
much broken & Decay'd & not any ways passable without Danger of 
man or horse. Information by Wm. Harding Jones. 

"John Solley foreman." 

"North Carolina — ss. To the Chief Justice & ye Justices of the 
General Court : The Petition of Joseph Sanderson in behalf of Sarah 
Bell & Keziah Bell orphans & Children of William Bell Sr. late of 
Curratuck deed, who by the sd Court for ye sd Prect were Comitted 
to his Tuition & also for John Woodhouse in behalf of Anne Bell 

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another of ye sd Children Comitted to his Tuition Humbly sheweth 
that one Benjamin Peyton of Bath County hath taken admin'n on the 
Estate of ye sd William Bell Senr. and refuses to pay the sd orphans 
their Portions where fore your Petitionr prayes an order of -this 
Court agt ye sd Admr for their parts or portions of ye sd Estate. 

"William Little for ye petr." 


Att a Court holden for the County of Albemarle the 6th of Feb- 
ruary 1683-4 — Psent. 

Wm. Wilkinson Esqr., Thomas Miller Esqr., Mr. Joshua Scott, 
Mr. Fras Toms, Mr. Wm. Foster, Mr. Patrick Bayley. 

Rowland Williams vers Tho. Waller. In an attachmt of ye Case 
referred to ye next Court. 

Acknowledgmt. made of a Sale of Land from Wm. Bread & Lydiah 
his wife to John Pollock Dated ye 6th of November 1683 ordered to 
be recorded. 

Edward Waad verss Rich'd Bentley. In an action of Debt ye said 
Richard Bentley have ingownered his bill Ordered yt he pay to 
Edward Waad Two hundred Thirty One pounds of Tobacco with 
costs of Suit als Execuson. 

Thos. Harris verss Christopher Holly. In an attmt of ye Case 
referred to ye next Court for sd Holly to give in his plea and come to 
an Issue next Court 

Bennett Marshegay verss Wm. Tetterton. In an atton df ye Case 
ye Deft not appearing Ordered yt ye sheriff bring him to appeare 
next Court Als order to pass against ye sheriff. 

Ordered that noe part of ye estate whatsoever of the said Thomas 
Finskley be removed or disposed of out of this County that are in ye 
Sheriff's Custody till Mr. Francis Toms be first Satisfyed and the 
remainder to be souled to the satisfaction of Mr. Joshua Lamb, his 

Wm. Wilkinson, Thomas Miller, Francis 
Tomes, Joshua Scott, Patrick Bealley. 

"North Carolina — ss. To the Honble Generall Court, Jno. Neale 
was Summoned to answer unto Jonathan Jacocks and Eliza his wife 
Exrs of the Last Will & Testament of Wm. Collins late of the Pre- 
cinct of Pascotank in the Province of North Carolina. Deceased &c." 

Jonathan Jacocks (son of Thomas and Ann his wife, who were liv- 
ing at or near Little River as early as 1689) married 1st Mrs. Eliza- 

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beth Collins, widow of Wm. Collins, of Pasquotank ; they lived at or | 
near Newbegun Creek, in Pasquotank, where said Jacocks was en- 
gaged in merchandising and planting. Mrs. Jacocks lived but a 
year or two after her marriage, dying in 1710 or 1711, leaving no 
issue. Jonathan Jacocks married 2nd Mary Blount, born 1696 
(eldest child of John Blount and wife Elizabeth Davis), and re- 
moved to Bertie County, buying 485 acres of land on Batchelor's 
Bay, near Black Walnut Point, at the mouth of Chowan River. 
They both died there in 1735, leaving issue: Jonathan Jacocks II., 1; 
Thomas Jacocks, Charles Worth Jacocks, Joseph Jacocks and Eliza- 1 
beth Jacocks, born 1730. — Editor. 

"iSTo. Carolina. This Bill bindeth Patrick" Mackuen of Hatteras- 
Bancks, my Heirs, Executors, Administrators, to Pay, or Cause to"' 
be Paid to Chr. Gale of Bath Towne, his Exrs., Admrs., or Assgs. 
or to his certain Attorney for ye time being the full and just Sum of I 
Two pounds, Eleaven shill in the following Commodities, viz., One 
Barr'll of Porke & two Buck Skins Drest on Demand, for the pay-, 
ment of which well and truly to be made I oblige my self e, my Heirs, I 
Executors, Administrators, firmly by these presents. Witness my'. 
Hand and Seale, this 28th day of July Anno Dom 1711. 

"Patrick Mackuen. (0) 

"This to be pd att Coll Boyd's house in Little River. 

"Sealed and Delivered In Presence of 

"Test: Joel Merton." 

The above is a printed blank filled in. Quite early for printing in*; 
America. — Editor. ' 

The commission of Christopher Gale as Chief Justice, EdmondJ 
Gale, William Downing, Barnaby McKinne, Robert Loyd, Johi 
Alston, John White, Thomas Lovick, Richard Greaves, Assistants,* 
Judges of the General Court, bears date October 6, 1725, and is 
signed by Richard Everard, Wm. Reed, C. Gale, Rich'd Sanderson^ 
Fran. Foster, J. Palin, Hy Clayton, Tho. Harvey. E. Moseley, W.J 
Forster, Dep. Secty. 

Paul Palmer married Joanna widow of Thos. Peterson of Eden- 
ton, he sold the tract of land belonging to Thos. Peterson deed tOj 
James Palin of Beston, in Xew England. This tract had been pur-^ 
chased by the Commissioners as part of the site upon which Queen'^ 
Ann's Town, later Edenton, was built, about 400 acres. A suit was 
the result by PaliiyPltff., in 1722. Lease till Dec. 25, 1722, anc 
later if he wished. 


Records of Albemarle County. 285 


IN 1715. 

"The Examination of John Tate, Labourer, brought before 
Christor Gale Esqr., Chief Justice of North Carolina for Felony 
and Burglary, 

"Saith, That about eight weeks agone he confederating with John 
Fenix calling himself a free negro, and young Tony & Moses Slaves 
of Mr. Tookes, went away from Mr. Tookes plantation, in a. Cannoe 
of ye said Tookes, that as they went they put ashore at Majr Heckle- 
fields & took into their Company one Jane Fenix als Anderson then 
under Custody of the Marshall for Suspicion of Murder That their 
Intention was to run to the Spaniards, and old Tony a slave of Mr. 
Tookes at Neus was to be their Guide. That abt 9 of the clock in 
the night of their Departure, he took out of Mr. Tookes lodging room 
a silver headed Cajy and out of a box in ye same room a Serge Vest 
and a pr of Stockings, which silver headed Cane is now produced. 
That young Tony some time in ye day brought to him in ye barn a 
remnant of bengall & a hatt. That abt an hour before their De- 
parture ye sd Moses went in at ye window of Mr. Tookes store house, 
& opening ye Spring lock, he comeing that way with ye above named 
John Fenix they both entred. That John Fenix pulling at ye lid 
of the chest opened ye same, which he judged was locked, that he & 
John Fenix & Moses brought out of ye said chest in ye store house 
sundry goods which are now produced. 

"Jane Fenix als Anderson being examined saith. That about 
Eight weeks agone she went away from Majr Hecklefield,'s with John 
Tate, John Fenix &e. That she understood about a week before 
their Departure comeing to Mr. Tookes with Luke a negro slave of 
Mr. Hecklefields, by discourse with John Fenix that their Inten- 
tions were to run to the Spaniards. That comeing to Allegato on 
Sunday she said the goods now produced which was brought away 
from Mr. Tookes by ye said John Tate & Jno. Fenix & by them ye 
sd parties divided takeing part herself. That she understood by 
them that Moses went in at ye window of Mr. Tookes store house & 
opened the Door k lett in Ttate & Tonie who brought ye goods off ye 
sd house. 

"Mr. Jno. Taneyhill Saith That on ye 20 or 21st of March that he 
with William Dupuis & two Indians (being Requested by Mr. James 
Tookes to apprehend John Tate &c. for Felony & Burglary) he came 
i up with ye said John Fenix, Jane Fenix als Anderson at ye Edge of 

3 a great Pocoson between Neus & Newport Rivers in Bath County. 

I That they there apprehended them with the goods now produced and 

• brought them in. That ye next day comeing on to W. Hancock 


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Junr. his plantation on Neiis he there mett ye said John Tate & took 
him in Custody. Sworne before me Aprill 2, 1715. 

"0. Gale, Ch. Just." 

"Mr. James Tooke gave bond in 100 £ to appear as evidence at the 
next Court to be held the 12th of Aprill this Instant at ye house of 
Capt. Rich Sanderson in Little River. The defendants were com- 

In these days the railroad ran to Spain, as it was folly for slaves 
to leave one plantation to go to another for liberty, as slavery existed 
everywhere in America. — Editor. 


IN 1696. 

(Original in the Court House at Edenton, N. C.) 

a Lov Friend. & 

"William Glover after my love to thee and thine I would not have 
thee to omit thy Coming becas of my absence thou knowest ye ocesion 
of my going I have I shall not be disapynted by thee, for Seekeing 
for ye good of all I have tacken care for thee as if wee ware present 
with thee. I have hiered a man on Xicklas Johnson * * * he 
is now at my hous at work and when thee comes he is to leve all 
wourke and go along with thee So not eles But my Love Desireing 
thy Eturnall well being So fare thee well this 15eth of ye 7 month 
1696. Francis Tomes. 

"I leve it wholely to thee to get ye timber for a big mill or little 
on which thee think most benifisall for me I shall be well Con- 
tented I hope to be here again in 2 month if God permit." 



(Original in the Court House at Edenton, N. C) 

To ye Honorable Gover'r & Council! 

The Petition of ye Inhabitants of ye County of Bath humbly 
sheweth. That whereas ye Road between this County & Pamticoe 
being now in very good order & ye Bridges generally made & yt je] 
Nuse River Continually haveing Inhabitants 'Comeing thither & ye 
Road from Pamticoe thither being very obscure' (whereby strangers 
are in a great deficulty to finde way thither without a guide) where- 
fore wee pray yt your honr's would be pleased to pass an order yt ye 
Inhabitants upon ye South Side of Pampticoe River Includeing Sqr 
Reading & so runing down ye South 'Side of ye sd River shall be 
oblidged to goe upon ye dayes appointed by Act of Assembly upon 

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ye sd Road & ye same to clear half way to ye JSTuse, & ye Inhabitants 
of ye ISTuse oblidged to Clear ye other part of ye sd Road & shall 

"Levi Truewhitt, James Leigh, Thomas 
Dereham, Umphrey Legg, John Lawson." 
JSTo date; prior, however, to 1711.— Editor. 

"At a Court held for Chowan Precinct ye 3d Tuesday in Octo'r 
1720 at ye Court House in Queen Ann's Town. 

"On ye Motion of Capt. John Worley it is Ordered by ye Court 
That Thos. Winn be oversier of ye high Wayes on ye South Shore 
from Mr. Spruell's Back Landing to ye ISIew Cappell & that all ye 
Inhabitants on ye South Side Scupernung River to ye Bark'd Pop- 
lar Swam(p) doe maintaine ye sdTload from ye aforesaid back land- 
ing to ye East Side of the Chappell Swam(p) and that Jacob Blunt 
be oversier from Frilies. Bridge to ye East Side of ye Chappel 
Swam(p) & yt all ye Inhabitants from Frilies Bridge to Slippie hole 
doe worke thereon & that all ye Oversiers on ye South Shore above 
Scuppernung River assist in Clearing all ye iSTew Road & that ye 
said Jacob Blunt doe Warn Oversiers to assist in Clearing ye sd Road 
& yt after ye Road is cleared each oversier to maintaine his own Dis- 
trict only. Copy Test, Thos. Henmaist Clk Cur." 

Accot of Money paid by Mr. Allen to his late Excellency Gabriel 
Johnston Esqr. • 

from the Year 1735 @ 1745 4387—12—0934 Str. 

from 1745 to 1749 ; 696—12—021^ 

total paid by Mr. Allen .5084 — 05—00 

1750 & 1751 paid by Mr. Rowan 658—15—00 

total paid in Str 5743—00—00 

besides bond & Judgement to Capt. Woodward besides the Interest. 

"Memorandam of Cloaths sent to Jean & Penny at Mount Gall 
"4 Single Handkerchiefs, 1 muslin Hood, 5 aprons, 4 silk Gowns, 
1 Muslin do, 1 Pair stays, 1 Pair stockings, 1 Silk Cloak, 1 Cotten 
Petty Coat, 1 Quilt Do, 3 Smocks, 2 Fanns, 7 yds Holland, % yd 

The above memorandum was evidently made out by Samuel John- 
ston for articles of wearing apparel sent his daughters at Mt, Gallant 
or Golland, now Mt. Gould, Bertie County, ~N. C, just prior to the 
death of his brother, Gabriel Johnston. — Editor. 






Records of Albemarle County. 

Sam'1 Johnston 
1-739. To the Publick 

To balance due to "the Publick . . 
By the Assemblys order to Col- 

lonel Holton 

By Do to Do. . 

By Do to John Hodgson 

By Do to Edward Moseley Esqr. 
Do to Maurice. Moor Esqr . . . 

Do to Sam'l Sinclare 

Do to Sam'l Prichard 

Do to Benjn. Peiton 

Do to Robt Peiton 

Do to Thos. Lovick, Esqr. .-^ . 

Do to Collonel Holton 

Ballance due the Publick. . 

Erom the above account it appears that Samuel Johnston, father* : 
of Governor Samuel Johnston, was the Public Treasurer in 1738' 
and 1739. — Editor. 























Chowan february first, 1713. 

Enclosed I send you an acct of the Estates in yr Precinct. You 
must remember, That it is your duty by the act of Assembly to give 
to every Councill Lists of all the persons Estates" in his Division' 
Drawn out at length with the value of the Tax he is to pay. The.; 
Constables are to have them 40 daies before the time of paymt. And. 
it is his Duty under great penalty which you must inform him of to' 
give the same to every person or leave it at his abode at least 20 : daies 
before paymt. which is to be the 25 of March, So that if it should hap-, 
pen that the Constable should be straitened for time, it may do as; 
well if it be brought in 20 : daies after his Notice altho' it should be 
something past ye 25 : of next month but I suppose as yt there ill 
time enough. Wee have not afixed to each person what he is to pay, 
but you must sett it at ye end of the paper to be left with them, by 
computation it comes to ten pence on the pound this year & as much 
next. All ye Estates being about 25000£ & lOd in the pound is the, 
nearest without fraction. 

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I likewise send you a list of the Claimes allowed last Assembly, it 
may be of use for people to see what is allowed them, that if they 
have any Just Claims to make, they make them to the Assembly. 
But in Regard to ye 12 :000 £ bills & ye 1000 £ this year will not 
pay off ye claimes allowed by the first Assembly, I cannot see any 
other use for them at present. 

The 1000 £ next year & ye money ariseing by the five pounds fines 
when all Collected & paid in and a Dividend made thereof, it is 
hoped will pay off the last Assembly's Claimes, which cannot be till 
next year, ye Soonest. 

You are to remember & inform all ye people whose Estates come 
to 60 £ & upwards that they are this year to pay in Pork, beef. Corn, 
wheat, Pitch, Tarr, Tobacco Three pence in the pound of what their 
Estates are valued at besides ye 25: p 3 poll Tax & this 10s. in ye 
pound, the notice given. & paymt, to be made at the same time with 
the other: this is for Governour Craven's money. 

You must likewise remember that Captn. Hall is to have ye Choice 
of 72 £ out of the Collections this year. Govr Craven's money Ex- 
cepted. For all other matters referring you to ye Bearer Mr. Hicks. 
I am Sr., Yr very humble Servt; 

Edwd. Moseeey. 


Sir. If I had recollected that you proposed staying at Endfield 
this Week I should have insisted that you should have spent a day or 
two here with your * * * and have seen your Cousin before 
she sitts out on her Journey to Virginia. If I see Mr. Cathcart on 
Thursday next I then propose setting out for Williamsburgh. Mr. 
Elliott and I have been considering of the late Govrs Will. Consid- 
ering how it is Worded I am a great Loss how to act so as to prevent 
disputes hereafter. It is Mr. Elliots opinion that it ought to be 
done in Chancery of which he will inform you at large, the bill may 
be drawn up by the advice of Mr. Barker & Mr. Jones, of which I 
doubt not all concerned will agree to. All that I Want to have ascer- 
tained is a certain course to go by in regard to the Laegacy's men- 
tioned in the will, what I have proposed by Mr. Elliot will be mufh 
for the advantage of the Estate. The headings of the bill & answer^ 
Mr. Elliot will give you that. It may be sent to your Father for his 
Opinion, and advice thereupon. As I propose this should be done in 

a friendly manner with the consent of all parties and if your Fafher 
q racl lo 


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thinks it proper he may be present at the Court of Chancery the 
Thursday before the Supreme Court at Newbern 17th Nov. 1755. 

Addressed to Mr. Sam'l Johnston. Jno. Rutherford. 



North Carolina — ss. 

At a Gen'l Court of Oyer & Terminer & Gen'l Gaol delivery held 
for the sayd province at the Court-house in Edenton begun on Tues- 
day the twenty eighth day of March 1727, & continued by Severall 
adjournments to the fifth day of Aprill following. Present, 
- Christopher Gale, Esqr. Chief Justice, Barnaby Mackinney, John 
Alston, Thos. Lovick and Henry Bonner, Esqr, Assistants. 

It being Represented to this Court, that it is highly Necessary that 
a Ferry should be settled over Cape Fear River and that part of the 
province not being laid out into precincts Therefore it by this Court 
Order'd that the Ferry be kept for that River by Cornelius Harnett 
from the place design'd for a Town on the West Side of the River to 
the place called the Haul over and that he receive the Sum of five 
shillings for a man & horse & half a Crown for each person. And 
that no person do keep any Ferry within Ten miles of the said 


"To Coll'n Sam'l Johnston, Newborn, N. C. 

"I am very sory that I have not any Dutch Blankets what I had 
left were gone before I gott back from Newbern I expect some in 
a month k shal contrive them to Newborn for you as soon as they 
come I would sent you the money but as such things have risen I 
know you had raither have them then it I am, Sir your most 

"humble Servant, 
"Bath, Oct. 3r, 1755. Nich'l Coutanche." 

John Shackleford and Enock Ward of Carteret Precinct suit in 
1726 vs. Sam'l Chadwick, Ephraim Chadwick, Ebenezer Chadwick 
and John Burnaplate of New England, but now of Carteret Precinct, 
in Bath Co. N. C. 

A suit appears in 1720, Thomas Better ly, pit., vs. Wm. Badham, 
of Pasquotank, mercht., for 200 £ Sterling. 

Soldiers of the N. G. Continental Line. 291 



THIRD REGIMENT — Jethro Sumner, Colonel. 

Garland, Elisha, pt., Eaton's Co., Jany. 4, '77. 
Garland, John, pt., Eaton's Co., Apl. 29, '76. 

FIRST REGIMENT— Thomas Clark, Colonel. 

Gambell, Edmd., Lt, Thompson's Co., Jan. 20, '77. Omtd. June, '78. 

Gandy, Jno., muse, Lt. Thompson's Co., 1777. W. Pt. Feb., '78, mus. June, '78. 

George Brittain, pt., Dixon's Co., 1777. W. 

Germany, Thos., pt, Tatum's Co., Sept. 4, 1777. Three years. 

Gibson, Jno., pt., Thompson's Co., 1777. 

Gifford, Jas., pt., Dixon's Co., 1777. W. Missing Sept. 12, '77. 

Gilston, Sam'l, Sergt, Ely's Co., Oct. 6, 1777. Three years. Qr. Mr. Sergt., 

17 June, '79. 
Glover, Thos., pt., Dixon's Co., 1777. W. Executed 24 Octo., '78. 
Goldsmith, Jesse, muse, Dixon's Co., 1777. W. Pt. June, '78. 
Gough, Wm„ Corpl., Hoggs' Co., Nov. 11, '77. Pt. Sept., '77; omtd. Feb., '79; 

musd. Nov,, '79. 
Griffin, Josh, pt., Brown's Co., 1777. W. Died March 4, '78. 
Griffis, Allen, pt., Tatum's Co., 1777. W. Omtd. Jany., '78. 
Gr^en, Wm, pt, Thompson's Co., 1777. W. Omtd. Jany., do. 
Griffiths, Jno., pt., Dixon's Co., 1777. W. Trans. Mar., '78 to his Excys. 

Guard, mus. N, 'v9. 
Grimes, Elisha, pt., Hoggs' Co., 1777. Three years. Destd. -28 May, '77. 
Gregory, Wm., Sergt, Reed's Co., June 12, 1777. Three years. Omtd. 

Novr., '79. 
Gunter, Joel, pt, Child's Co., Dec. 6, '76. Two and one-half years. Dis- 

chgd. 29 Jany., '80. 

SECOND REGIMENT— Alexander Martin. Colonel. 

Goldin, Isaac, Fife Majr., , Nov. 7, '76. Three years. Muse. Dec, 

'77; pt. Nov., '78. 
Glover, Sam'l, Sergt., Allen's Co., 1777. W. Pt. July, '79; died,Feb. 23, '80. 
Glass, Jas., pt, Hall's Co., 1777. Dstd. Augst, '77. 
Griffin Edmond, pt., Williams' Co., Nov., '76. Transd to his Excy's Guard 

in '78; dischgd. Jan. 31, '80. 

Gee, Jas., Capt, , 1777. Died Nov. 12, '77. 

Gallop, Mata, Corpl., Gee's Co., 1777. W. Sergt. June, '78; pt. Nov., '79; 

destd. Dec. 6, '.79. 
Gamberlin, Jas., Corpl., Vail's Co., Dec. 14, '76. Three years. Pt. June, '78; 

pris. June, '79; musd Nov., '79; dischgd. Jan. 30, '80. 
Garrett, Thos., pt., Vail's Co., 1777. W. Destd. Dec. 11, '79. 
Gallop, Isaac, pt., "Vail's Co., May 22, 1777. Three years. 
Glascow, Caleb, pt., Vail's Co., 1777. W. Discharged Sept., '78. 
Glenn, Tobias, muse, Armstrong's Co., 1777. In Fourth Regiment, Dee, '77. 
Goslin, Ambrose, pt., Fenner's Co., 1777. Died Sept. 1, '77. 
Griffin, Wm., pt., Gee's Co., 1777. W. Pris. 1 June, '79; see Lytle's Co., 

musd. in '81. 
Grant, David, pt., Armstrong's Co., 1777. W. Dstd. 1st Jany., '80. 
Gregory, Thos., pt., Gee's Co., 1777. W. 
Gurley, Simon, pt, Vail's Co., 1777. W. Died May 6, '78. 



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Gee, Wm, Corpl., Granbury's Co., Apl. 23, '76. Two and one-half years. 

Sergt. Nov. '77; pt. June, '78; dischgd. Oct., '78. 
Glover, Jno., pt., Granbury's Co., Apl. 27, '76. Two and one-half years. 

Dischg. Nov. 10, '78. 
Goodridge, Mata, Sergt., Turner's Co., Apl. 25, '76. Two and one-half years. 

Destd. Oct., '77. 
Granberry, Thos., Capt., Apl. 16, '76. Resigned Dec. 27, '77. 
Granberry, John., Lieut., Eaton's Co., 1777. Omtd. May, '78. 
Green, Josiah, pt., Emet's Co., 1777. Omtd. Sept., '77. 

Garrick, Black 
Gillispie, Robt. 
Gilmore, Thos. 
Glenn, Tobias, 
Glenn, Geo., pt 
Goodman, Wm 

Goff, Thos., pt. 
Griscoit, Thos., 

FOURTH REGIMENT— Thomas Polk, Colonel. 

muse, Smith's Co., 1777. Three years. Omtd. Jany., '78. 

Ensn., Goodman's Co., 1777. Lt. Aug, '77; omtd. June, '78. 
, pt., Smith's Co., May 16, '77. Three years, 
muse, Williams' Co., Dec, '77. From 2 Reg.; omd Jy. '78. 
., Goodman's Co., May 15, '77. Three years; omtd. Nov., '79. 
.. Capt., Oct. 1, 1776. Omtd. June 78; musd Jan., '79 in 4th 

, Smith's Co., 1777. Three years. Omtd. Sept., 1777. 
pt., Smith's Co., 1777. Dead Jany., '78. 

FIFTH REGIMENT — Edward Buncombe, Colonel. 

Gaskins, Wm., Sergt., Stedman's Co., 1777. W. Pt. Aug., '78; Corp. Mar., '79. 

Garret, James, pt., Stedman's Co., 1777. W. Omtd. Feb., '78. 

Garret, Dan'l, Corpl., Darnal's Co., 1777. Disc. Oct. 15, '77. 

Garret, Thos., pt., Darnal's Co., '77. Dstd. Augt., '77. 

Gaddy, Thos., pt., Darnal's Co., May 21, '76. W. Corpl. Aug, '77; pt. June, '78. 

Gainer, Sam'l, pt, Darnal's Co., '77. Three years. W. 

Gerald, Chas., Ensn., Williams' @o., Apl. 30, '77. Lt. Dec. 19, '76. 

Giles, John, Qr. Mr. Sergt, Aug. 22, '77. Omtd. Jan., '78. 

Glauhan, Jereh., Sergt., Darnal's Co., '77. W. Died Apl. 21, '78. 

Glauhan, Dan'l, pt., Darnal's Co., '77. Three years. Omtd. Jan., '78. 

Goldsbury, Wm., pt., Enloe's Co., '77. Three years. Omtd. June, '78. 

Green, John, pt, Stedman's Co., '77. Three years. Died Aug. 20, '77. 

Griffin, Jas., Corpl., Blount's Co., Dec. 1, '76. Three yeaYs. Dischgd. Feb. 

1, '80. 
Glover, Wm., 1 Lt., Caswell's Co., Apl. 16, '77. Capt. Aug. 17, '77; omtd. 

Jan.. '78. 

SIXTH REGIMENT— Gideon Lamb, Colonel. 

Garland, Humphy, pt., 2 1-2 years. Omtd. Jan., '78. . 

Garvy, Mata, pt., Doherty's Co., '77. W. Dead Mch., '78. 

Garvey, Thos., pt, Child's Co., June 2, '76. W. 

Geary, Geo., pt, Donoho's Co., Apl. 16, '76. W. Disc. Nov. 10, '78. 

Geary, Josh, pt., Donoho's Co., '77. Two and one-half years. Dead Augt, '77. 

Gibson, Wm., muse, Taylor's Co., May 6, '77. W. Pt. Apl., '78; omtd. 

June, '78. 
Gilbert, Peter, pt., Donoho's Co. W. Dstd. Aug., '77. 
Goodin, Chrisn., Lieut., Taylor's Co., Sept. 19, '76. Omtd. Jan., '78; mustd. 

Jan., '79 as Capt. in 5th Regt. 
Godfrey, Clemt, pt., Doherty's Co., Dec. 18, '76. W. 
Godfrey, Wm., pt, McRee's Co., 1777. Omtd. Jan., '78; musd. Corpl. Jan... 

'79, 5th Regt. for three years. 
Goodman, Sam'l, Corpl., Taylor's Co., May 12, '76, 2 1-2 years. Pt. June '78;. 

Corpl. Sept., '78; omtd. Nov., '78... - 
Gordon, Alexr., Sergt., McRee's Co., 1777. Destd. Jan 10, '80. 
Gouch, Jno., pt, Taylor's Co. W. ■'_•'■<! 

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Gouch, Wm., pt, Taylor's Co. W. Omtd. Feb., '78. 

Griffin, Robt, Sergt. Majr., May 15, '77. Omtd. Nov., '78. 

Green, Wm., Lt, Taylor's Co., Oct. 28, '76. Omtd. Sept., '77. 

Griffin, Jas., pt., Donoho's Co., '77. W. Dstd. Augst, 1777. 

Grant, Wm., pt, Donoho's Co., '77, 2 i-2 years. Dead Aug., 1777. 

GrissOm, Robt, Muse, Child's Co., June 1, '76. Three years. Pt. Oct., '78; 

destd. June 6, '79. 
Gunn, Alexr., Sergt., McRee's Co., '77. W. Omtd. Jan., '78. 

SEVENTH REGIMENT— James Hogan, Colonel. 

Games, Anty, pt., Ely's Co., July 14, '77. Three years. 
Games, Jeffry, pt, Ely's Co., Nov., '77. Three years. Died Jan. 22, '78. 
Gee, Howell, Ensn., Macon's Co., Apl. 15, 1777. Lt. Nov., '77; omtd. Jan., '78. 
Gerrel, Jno., Sergt, Pointer's Co., Jan. 10, 1777. Three years. Omtd Jan., '78. 
Gerrel, Wm., pt, Pointer's Co., Jan. 10, 1777. Three years. Omtd. Sept. '77. 
Gibbs, Joel, pt, Macon's Co., '77. Three years. Musd. Nov., '77. Mtd., do. 
Gideon, Lewis, pt, McGlaughn's Co., Jan. 7, '77. Three years. Dstd. 

Apl., '77. 
Ginon, Isaac, P. Mr., 1777. _ Omtd. Jan., '78. 
Godfrey, Francis, pt, Brickell's Co., July 14, '77. Three years. 
Goodwin, Tiney, pt., Brickell's Co., July 14, '77. 3 yrs. Dstd. July 25, '77. 
Goodwin, Wm., pt., Walker's Co., Mar. 10, '77. Three years. W. 
Gold, Davd, pt., McGloughn's, Jan. 7, '77. Three years. Died Oct., '78. 
Griffin, Wm., pt., Dawson's Co., 1777. Three years. Omtd. Feb. '78. 
Griffin, Isaac, Muse, Vaughan's Co., Mar. 1, '77. Three years. Sergt. 

Nov., '77. 
Green, Abm., pt., Brickie's Co., July 14, '77. W. Dstd. Apl., '77. 
Green, Abm, pt., Brickie's Co., July 14, '77. W. Omtd. Jan., '78. 
Greenwood, Jno., Sergt., Walker's Co., July 14, '77. Three years. Prisr. 

Sept. 11, '77. 
Grundy, Obdh., pt, Pointer's Co., Jan. 18, '78. Three years. Omtd. Sept., '77. 
Griffith, Edwd., Sergt., Vaughan's Co., Dec. 28, '76. Died Jan., '77. 

EIGHTH REGIMENT— James Armstrong, Colonel. 

Gifford, Jas., Sergt., Raiford's Co., Dec. 30, '76. Three years.' Pt. June, 

'78; destd. Dec. 1, '79. 
Gilaspy, David, pt, Walsh's Co., '77. Omtd. June, '78; musd. Jan., '79 in 5th 

Regt; disc. Mar. 14, '80. 
Gilbert, Jas., pt, Tartanson's Co., '77. Three years. Omtd. Feb., '78. 
Graves, Francis, Qr. M., Sept. 1, '77. Lieut Oct. 26, '77. 
Greer, Robt., Lt., Walsh's Co., Nov. 28, '76. Omtd. June, '78. 

NINTH REGIMENT— John Williams, Colonel. 

Garrett Wm., pt. Brevard's' Co., '77. Three years. Omtd. Feby., '78. 
Graham, Wm., Sergt., Cook's Co., '77. 3 yrs. Supposed dstd. Nov. '77. 
Green, Solm, Muse, Cook's Co., '77. Three years. Dstd. Augt, '77. 
Garrett, Wm., Sergt., Brevard's Co., '77. Three years. Omtd. Feb., '78. 
Graham, Wm., Sergt., Cook's Co., '77. 3 yrs. Supposed dstd. Nov. '77. 
Green, Solm., Muse, Cook's Co., '77. Three years. Dstd. Aug., '77. 

TENTH REGIMENT— Abraham Shepard, Colonel. 

Gatlin, Levy, Ensn., Stevenson's Co., Lt. Feb. 12, '78; dismissed service 

Aug., '78. 
Gatlin, Edwd., pt., Raiford's Co., May 11, '81. Twelve mos. Left service 

May 17, '82. 


Soldiers of the N. C. Continental Line. 


Gatlin, Jese, pt, Lytle's Co., 1782. Eighteen mo. 

Guard, Jno., pt., Stevenson's Co., June 24, '77. Three years. Died Mar. 

23, '78. 
Guard, Joshua, pt., Mill's Co., Fehy. 7, '82. Twelve months. 
Gamwell, Wm, pt., Jarvis' Co., June 13, '77. Three years. 
Garvis, Sykes, pt., Heron's Co., May 4, '77. Three years. W. Dstd": June 

19, '83. 
Garvis, Pigford, pt., Heron's Co., May 4, '77. Three years. Musick June, '78. 
Garvis, Wylley, pt, Dixon's Co., May 12, '81. Twelve months. Left service 

May 26, '82. 
Gardner, Dempsy, pt, '78. W. Prisr. June 1, '79. 
Gardner, Geo., pt., Bradley's Co., July 20, '78. Nine months. 
Gardner, Thos., pt., Ballard's Co., July 1, '79. Eighteen months. Dstd. 

Oct. 1, '79. 
Gardner, Jno., Corpl., Evan's Co., 1782. Eighteen months. Dstd. June 8, '83. 
Garrett, Sam'l, pt., Hall's Co., 1781. Twelve months. Time out Aug. 1, '82. 
Gardner, Jno., pt, Taylor's Co., Feb. 20, '80. W. Musd. Jan., '79; dstd. same 

Gaskin, Joseph, pt., Quinn's Co., July 20, '78. Nine months. 
Gaskins, Wm., pt., Carter's Co., May 12, '81. Twelve months; time out 

April 25, '82. 
Gay, Wm., pt., Lt Col's Co., July 20, '78. Nine months. 
Gay, Simon, pt., Bradley's Co., July 20, '78. Nine months. 
Gay, Joshua, Raiford's Co., June 9, '81. Twelve months. Left service 

May 17, '82. 
Gay, Allen, Raiford's Co., June 2, '81. 12 mo. Left service June 3, '82. 
Gay, Henry, pt, Lytle's Co., Apl. 15, '81. Twelve months. Left service 

Apl. 12, '82. 
Gay, Rich'd, pt., Lytle's Co., Apl. 15, '81. 12 mo. Left service Apl, 12, '82. 
Gay, Solomon, pt, Lytle's Co., Apl. 15, '81. 12 mo. Omtd. in 1781. 
Gay, Jas., Sergt, Brevard's Co., 1781. Twelve months. Left service Apl. 

28, 1782. 
Gay, Jas., pt., Bacot's Co., 1782. Eighteen months. 
Gay, Babel, pt., Raiford's Co., May 17, '81. Twelve months. Left service 

May 17, '82. 
Gay, Wm., pt., Bacot's Co., 1782. Eighteen months. 
Gamalion, Abm., pt, Bradley's Co., July 20, '78. Nine mohlhs. 
Gale, Geo., pt., Bradley's Co., June 25, '79. Eighteen mo. Dead Dec, '79. 
Gainer, Stephen, pt., Bradley's Co., Aug. 1, '78. Three years. 
Gallimore, John, Corpl., June 14, '81. Twelve months. Pt. Jan., '82; left 

service June 14, '82. 
Games, Gabl., pt., Dixon's Co., May 25, '81. Twelve mo. Omtd. in 1781. 
Guant, Giles, Corpl., Lytle's Co., June 6, '81. Twelve mo. Left service, 

June 6, '82. 
Garland, Henry, pt., Lytle's Co., Apl. 2, '81. Dstd. July 5, '81. 
Garland, Thos., pt, Armstrong's Co., 1781. Time out Dec. 1, '82. 
Garris, Begford, pt., Armstrong's Co., 1781. Twelve mo. Disc. Jan. 21, '82. 
Garland, Wm., pt., Yarborough's Co., 1781. Twelve mo.; time out Apl. 22, '82. 
Garris, Hardy, pt, Carter's Co., Apl. 25, '81. 12 mo.; time out Apl. 25, '82. 
Galespy, David, pt., Armstrong's Co., 1781. 12 mo.; left service July 1, '82. 
Garner, Dempsy, pt., Bailey's Co., 1781. 12 mo.; left service Apl. 1, 1782. 
Garner, Thos., pt, Yarbrough's Co., 1781. 12 mo.; time out June 1, '82. 
Gaylor, Jas., pt., Coleman's Co., Jan. 1, '82. 12 mo. 
Gatree, Mata, pt., Bailey's Co., Aug. 27, '82. 12 mo. 
Gammond Jesse, pt., Bacot's Co., 1782. 18 mo. 
Gandy, Ephm., pt, Bacot's Co., 1782. 18 mo. 
Gargas, Job, pt., Raiford's Co., 1782. 18 mo. Dstd. June 11, '83. 
Garrison, Stephn, pt, Sharp's Co., 1782. 18 mo. 
Garrison, Stephen, pt, . 3 yrs. Musd. Aug., '79. 

Soldiers of the N. 0. Continental Line. 


Gee, Jesse, pt, Montford's Co., Mar. 1, '79. 9 mo. Dischd. Dec. 1, '79. 

Geniens, Miles, pt, Ballard's Co., June 21, '79. 18 mo. 

Germs, pt, Dixon's Co., 1781. 12 mo.; time out Apl. 15; reinld. 

German, Emory, pt, Sharp's Co., 1782. 18 mo. Dstd. May 5, '83. 

George, Lewis, pt, Brevard's Co., 1782. 18 mo. 

German, Benj., pt, Coil's Co., Feb. 20, '80. 3 yrs. Musd. Dstd. Apl., '79. 

Giligan, Jno., pt, Wilson's Co., Apl. 1, '78. Dstd. Apl. 22, '78. 

Ginew, Wm, pt., Wilson's Co., Nov. 6, '77. Omtd. June, '78. 

Gilleham, Howell, pt., Moore's Co., May 6, '77. 3 yrs. W. Sergt. May '79. 

Gillenham, Jas., pt, Sept. 22, '77. 3 yrs. 

Gilbert, Jno., pt., , . Dead or desd. May 6, '78. 

Gilbert, Jas., pt., , . Omtd. Feb., '79. 

Gilbert, Jno., pt, Carter's Co., May 19, '81. 12 mo.; time out May 19, '82. 

Gibson, Chas., pt, Lt. Col's Co., July 20, '78. 9 mo. 

Gibson, Jacob, pt., Blount's Co., June 20, '79. 18 mo. 

Gibson, Henry, pt, Bailey's Co., May 17, '81. 12 mo.; left service May 17, '82. 

Gibson, Colin, Corpl., Brevard's Co. W. Musd. Jan., 1782. 

Gibson, David, pt., Brevard's Co., 1781. Dstd. Apl., 1782. 

Gibson, Thos., Ensn., Lt, Coil's Co., Feb. 20, '80. Died Jan., '82. 

Ginn, Hardy, pt, Bradley's Co., July 20, '78. 9 mo. 

Ginn, Hardy, Dixon's Co., Apl. 25, '81. 12 mo.; left service Apl. 25, '82. 

Ginn, Rowland, pt, Rhodes' Co., 1781. 12 mo.; time out July 16, '82. 

Ginn, Jacob, pt., Jones' Co., Dec. 11, '81. 12 mo.; dischgd. Dec. 1, '82 by the 

name o"f Elijah Ginn. 
Ginn, Wm., pt., Coil's Co., Feb. 20, '80. 2 1-2 yrs. Musd. Feb., '79. Dstd. 

Apl., '79. 
Gilmore, Wm., pt., Donoho's Co., June 14, '81. 12 mo.; left service June 14, '82. 
Gidcomb, Josh, pt., Bacot's Co., 1782. 18 mo. Dstd. June 15, '83. 
Gilgo, Fibin, pt, Sharp's Co., 1781. Time out Apl. 15; re-enlisted. 
Gist, Robt, pt., Armstrong's Co., 1781. 12 mo.; time out Dec. 1, 1782. 
Gill, Alexr., pt, Bailey's Co., Augst, '82. 18 mo.; died June 18, '83. 
Gill, Jno., pt., Lytle's Co., 1782. W. 
Gill, Robt, pt, Brevard's Co., 1782. 18 mo. 
Ginnings, Geo., pt., Sharp's Co., 1782. 12 mo. Died Jan., 1783. 
Gilespy, Isaac, pt, Brevard's Co., 1782. 18 mo. Trans'd March, '83. 
Glandon, Major, pt., Shepard's Co., Sept. 30, '77. 3 yrs. W. 
Glisson, Arthur, pt, Blount's Co., July 20, '78. 9 mo. ' 

Glass, Levy, pt., Hadley's Co., Aug. 20, '82. 18 mo. 

Glass, Lemuel, pt, . 3 yrs. Musd. Aug., '79. 

Glasscow, Sam'l, pt., Lt., Col's Co., Feb. 20, '80. Musd. Jan., '79. 

Glover, John, Raiford's Co., May 2, '81. 12 mo.; left service May 2nd, '82. 

Glover, Allen, pt., Lytle's Co., Apl. 12, '81. Dstd. July 7, '81. 

Glover, Benjn., pt, Lytle's Co., Apl. 12, '81. W. Dstd. July 7, '81. 

Gothrop, Jno., pt., Shepard's Co., May 25, '77. Dischgd. Sept., '78. 

Good, Jno., Lt., Montfort's Co., July 20, '78. 9 mo. 

Good, Wm., pt., Montfort's Co., July 20, '78. 9 mo. 

Good, Jno., pt, Sharp's Co., 1782. 12 mo. 

Goodat, Jno., pt, Quinn's Co., July 20, '78. 9 mo. 

Gotson, Jas., pt, Lt. Col's, July 20, '78. 9 mo. 

Godett, John, pt, Sharp's Co., Apl. 5, '81. 12 mo.; left service Apl. 5, '82. 

Godwin, John, Corpl., Lt. Col's, July 20, '78. 

Goodridge, Lewis, pt, Bradley's Co., July 20, '78. 9 mo. Dischgd. Dec. 5, '78. 

Goren, John, Corpl., Ballard's Co., June 29, '79. W. 

Goodwin, Edwd., pt., Quinn's Co., June 24, '79. W. 

Goodwin, John, pt, Raiford's Co., May 19, '81. Dischgd. Feb. 14, '82. 

Goodwin, Thos., pt., Jones' Co., Mar. 15, '82. 12 mo. 

Goodwin, Robertson, pt, Sharp's Co., 1782. 18 mo. 

Godfrey, Anty, pt, Blount's Co., Dec. 2, '79. 3 yrs. 

Gonsalez de Ferdinando, Corpl., McRee's Co., ■ Apl. 28, '81. 12 mo. Pt. 

Augst. '81; left service Apl 28, '81; re-enlisted '82 for 18 mo. 


Soldiers of the N. C. Continental Line. 

9 mo. 
Died Nov. 

16, '78. 

Omtd. June, '78. 
Omtd. June, '78. 

Golin, Simon, pt, Dixon's Co., May 15, '81. Left service May 21, '82. 

Goin, Wm., pt., Dixon's Co., May 25, '81. 12 mo.; left service May 21, '82. 

Goods, Israel, pt., Armstrong's Co., 1781. 12 mo.; time out July 1, '82. 

Gordon, Solomon, pt., Carter's Co., Apl. 12, '81. 12 mo.; time out Apl. 25, '82. 

Goldin, Andw., pt., Carter's Co. W. Musd. Aug.; destd. Aug. 17, '81. 

Goodson, Jno., pt., Jones' Co., Dec. 11, '81. 12 mo. 

Goodson, Uzal, pt., Raiford's Co., 1782. 18 mo., Dstd. June 10, '82. 

Godden, Martin, pt., Bacot's Co., 1782. 18 mo. 

Gooden, Wyley, pt., Carter's Co., 1782. 18 mo. 

Goseley, Chas., pt., Sharp's Co., 1782. 18 mo. 

Gray, Jas., Sergt., Wilson's Co., May 15, '77. 

Gray, Wm., pt., Gregory's Co., June 10, '77. 3 yrs. W. 

Gray, M. Wm., pt., Heron's Co., Apl. 27, '77. 3 yrs. W. 

Gray, Sam'l, pt., Heron's Co. 3 yrs.; prisr. June 1, '79; musd. Nov., '79. 

Gray, Henry, pt., Montfort's Co., July 20, '78. 9 mo. 

Gray, Cocks, pt., Quinn's Co., July 20, '78. 9 mo. 

Gray, Isom, pt, Ballard's Co., July 20, '78. 9 mo. 

Gray, Wm., pt, , 1779. 9 mo.; omtd. Oct, '79. 

Gray, Henry, Sergt., Rhodes' Co., 1781. 12 mo.. Dischg'd Jan. 21, '82; re- 

Gray, Cox, pt, Carter's Co., Apl. 25, '81. 12 mo.; time out Apl. 25, '82. 

Grant, Elijah, pt., Shepard's Co., Aug. 20, '77. 3 yrs. Pr. June 1 '79; ms. 
N'v, '79. 

Grant, Wm., pt, Lt Col's, July 20, '78. 9 mo. 

Grant, Ephraim, Capt, Bradley's Co., July 20, '78. 

Grant, Jno., pt., Bradley's Co., July 20, '78. 9 mo. 

Grant, Jno., pt., Brevard's Co., 1782. 18 mo. 

Griffin, Ezekiel, pt, Stevenson's, Apl. 21, '77. 3 yrs. 

Griffin, Danl., pt, Heron's Co., May 30, '77. 3 yrs. 

Griffin, Jesse, pt, Quinn's Co., July 20, '78. 9 mo. 

Griffin Martin, pt., Child's Co., July 20, '78. -9 mo. 

Griffin, Wm., pt., Lytle's Co., 1781. W. From Gee's Co., 2nd Reg. 

Griffin, Dempsy, pt, Sharp's Co., June 20, '81. 12 mo.; left service June 20, '82. 

Griffin, Jas., Corpl., Sharp's Co., 1781. 12 mo.; time out Apl. 12; re-enlisted. 

Griffin, Ezekiel, pt, Doherty's Co., 1781. Time out Sept. 1, '82. 

Griffin, Edw'd, pt., Brevard's Co., 1781. Left service July 11, '82. 

Griffin, Jas., pt., Bailey's Co., Aug. 1, '82. 12 mo. 

Greggs, Charles, pt, Jarvis' Co., May 18, '77. 3 yrs. W. 

Gregory, Dempsy, Capt, Jarvis' Co., Apl. 19, '77. Resigned May 20, '78. 

Gregory, Isaac, pt., . 3 yrs. Musd. Apl., '78. 

Gregory, Root, pt., Blount's Co., July 20, '78. 9 mo. 

Gregory, Jas., pt., Donoho's Co., June 14, '81. Omtd. in 1781. 

Gregory, Thos., pt., Sharp's Co., Nov. 10, 1778. 9 mo. 

Grogin Jas., pt., Griffith's Co., May 24, '77. 3 yrs. W. Omtd. Feb., '79. 

Grogan, Jno., pt., Montford's Co., June 24, '79. W. Dstd. Nov. 8, '79. 

Griffith, Isaac, pt., Gregory's Co., May 26, '77. 3 yrs. W. Dischgd.; Sergt 
Mar. 1, '80. 

Grinder, Jno., pt., , '78. Died 29 June, '78. 

Green, Wm., pt, Armstrong's Co., July, '77. 3 yrs. 

Green, Jas. W., Sur. Mt, June 10, '78. Surgeon Dec. 7, '79; pris. May 12, '80. 

Green, Wilson, Corpl., . 3 yrs. Musd. '78; died Apl. 18, '78. 

Green, Thos., Corpl., Hogg's Co., July 20, '78. 9 mo. 

Green, Fred'k, pt., McRee's Co.. May 9, '81. Dstd. July 1, '81. 

Green, Sutton, pt, Lytle's Co., June 16, '81. 12 mo.;' left service June 16, '82. 

Green, Hobart, pt., Hadley's Co., Aug. 1, '82. 18 mo. Dstd. Apl. 29. '83. 

Green, Jas., pt., Brevard's Co., 1782. 18 mo. Dstd. Dec. 7, '82. 

Green, Randolph, Evans' Co., . . . 

Graves, Francis, Lieut., , Oct. 26, '77. Qr. Mr. Nov. 6, '78. See 

Eighth Regiment. 

Soldiers of the N. C. Continental Line. 


Gro, Jas., pt, Baker's Co., July 20, '78. 9 mo. Died Nov. 16, '78. 
Grindstaff, Miens, pt., Lytle's Co., June 6, '81. 12 mo.; left service June 6, '82. 
Grindstaff, Michl., Corporal, Brevard's Co., 1781. Left service June 6, '82. 
Graham, John, pt., Dixon's Co., 1781. 12 mo. Time out before Apl.; re-inl'd. 
Graham, Peter, pt., Dixon's Co., 1781. 12 mo. Time out before Apl.; reinl'd. 
Graham, ¥m, Sergt., Rhodes' Co. Time out June 17; reinl'd. 
Graham, Arthr, pt, Brevard's Co., 1781. ■ Left service June 13, '82. 
Graham, Francis, pt., Brevard's Co., 1781. 12 mo.; left service Apl. 28, '82. 
Graham, Jno., pt., Coleman's Co., Dec. 13, '81. W. 
Graham, Francis, pt., Raiford's Co., 1782. 18 mo. 
Greenman, Caleb, pt., Bailey's Co., June 1, 1781. 12 mo.'; left service June 

1, '82. 
Graft, Anty, pt., Jones' Co., Mar. 6, '82. 12 mo. 
Greece, Shoplus, pt., Coleman's Co., Jan. 10, '82. 12 mo. 
Grice, Gabriel, pt., Bailey's Co., Aug. 15, '82. 12 mo. 
Grissel, Willy, pt., Boat's Co., 1782. 
Grinage, Jno., pt., Brevard's Co., 1782. 18 mo.; died June 20, '83. 

Grimes, Win., pt., Dixon's Co., . Musd. Nov., '79. 

Grisham, Major, pt., Lewis' Co., Feb. 20, '80. W. Musd. Dstd. 

Greer, Jno., pt, White's Co., Feby. 20, '80. 3 yrs. Musd. Jan., '79; dstd. 

June, 79. 
Guttery, Hy, pt., Wilson's Co., Nov. 1, '77. Died Oct., '78. 
Guy, Wm., pt, Moore's Co., May 18, '77. Omtd. June, '78. 

Gunnel, Jno., pt., , . W. Musd. Jan., '79; dstd. 

Gunn, Jas., pt., , . 3 yrs. Musd. '78; omitted Feb., '78. 

Gunn, Jas., Sergt., Carter's Co., Apl. 15, '81. 12 mo. Time out Apl. 10. '82. 

Gums, Isaac, pt., Lt Col's Co., July 20, '78. S mo. 

Gurganus, Reuben, pt., Childs' Co., July 20, '78. 9 mo. 

Gurley, Joseph, pt, Raiford's Co., 1781. 12 mo. Time out Sept. 13: re- 

enl'd for the war. 
Guin, Sam'l, pt., Sharp's Co., 1782. 18 mo. 


Harrison, Jas., pt, Brown's Co., 1777. War or 3 1-2 yrs. 

Hall, Thos., Lt, Dixon's Co., Feb. 8, '77. Resigned Apl. 10, '77. 

Hall, Jas., pt., Reid's Co., Jan. 1, '77. 3 yrs. Disch'd Feb. 1, '80. 

Hamilton, Jno., Sergt., Bowman's Co., 1777. Omtd. Jan., '78. Musd. pt. 

Jan., '79 in Fourth Regiment. 
Hancock, Isaac, Corpl., Dixon's Co., 1777. W. Sergt. Oct. 12, '77; pt. 

Feb. 1, '80. 
Haynes, Wm., pt, Dixon's Co., 1777. Died Mch. 23, '78. 
Haynes, Jno., pt., Armstrong's Co. Dischd. June, '78. 
Harris, Jno., pt, Dixon's Co., 1777. W. Omtd. Jan., '78. 
Harris, Peter, Agt. Arm'r, June 10, '76. Omtd. Sept '77. 
Hale, Thos., D. W. M. G., June 20, '77. Omtd. Sept., '77. 
Haddock, Andw., Sergt, Reid's Co., 2 1-2 yrs. Disch'd Apl. 8, '78. 
Hair, L. Jno., Lt., Sharp's Co., Augt. 16, '77. Omtd. June, '78. 
Harrell, Jno., pt., Brown's Co., Apl. 14, '76. 2 1-2 yrs. Disch'd Oct. 6, '78. 
Henry, Jno., pt., Bowman's Co., 1777. W. 
Heimbergh, Fred., Surg. Mar. 15, '78. 
Hedspeth, Marmaduke, pt, Childs' Co., 1778. W. 
Holt, Thos., pt, Bowman's Co., Aug. 5, '77. Omtd. Nov., '77. 
Horseford Jas., pt, Dixon's Co., 1777. W. Corpl. Feb. 1, '80. 
Hochaemmer, Phillip, pt, Dixon's Co., 1777. W. Dstd. Oct. 12, '77. Mustd. 

Apl., '78. 
Hopper, Wm., Q. M. Sergt, Dixon's Co., Sept. 28, '76. Sergt. Sept. 20, '77; D. 

M. Sergt. Dec, '77; dischd. June 14, '78. 
Hogg, Thos., Capt, Mar. 1, '76. Major Oct 4, '77 in 5th Regmt. 


Soldiers of the N. C. Continental Line. 

Hood, Wm, pt., Armstrong's Co. Died Feb. 14th, 1778. 
Horton, Jas., pt., Tatum's Co., May, '78. W. Died June 3, '78. 
Horton, Levy, pt., Tatum's Co., May, '78. W. 
Holley, Joseph, pt., Sharp's Co., Jan. 9. '77. 3 yrs. Died Sept. 1, '78. 


Harvey, Selby, Lt.-Col., 

Jan., '82; deranged Jan. 

-, Nov. 
1, '83. 
Harvey, Joshua, pt., Allen's Co. W. 

22, '77. Musd. prisoner in '81. Musd. 

Nov., '77. Musd Apl., 9 


Pris. June 1, '79. Musd. 1783. 
Hall, Clement, Capt. Apl. 19, '77. 
Harris, Wm., pt., Martin's Co., Nov. 7, '76. 3 yrs. 
Harris, Jno., pt, Martin's Co., 1777. 3 yrs. Omtd. 

'78. Dischgd. May, '78. 
Hair, Robt., pt., Fenner's Co., 1777. Dstd. Dec., '77. 
Hazle, Thos., pt, Armstrong's Co., 1777. Died Feb. 28, 
Howell, Jno., pt., Hall's Co., June 17, '77. 3 yrs. W. 
Howard, Patk., pt., Gee's Co., 1777. W. Dstd.; time not known and mustd. 

Jan., '78. 
Hoskins, Ebenz., pt., Armstrong's Co., Apl. 1, '77. W. Dstd. Sept. 1, '78. 
Husk, John, pt., Williams' Co., Nov., '76. 3 yrs. 
Humphreys, Daniel, pt., Gee's Co., Mar. 18, '76. 2 1-2 yrs. Disch'd. Sept. 

30, '78. 
Huling, W. Jacob, Sergt, Fenner's Co., 1777. Pt. Sept., '77. 


Hall, Delany, pt., Brinkley's Co., 1777. 2 1-2 yrs. Died Mch. 13, '78. 

Harrison, Jas., pt., Granbury's Co., Apl. 20, '76. 2 1-2 yrs. Dischgd Oct., '77. 

Hart, Anth'y, Lt, Granbury's Co., 1777. See 2 Reg. 

Hastings, Wylis, pt, Turner's Co., Jan. 27, '77. 3 yrs. 

Hitchcock, Fred'k, pt., Brinkley's Co., Apl- 20, '76. 2 1-2 yrs. Dischgd. Oct. '78. 

Hodgton, Alvery, Lt. & Adgt, 1777. Omtd. Jan., '78. 

Howell, Henry, pt., Granbury's Co., 1777. 2 1-2 yrs. Dstd. Aug., '77. 

Hood, Arch'd, pt, Brinkley's Co., May 2, '76. 2 1-2 yrs. Dischd. Oct., '78. 

Hudson, Isaac, Sergt. Maj., May 24, '77. 2 1-2 yrs. Omtd. Sept., '78. 

Hudson, Chamberl'n, Corpl., Turner's Co., May 7, '76. Sergt. Oct. 25, '77'; 

pt. June, '78; dischgd. Oct., '78. 
Huntston, Abm., pt., Turner's Co., Apl. 
Hull, Jackson, pt., Brinkley's Co., 1777. 
Hart, Anthy, Lt., Eaton's Co., Apl. 16, 

1, '82. 
Hart, Thos., pt, Eaton's Co., 1777. 2 1-2 yrs. Dead June, 1778. 
Hardy, Thos., pt., Eaton's Co., 1777. 2 1-2 yrs. Disch'd Oct., '78. 
Harris, Geo., pt., Emmet's Co., 1777. 2 1-2 yrs. Missing Oct. 4, '77. 
Hern, Drury, pt., Emmet's Co., May 15, '76. 2 1-2 yrs. Disch'd Nov. 10, '78. 

(to be continued.) 

29, '76. 3 yrs. W. Dstd. May 1, '79. 
3 yrs. Dead Jany., '78. 
'77. Adgt. June, '78; resigned Apl. 

Benedict Arnold in Edenton. 299 




(Original in the Court House at Edenton, N. C.) 

North Carolina. 

Know all Men by these Presents, That We Benedict Arnold & 
John Horniblow of Edenton, Vintner, are held and firmly bound unto 
his Excellency Josiah Martin Esqr., Governor, Captain-General, 
Vice Admiral and Commander in Chief, in and over the said Prov- 
ince, in the Sum of Five hundred pounds, proclamation money, to be 
paid to his Excellency the Governor, his Successors or assigns: To 
which Payment well & truly to be made, we bind ourselves, jointly 
& severally, our Heirs, Executors and Administrators, for and in the 
whole firmly by these Presents. Sealed with our Seals and dated at 
the Custom House, at Port Roanoke this 2d day of March in the 
XlVth Year of the Beign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third, 
King of Great Britain &c. Anno Dom. 1774. 

The Condition of the above Obligation is such, That if the above 
bounden Benedict Arnold shall not in his said Vessel transport or 
carry out of this Government any Person or Persons, Inhabitant or 
Inhabitants thereof, without Permission from the Governor or Naval 
Officer and shall not depart this Port with his said Vessel without 
Leave from the Naval Officer, nor carry out in his said Vessel any 
slave or slaves, or Servant o# Servants, belonging to any Inhabitant 
of this Province, nor depart with his said Vessel without paying 
Pilotage; then this Obligation to be Void and of no Effect, or else 
to be and remain in full Force and Virtue. 

Sealed and Delivered S BENED'T ARNOLD 

in the presence of • 


The above signature, when compared with the autograph of Bene- 
dict Arnold as given in the various histories of the United States, is 
found to be a fac-simile. John Horniblow, the surety to the bond, 
was the owner and proprietor of the old "King's Arms" in Edenton, 
N. O, which stood on the site of the present "Bay View Hotel." 
Joshua Worley, the witness, lived in Tyrrell County, on the Albe- 
marle Sound, about fifteen miles from Edenton, which town in 1774 
was known as Port Roanoke in the classification of Custom- Houses 
made by the English Government in America. The bond was exe- 
cuted and delivered to Jas. Iredell, Collector of the Customs. — Ed. 



The Edenton Tea Party. 




D — Issue of Charles Roberts born Augt. 14, 1766 (son of Charles 
Roberts and wife Elizabeth, probably Lisles), and wife Ann Hos- 
kins, married Apl. 29, 1790. 

(1) Richard Roberts, born April 1, 1792; removed to Raleigh, 
N. C. 

(2) Charles Lisles Roberts, born Apl. 18, 1797; removed to 
Greene County, Ala. 

(3) Elizabeth Roberts, born Oct. 17, 1799. 

(4) Catharine Roberts, born May 10, 1801. 

(5) John Roberts removed' to Madison County, Ala. 

(6) Baker Roberts removed to Washington County, N. C. 
Would be glad to have the descendants of the above children of 

Charles Roberts and wife Ann Hoskins. We have written a num- 
ber of letters to the localities where they settled after leaving Chowan 
County, but have had no response. Was Governor Roberts, of 
Texas, of the family ? 

G — Issue of Edmund Hoskins and wife Elizabeth Blount, mar- 
ried Dec. 29th, 1802. * 

1. Mary Winifred Hoskins, born Aug. 10, 1804, died in Missis- 
sippi Dec, 1861, married July 9, 1827, at Edenton^N. C, Richard 
T. Brownrigg. Issue : (a) Elizabeth Blount Brownrigg md Henry 
Marsden Waddell and - had issue, 1 Henry Marsden Waddell, md 
Anna Alida Young, and have Marsden Young Waddell — Hugh 
Brownrigg Waddell, address Columbus, Miss. 

(6) Dr. John Brownrigg, md Jan. 24, 1864, Elizabeth Yerger, 
of Jackson, Miss. Issue : Richard T. Brownrigg. 

(c) Richard Thomas Brownrigg, md May 12, 1856, Octavia Cal- 
houn, of Austin, Texas. Issue ^Elizabeth Blount Brownrigg, md 
Alexander Pope; issue Frank Eads Pope and Bettie Pope. Mr. 
Pope was killed ; his widow is still living. 2 Elizabeth Ewing Brown- 
rigg md James S. Irion, of Overton, Texas; issue, (a) Annabel Irion, 
(b) Richard Brownrigg Irion, (c) James Robert Irion. 3 John Brown- 
rigg, died in early childhood. 4 Mary Brownrigg, died in infancy. 
Richard T. Brownrigg was a Major in Sibley's Command, C. S. A., 
and was killed in battle. He was a man of superior intellect. 

(d) Mary Ruth Brownrigg died in childhood. 

(e) Mary Anne Brownrigg died in childhood. 

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(/) Thomas Brownrigg, called Tam, married Annie Troupe Car- 
ter. Issue: 1 Mavj Brownrigg, md John Francis Sharp; issue, (a) 
Mary Sharp. Mrs. Sharp, md 2nd M. Starkweather; they reside at 
Needles, California. 2 Annie Brownrigg, md Elbert Lucas Wells, 
of Columbus, Ga. ; issue, (a) Elbert Brownrigg Wells, (6) Katherine 
Wells, (c & d) twins Elizabeth and Wm. Wells, all young. Their 
address is Marshall, Texas. 3 John Brownrigg, md Annie Hilliard; 
issue, (a) Thomas Hilliard Brownrigg, (&) an infant daughter. 
4 Henry Brownrigg, a bachelor. ^Newman Brownrigg, unmarried. 
6 Malcolm Brownrigg, unmarried. 7 Tammie Brownrigg, md Erank 
Lu Gar Norton. They have one son and reside in St. Louis, Mo. 

(g) Sarah P. Brownrigg md Chancillor La Fayette Haughton; 
issue, 1 Mary Lou Haughton, md Dunbar Holder McQuiston ; issue, 
Claudia Brownrigg McQuiston, Sarah Holder McQuiston, Maria 
Louise McQuiston and Vivienne McQuiston. 2 Claudia Elizabeth 
Haughton, md John M. Erwin ; issue, James Haughton Erwin, John 
• Brownrigg Erwin, Henry Dick Erwin and Edwin Erwin. 3 Bichard 
Brownrigg Haughton, Attorney at Law and Judge of the Fourth Dis- 
trict Court, St. Louis, Mo. ; unmarried. His address is No. 1117 
Clark Avenue. 4 Sallie La Fayette Haughton, called "Fay," un- 
married. 5 Daisy Shelton Haughton, unmarried. 

2. Richard Thomas Hoskins, born Oct. 19, 1807, died Aug. 22, 
1870, in Tarboro, N. C. ; md. Elizabeth Ann Lawrence (daughter of 
P. P. Lawrence and wife" Martha), born in Edenton, N. C, Oct. 8, 
1823; died at Sulphur Sprt%s, Texas, June 19, 1890. Issue ,(a) 
Mary Brownrigg Hoskins, born in Mississippi Nov. 5, 1847, living 
with C. W. Hoskins at Bells, Texas; (b) Martha Blount Hoskins, 
born Apl. 25, 1850, md J. B. Hunt; she died in Mobile, Ala., Sept. 
15, 1873 ; no issue, (c) Richard Baker Hoskins, born Mch. 13, 
1852, in Mobile, Ala. ; died in Banham, Texas, Jan. 19, 1898 ; md 
Mattie S. Kigdon ; no issue, (d) Lawrence Wiggins Hoskins, born 
at Everettsville, N. C, July 5, 1854; died there July 20, 1855. (e) 
Thomas Owen Hoskins, born at Tarboro, N. C, Feb. 21, 1856; died 
there June 7, 1856. (/) Elizabeth B. Hoskins, born at Tarboro, N. 
C. r Apl. 6, 1859; died there Sept 2, 1859. (g) Edmund Thomas 
Hoskins, born at Tarboro, N. C, Apl. 29, 1857; died at Austin, 
Texas, Feby. 3, 1879. (h) James W. Hoskins, born at Tarboro, N. 
C, Oct. 2, 1860; died the same day. (i) Charles Worth Hoskins, 
born at Tarboro, N. C, Feby. 15, 1862; md Maggie E. Somerville, 
of Grayson County, Texas; she died Sept. 20, 1898 ; issue, Elizabeth 
Sarah Hoskins, born Nov. 21, 1893 ; Mattie Hoskins, born Dec. 27, 
1895, died in Fannin County, Texas, June 9, 1897; and Harriet- 
Rachel Hoskins, born July 23, 1897 ; address, Bells, Texas. 

3. Sarah Ann Hoskins, born 1810 ; died in Mississippi in 1843. 


The Edenton Tea Party. 

4. Edmund Blount Hoskins, born 1813 ; died April, 1852, at Co- 
lumbus, Miss. ; md 1837 Sarah Frances Oliver; issue, (a) Ann Eliza 
Hoskins, born 1838 ; md 1859 Dr. George H. Moore, of Memphis, 
Tenn, born in Huntsville, Ala., 1822 ; Surgeon C. S. A. ; issue, 
1 Thomas Clay Moore, born 1864; member of the printing house of 
Pope & Moore, Memphis. 2 Mary E. Moore, md 1897 Daniel Kil- 
lain, of St. Louis, Mo. ; issue, Alfred Daniel Killain, born July 1, 
189S. 3 George Moore, born 1869, md Stella Capurs. 4 Dr. Alfred 
Moore, of Memphis, born 1872 ; graduated Memphis Medical Col- 
lege 1895 ; House Physician of St. Joseph's Hospital. 

(b) Caroline Watkins Hoskins, born 1S10 ; md 1865 James Le 
Noir; issue, ^William G. Le Nbir, born 1866; 2 Sterling Paine Le 
J^oir, born 1867 ; 3 Dr. James Le ]S"oir, 4 Sarah Louisa Le Xoir, born 
1872, md 1895 James R. Taylor, of Memphis, Tenn; issue, Carolyn 
and James Taylor, the latter born June 11, 1899 ; 5 George Le Noir, 
6 Edward Le ISToir. 

(c) Richard Blount Hoskins, of Meridian, Miss, (in the N. C. 
Artillery, C. S. A), born 1843; md 1872 Ida Daves; issue, Hda 
Blount Hoskins, born 1874, unmarried; 2 Lee Paine Hoskins, born 
1878, md Daisy Marion; issue, Francis Lee Marion Hoskins, born 
Jany. 1, 1902; 3 Tallee Daves Hoskins, born 1883, unmarried; 
4 Fanny Oliver Hoskins, born 1887; 5 Edmund Blount Hoskins, born 
1876, died 1884; SEdna Ruth Hoskins, born 1885, died 1885. 

(d) James Woodberry Hoskins, died 1884 at West Point, Miss. 

(e) John Oliver Hoskins, born 185r* > md 1st Bettie Harrell, 2nd 
Mary Furguson; issue: * Annie Mary Hoskins, by the 2nd marriage; 
2 Caroline Hoskins, d. young; 3 Carrie Hoskins, 4 Mary Paine Hos- 
kins, 5 John Oliver Hoskins; they live in Arkansas. 

5. Charles Worth Hoskins, born 1815, died March 1, 1886, at 
Terrell, Texas; md Sarah Donnington, of Xewark, N". J.; issue, 13 
children: (a) Elizabeth Blount Hoskins md 1st X. A. Jones, of Her- 
nando, Miss. ; issue, one son Clarence Jones, of Gonzales, Texas, un- 
married, (b) Kate Frances Hoskins md B. M. Childress, of Sul- 
phur Springs, Texas ; issue : iRena Childress, md B. L. Gill, of Ter- 
rell, Texas; issue, Kate, Lloyd, Benjamin and Brice Gill. 2 Charles 
W. Childress, md Dora Rainey, of Fort Worth, Texas; issue, 
Charles W. Childress, Jr. 3 Blount Malone md Pearl Turner,' of 
Terrell, Texas ; issue, Annie Louise Childress. 4 Kate S. Childress 
md F. M. Raike, of Terrell, Texas ; issue, daughter Frederic. 5 Ada 
Virginia Childress md W. A. Moore, of Fort Worth, Texas ; issue, 
William A. Moore, Jr., and Worth Hoskins Moore. 6 Sallie Baker 
Childress, unmarried. 7 Fannie Gertrude Childress md A. L. Bur- 
rough ; issue, Brice Burrough. 

(c) Edmund Worth Hoskins 3rd child and oldest son md Vir- 


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ginia Mitchell, of Jefferson, Texas; issue: iBrice Worth Hoskins md 
Claire Demises Key, of Dallas, Texas; issue, Clarence Worth Hos- 
kins, Edmund Hoskins. 

(d) Blanche Brownrigg Hoskins died single. 

(e) Baker Blount Hoskins md Augusta Raquet, of Terrell; issue, 
!Charles Henry Hoskins, 2 Baker Blount Hoskins, 3 Conda Raquet 
Hoskins, 4 Lawrence Worth Hoskins, 5 Clarence Hoskins, 6 Dudley 
Sanders Hoskins, 7 Henry Raquet Hoskins, 8 Augusta Raquet Hos- 

Charles Worth Hoskins and wife Sarah Donnington had several 
children, who died in infancy. Eight in number, so says Miss Adele 
Shelton, of Xew York city. We are indebted to Mrs. Kate Chil- 
dress, of Terrell, Texas, for the above record of her family. 

6. Rev. James Woodbury Hoskins, of the P. E. Church, born 
1817, died about 1875, md Jane Moore, of Laurel, Del. No issue. 

7. Elizabeth Martha Hoskins md Dr. John Brownrigg; issue, 
Claude T. Brownrigg, died in Xew York city about 1862 ; a young 
lady. Mrs. Dr. John Brownrigg md 2nd William H. Shelton ; issue, 
Adele Shelton, unmarried, living early in 1003 with her mother at 
Xo. 76 Madison Avenue, New York city. 

8. Catherine Frances Hoskins, born 1821, died Sept. 24, 1853, in 
Florida ; never married. 

9. Sarah Hoskins md Goode Watkins. Xo issue 

H — Martha Hoskins md 1st July 11, 1801, Wm. Rombough ; no 
issue. She md 2nd March Sft, 1816, William Blount (his second 
wife) ; issue : There were 8 children by Wm. Blount's 1st marriage. 
For this record see X. C. Hist' and Geneal. Register, Vol. I, Xo. 3, 
page 461. 9 Frances Blount, born 1817, died 1835, unmarried ; 
10 Mary" Elizabeth Blount, born Xov. 25, 1818, died May 2, 1882 ; md 
Xov. 30, 1837, Xathan S. Perkins; issue, (a) Martha Blount Per- 
kins, born Dec. 1, 1841, died single Apl. 24, 1871; (b) Reding 
Blount Perkins, born Feby. 14, 1844, died 1902 at Anniston, Ala. 
md Dec. 31, 1866, Susan V. Lightfoot, of Xorfolk, Va. ; she died in 
Winston, X. C, Sept., 1883 ; issue, !Mary Lee Perkins md Jeff. S. 
Grogan, of Winston, X. C. ; issue, Xellie Lightfoot Grogan, Lillie 
Lee Grogan, Elizabeth Leary Grogan and Mary Perkins Grogan ; 
2 William Xorcom Perkins, 2nd child of R. B. Perkins, unmarried 
in Anniston, Ala; 3 Xathan S. Perkins, 3rd child of R. B. Perkins, 
md Ruth Xoble; issue, Reding Lightfoot Perkins, (c) William 
Blount Perkins, born*July 23, 1846, md Carrie Howdershall, of 
Fauquier County, Va. ; issue, Mary C. Perkins, Xettie Leary Per- 
kins and Carrie Elizabeth Perkins; they resided at LaGrange, X. C. 
(d) Xettie Perkins md Dec. 15, 1869, John L. Leary, of Edenton, 
X. C. ; issue, Xettie Perkins Leary and Elizabeth Birie Leary, un- 


304 Albemarle County and the Original Precincts. 

married in 1902. J. L. Lea'ry and family reside at San Marcos, 
Texas. Eeding Blount Perkins md 2nd Florence Connor, of Wil-?J 
son, N. C. (sister of Hon. H. G. Connor). No issue. 

William Blount's 1st wife was Dolly Cotton, of Perquimans I 
Countv, 1ST. C. 

(to be continued.) 


(by the editor of the register.) 

A most excellent and commendable proposition having recently 
appeared in some of the papers, made by Hon. J. Bryan Grimes, ; I 
Secretary of State of North Carolina, offering a prize to the scholar 
(under eighteen years of age) in the public schools of the State who 
will make the clearest and simplest diagram in chart form of the J 
formation (with date) of the counties of North Carolina, etc., oUM 
attention having thus been directed to this subject, we have concluded 
to give our readers what information we have gathered from the* 
records relating to the early divisiona%nd sub-divisions of the terri- 1| 
tory embraced in that portion of Carolina, later North Carolina, 
especially Albemarle County. i m 

The above-mentioned offer is very creditable to the head and heart, 
of Mr. Grimes, and is a step in the right direction. We rejoice to: 
know that a movement so important to an accurate knowledge of the 
settlement of the Colony and State has been inaugurated ; it is emi- 
nently calculated to awaken not only in the public schools, but the; 
masses as well, a deeper interest in historical research and knowledge. 
It is not only to be commended, but to be hoped that the interest so 
awakened will deepen and widen until not only the children, but all, 
her citizens shall become fully conversant with the history of the 
land of their nativity or adoption. North Carolina has a grand and 9 
glorious history, to which her sons and daughters can justly point 9 
with pride, conscious that her star shines with as great brilliancy as. 
that of any of her sister States composing the great constellation of ;| 
the American Union. It has never been written in all of its details, 
hence the necessity (even at this late date) of delving in the archives 
of the State, among the dusty records of the past centuries, for every 
fragment of record evidence to forge, link by link, the historic chain 



Albemarle County and the Original Precincts. 305 

that binds together the events of the past and bring prominently to 
view those in whom the events centered. 

Accuracy is the first constituent element of history. Without it it 
is comparatively of but little value and worth scarcely more than 
tradition. On account of the great mass of data, scattered all over 
the State, in public offices and private houses as well, which has never 
been Systematically compiled and arranged, through which the his- 
torian has to search for facts and dates, it is not a matter of surprise 
that the most careful and painstaking toiler should be sometimes 
led into error, for not infrequently what appears, from the evidence 
in hand to-day, to be true, newly-discovered evidence at a later period 
discounts and often entirely destroys. The purpose of this article is 
to correct, in a kindly spirit, from the records we have, for the bene- 
fit of the present as well as future generations, some of the errors 
that have heretofore obtained with reference to the early precincts, 
their formation, etc. 

Carolina — at least that part afterwards North Carolina — had in 
her early settlement three divisions, viz. : The Counties of Albemarle, 
Bath and Clarendon. Albemarle County was the. earliest formed, 
and this article will be confined in the main to a notice of her forma- 
tion and sub-division into "Precincts." By reference to the Colonial 
Records of North Carolina, Vol. I, page 49, it is apparent that Albe- 
marle County, named in honor of General George Monk, Duke of 
Albemarle, was laid out by the Lords Proprietors as early as 1663. 
We quote from the above-mentioned work as follows: "Copy of a 
Commission to Sir William Berkeley, to constitute and Commis- 
sionate a Governor for 2 Albemarle River * * * to* be and con- 
tineu Governor of all that parte of the province aforesaid which lyeth 
on the North East side or Starboard side entring of the river Chowan, 
now named by Us Albemarle River together with the Islands and 

Isletts within ten leagues thereof, for the tearme and time of 

yeares from the date of his Commission which he shall receive from 
the said Sir William Berkeley, he behaving himself well : and like- 
waves the same person or some other fitting person to be and Contineu 
Governor on the South West or larboard side entring the same river, 

1 Far be it from us to depreciate the stupendous work done by the late Col. W. 
L. Saunders and the present Chief Justice of North Carolina, Hon. Walter Clark, in 
their research, and compilation of the North Carolina Colonial Records, and State 
Records. For this work- they deserve the gratitude of every North Carolinian; 
without them we would be driftinsr (historically speaking) like a boat without 
keel or rudder, but we refer to the large mass of data which remains as yet un- 
touched. _ 

2 Albemarle Sound and Chowan River were known in the early records as Albe- 
marle River and Chowan River; quite frequently the two streams were called by 
the same name, and some times were synonymously used for the same stream. 


1 . 



306 Albemarle County and the Original Precincts. 

and from the entrance thereof 20 leagues up the river and from the 

river side. myles Southerly into the land, for the tearme and 

time of yeares from the date of the Commission that he shall receeve 
from Sir William Berkeley, he behaving himself Well as aforesaid. 
And also to nominate and appoint 6 fitting persons to be of the Coun- 
cil of each Governor, if two &c." The above commission bears date 

day of 1663, and is followed by instructions to Sir William 

Berkeley, oh pages 50 and 51 of the same volume, for laying out the 
land in the above-mentioned boundaries. 

Again, on page 93 of the same volume, we find as follows: 
"Mr. Drammond, 


"Our last unto you was by Mr. Peter iCarteret accompanying your 
Commission and Instructions for the Government of the ^County of 
Albemarle in which we confyned the County to 40 myles square or 
40 square myles in which there was a mistake, for it should have 
been 1600 square myles instead of 40 of which you are to take notice 
and to bound the County accordingly and if it be not enough to com- 
prehend all the plantations under that Government give us notice 
of the deft, and on what point of the Compass those plantations lye 
that are without the bounds (from the entrance to the Mayne Biver) 
and we can enlarge your bounds; and shall if there be reason for it. 

"Wee rest, 

"Your Very Loving Friends. 

"Cockpitt Jan'y 7, 1664-5." 

The above letter was evidently written by the Lords Proprietors to 
William Drummond, the first Governor of Albemarle County, in 
Carolina, and proposes to enlarge the territory to be embraced within 
the County of Albemarle, and accounts for the second charter of 
King diaries II. ; this latter charter took in a strip of land (between 
Albemarle Sound and the present southern boundary of Virginia) 
thirty-seven miles wide ; in other words, extending the boundary 
from the 36th degree of northern latitude "to the North end of Cur- 
rituck river or inlet upon a straight westerly line to Wyanoak, wbich 
lies within or about the degrees of thirty-six and thirty minutes 
Northern latitude," etc. 

The County of Albemarle was sub-divided into three precincts, 
exactly at what date or by what authority does not appear. Under 
date of 3 1671 we find that Martin says the County of Albemarle was I 

1 Peter Carteret became Governor in 1669, succeeding Gov. Samuel Stephens. 
Martin's History of North Carolina says 'Peter Cartwright", but the minute dockets 
of the Court held in 1670 in the Court House at-Ecienton, says "Peter Carteret". 

2 Italics ours. 

3 Martin's History of North Carolina, Vol. I, page 154. 


Albemarle County and the Original Precincts. 307 

at the same time divided into three precincts; the eastern was called 
Carteret, the middle one Berkeley, and the western Shaftesbury. 
From our understanding of these divisions (a knowledge gained by an 
investigation of the grants prior to 16S5, in the Secretary of State's 
office, Raleigh, 1ST. C, in part), Carteret Precinct was composed of 
the territory lying north of Little River to the Virginia line (never 
definitely settled until the joint survey of the boundary line hy com- 
missioners of Virginia and North Carolina in 1728-9) ; this included 
the present Counties of Pasquotank, Camden and Currituck. ' Berke- 
ley Precinct corresponded then to the present boundaries of Perqui- 
mans County and a narrow strip of land, probably three or four 
miles wide, on the extreme eastern horder of Gates County. The 
latter boundary is deduced from deeds recorded in Chowan and Per- 
quimans Counties for land located within the district named. 
Shaftesbury Precinct, afterwards known as Chowan Precinct, em- 
braced the balance of the territory included within the bounds of 
Albemarle County. 

1 Martin, in speaking of the Quaker George Pox's visit to Carolina 
in 1672, states that "He crossed the wide wilderness which separates 
the County of Albemarle from the settlements of Virginia accom- 
panied by another man only. They first reached the plantation of 
one 2 Phelps, a person of his society, who had removed with his 
family from New England to the precinct of Berkeley and dwelt on 
Perquimans River" (Italics ours). Perquimans River to this day 
cuts in twain Perquimans Co. These precincts retained their names 
until about the year 1685, when Carteret Precinct was divided into 
Currituck and Pasquotank, and the three original precincts appeared 
thereafter as four. Again we quote from Martin, Vol. 1, page 176 : 
"1683. The four precincts on Albemarle Sound which were hith- 
erto designed by the titles or names of some of the lords proprietors, 
viz. : Shaftesbury, Berkeley, etc., were now named by the principal 
streams that water them, Chowan, Perquimans, Pasquotank and 
Currituck, appellations which they to this day retain." Martin 
fixes this change of name in 1683, but it was evidently after 1684, 
for, by reference to Book of Land Grants No. 1, pages 104, 105, 
144, 145, etc., in the office of the Secretary of State at Raleigh, N. 
C, it will be found that the grants referred to bear date in 1684,, 
and the land conveyed located in Sh-aftesbury Precinct. We know, 
from having traced the title down to the present, that some of these 
lands are contiguous to the town of Edenton, the site of which was in 
Shaftesbury, afterwards Chowan, Precinct. In 1685 there were four 
precincts in Albemarle County instead of the three original. The 

1 Vol. I, page 155. 

2 Phelps' Point, now Hertford, N. C. 



308 Albemarle County and the Original Precincts. 

fourth has already been accounted for by the division of Carteret 
Precinct into Currituck and Pasquotank ; also, please bear in mind 
that Martin says above that they were "located on Albemarle Sound," 
and so continue to this day. The first three existed from certainly 
as early as 1671, first by their proprietary names, and then, about 
1685, the eastern being divided into two separate and distinct pre- 
cincts, there were four precincts, taking the names of the water- 
courses which penetrated their boundaries and territory. These 
precincts were not formed in 1722, but as early as 1671, a half cen- 
tury prior to that date. 

In 1722 Bertie Precinct was formed, not as one of the original 
precincts, but out of territory belonging to Chowan Precinct. In 
support of this proposition we introduce the Act of Assembly creat- 
ing the precinct, which will be found in the "Collection of Laws" by 
James Davis, of New Bern, published in 1751, on page 29. Chap- 
ter V of the Acts passed by the Assembly held at Edenton October 
2d to October 19th, 1722, the caption says: "An Act appointing that 
Part of Albemarle County lying on the West Side of Chowan Eiver to 
be a Precinct by the name of Bertie," and the preamble to the Act re- 
cites : "Whereas, That Part of Albemarle County lying on the West 
Side of Chowan Eiver, being fart of Choiuan Precinct," etc. (Italics 
ours). The above language is clear and explicit and can leave no 
doubt that Bertie Precinct was not an original precinct, but was 
formed out of Chowan territory. 

The same is true of Tyrrell Precinct, for by reference to the same 
book, page 73, appears the following Act, being" Chapter IV of the 
laws passed by the Assembly held at Edenton November 27th, 1729, 
entitled, "An Act to appoint that Part of Albemarle County lying on 
the South Side of Albemarle Sound and Morattuck (Boanoke) Eiver 
into a Precinct to be known by the name of Tyrrell Precinct, Eun- 
ning so high as the Eainbow Banks including part of the several 
Precincts hereinafter named, viz., Chowan, Pasquotank, Bertie and 
Currituck," etc. This Act is conclusive proof that Tyrrell was not 
an original precinct, but taken from the precincts named in the Act 
above recited. 

That portion of Tyrrell Precinct, as above constituted, lying on 
Albemarle Sound immediately opposite Currituck, on the other side 
of the Sound, was prior to November 27, 1729, part of Currituck Pre- 
cinct, and the same is true with reference to Pasquotank, Perquimans 
and Chowan, the latter extending her authority certainly as far east as 
Scuppernong Eiver, which included all that part of Tyrrell County 
out of which Washing-ton County was formed in 1799, as well as a 
small strip of land lying between the Washington County line and 
Scuppernong Eiver. "Eunning so high as the Eainbow Banks" took 


Albemarle County and the Original Precincts. 309 

in nearly the entire border of Martin County (as at present consti- 
tuted) on the Roanoke River. 

There are deeds on record, for lands in Chowan Precinct, in the 
office of the Register of Deeds of Chowan County, at Edenton, in 
books W. No. 1, B. No. 1, C. No. 1 and F. No. 1, bearing date from 
1692 to the date of the formation of Bertie and Tyrrell Precincts, 
for lands on the north side of Meherrin River, "in Caledony Woods 
on Coneconary Swamp (which, if we mistake not, are part and parcel 
of the State lands in Halifax County, N. C. ) in the present bounda- 
ries of Bertie, Hertford, Northampton, Halifax and Edgecombe 
Counties, and also deeds for lands on Welch's Creek, as well as the east 
and west sides of Scuppernong River ; in fact, these books contain the 
deeds for all lands conveyed in the above-named counties prior to the 
time of the establishment of the two separate precincts above-named. 
Ihe entire early settlement of Chowan, Bertie and Tyrrell Precincts 
will be found in these deeds, which followed immediately behind the 
grants issued by the Governor and his Council. 

Carteret Precinct was not an original precinct, but was formed 
from Craven Precinct, as will be found by reference to the Colonial 
Records of North Carolina, Vol. II, page 459 : "At a Council held at 
the Honoble the President's house August ye 8th, 1722. Present 
the Honoble Thomas Pollock, Esqr., President, &c, Christopher Gale, 
John Lovick, Tho. Pollock, Junr., Esqrs., Lds Proptrs Deptys. 
* * * Pursuant to a former order of Council for making Core 
Sound a separate Precinct from Craven, It is resolved that the said 
precinct be Called and distinguished by the name of Carteret pre- 
cinct and that the bounds thereof shall be and include all the Lands 
lying on the said Sound, (Bogue Sound) and the rivers and Creeks 
runing into them including all the settlemts to the Southward thereof 
untill there shall be a further division of other Counteys or precincts. 

"And that Craven Precinct shall consist of all the settlements upon 
Neuse, Trent and their branches including Bear River, and John 
Nelson, Richard Russell, Enoch Ward, Joseph Bell and Richard 
Whitehurst are appointed Justices of the Peace for Carteret pre- 
cinct aforsd." 

This settles beyond the shadow of a doubt the exact date when 
Carteret Precinct was formed out of territory belonging to 
Craven Precinct, hence we are forced to conclude that 
this (Carteret Precinct) did not exist as an original pre- 
cinct. An Act was passed in 1738 by the Assembly changing 
the names of the precincts to Counties, hence we immediately had 
thereafter Carteret County. These early divisions we arrange as 
follows: Carteret Precinct in 1671, Berkeley Precinct in 1671, 



The Hill_Faison Families. 

Shaftesbury in 1671. Carteret divided about 1685 into Currituck 
and Pasquotank, Berkeley changing its name to Perquimans about 
1685 ; Shaftesbury, name changed to Chowan, about 1685 ; !Car- 
teret Precinct formed from Craven August 8, 1722 ; Bertie formed 

from Chowan October, 1722 ; Tyrrell formed from Chowan Novem- 
ber 27, 1729. Craven was an original precinct, probably formed at 
a later period than the three original precincts comprising Albe- 
marle County, but of this Precinct we will have something to say 

We do not profess to be infallible in the above statement, but have 
given from the records, as far as we have been able to reach them, 
what appears to be the correct formation of these early sub-divisions 
of North Carolina, and will be glad to have any one with better data 
and evidence in hand to correct any errors that may appear in the 
record we have given, as accuracy is what we are after in all history, 
and especially so in the formation and formative period of North 
Carolina history. 


1745 — 1. Record Book of Deeds, Brunswick County, Va. Deed 
dated February 6, 1745, William Hill to Frances De- 

1758— 2. Old marriage Bond Record, Lawrenceville, Brunswick 
County, Va., dated October 24th, 1758, showing that 
William Hill married Priscilla Embry, a widow. Order, 
May Court, 1788, recorded in Brunswick County, show- 
ing abatement of action, by reason of death of Priscilla 
Hill, wife of William Hill, one of the plaintiffs. 

1773 — 3. Patent of land, recorded in Secretary of State's office, 
Raleigh, N. C, showing patent of 200 acres of land on 
east side of Bear Swamp (within Faison Township) by 
William Hill, dated January 22d, 1773. 

1781 — 4. Old marriage bond record, Brunswick County, Va., 
dated January 11th, 1781, showing marriage of Thomas 
Hill to Frances Smith, spinster, daughter of Elizabeth 

1 There were two Carteret Precincts, the former existing from about 1671 to 
about 1685, — the other, formed out of Craven Precinct, August 8, 1722, changed in 
1738 to Carteret County. 

The Hill-Faison Families. 






1783— 5. Deed, recorded in Duplin County, K C, in book "Little 
I," pages 181 and 182, dated October 1st, 17S3— Wil- 
liam Hill, of Brunswick County, Va., to bis son Thomas 
Hill, deeding land in above patent, and also 432 other 
acres on east side of Bear Swamp, within Faison Town- 
6., Wheeler's History of Worth Carolina: Joseph Hill, son 
of William Hill, elected member of Worth Carolina Leg- 
islature from Carteret County. 

7. Order Books, Brunswick County, Va., recorded license 
to William Hill, dated April 26, 1790, to keep ordinary 
at his house in Brunswick County. 

8. Old Marriage Books, Brunswick County, Va., marriage 
bond, dated September 27, 1790, showing marriage of 
William Hill to Sarah Lanier. 

1792 — 9. Record Order Books, order recorded in Brunswick 
County Va., dated May 28, 1792, in which Thomas Hill 
was mentioned as plaintiff in Brunswick County, Va., 
against a. person named Winne, showing that Thomas 
Hill must have remained in Virginia until 1792. 
Last will of William Hill, probated September 23d, 1799, 
showing that he died that year. 

a. Gives property to son Joseph Hill. 

Gives property to son Isaac Hill. 

Gives property to son Thomas Hill. 

Gives property to son Joseph Hill. , 

Gives property to daughter Priscilla Williams 

(wife of Miles Williams). 

Gives property to granddaughter Polly Williams 

(daughter of Priscilla Williams). 

Gives property to grandson Joseph Williams (son 

of Priscilla Williams). 

Gives property to wife Sarah Hill. 
Appoints Miles Williams and Joseph Williams execu- 
tors. Inventory returned, shows that William Hill 
had over $15,000 worth of personal property, besides 

a great deal of real property. 
1810 — 11. Order Books of Brunswick County, Va. ; power of attor- 
ney, dated February 21, 1810, executed to Thomas Hill, 
of Duplin County, W. O, and Joseph Hill, of Onslow 
County, W. O, to David Wright, of Brunswick County, 
Va., to collect money in Brunswick County. 
Record Book of Deeds, Brunswick County, Va. ; deed 
dated March 10, 1810, executed to David Wright, attor- 





The Hill -Faison Families. 

ney for Thomas Hill, of Duplin County, K C, and Jo- 
Hill, of Jones County, N. C, to John W. Charles, tract 
of land in Brunswick County, Va., devised by William 
Hill to his sons Thomas Hill and Joseph Hill. 

1760 — 13. Thomas Hill, born about 1760, died about 1820 ; son of 
William Hill, husband of Frances Smith, resided in Dup- 
lin County, 1ST. C, during entire life, and was buried near 
Faison, X. C. There is a portrait of said Thomas Hill 
and Frances Smith, his wife, in the possession of Mrs. 
Annie Hill Kenan, wife of Captain James G. Kenan, of 
Kenansville, 1ST. C. Said Thomas Hill left four sons 
and a large estate; copy of will has not been found — 
probably burned in destruction of Duplin County Court- 
house about 1835. 

1785 — 14. William Lanier Hill, son of Thomas Hill, grandson of 
William Hill, of Brunswick County, Va., was born De- 
cember 28, 1785, according to inscription on his tomb- 
stone in the cemetery at Faison, N. O, and died Febru- 
ary* 7th, 1860, in Duplin County, K C., leaving a will, 
probated April 18th, 1860, and gave property to his 
wife Anne E. Hill, to his sons Christopher D. Hill, Wil- 
liam E. Hill, and to his daughter Margaret D. Pierce, 
and also real estate to William L. Hill, son of Christo- 
pher D. Hill, and Edward John Hill, son of William E. 
Hill. Said William Lanier Hill married Anne E. Dud- 
ley, of Onslow County, daughter of Colonel Christopher 
Dudley and sister of Governor Edward B. Dudley. Said 
Anne Dudley Hill died July 5th, 1860. Inscription on 
her tombstone at Faison, BT. C, states that she was born 
11th day of .May, 1795. 

1828 — 15. Will of Christopher Dudley probated, Onslow County, 
August, 1829, leaves property to his son Edward Bishop 
Dudley, and also to his grandchildren Edward D. Hill 
and Christopher Hill. 
16. William E. Hill, fourth son of William Lanier Hill, 
grandson of Thomas, and great-grandson of William, of 
Brunswick County, was born in Duplin County Febru- 
ary 3d, 1829, and resided there until his death, April 9th, 
1900 ; his tombstone at Faison, N. C, shows above dates. 
Said William E. Hill left a will, probated Duplin 
County, K". O, May, 1900; devised property to his wife 
Frances Diana Hill (now living), maiden name Frances 
Diana Faison, born June 17th, 1831, and to his children 
as follows: 

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Daughter Emily Hill, born May 25th, 1855. 

Son Edward John Hill, born September 6, 1857. 

Son Isham Faison Hill, born April 28th, 1859. 

Son Christopher D. Hill, born March 11th, 1861. 

Daughter Virginia Faison Hill, born Dec. 10, 1864. 

Son John Sprunt Hill, born March 17th, 1869. 

Daughter Sallie Faison Hill, born June 18th, 1873. 
Above dates are taken from Hill family Bible, in 
Faison, N. C. 
1831 — 17. Frances Diana Faison (now living), wife of above Wil- 
liam E. Hill, was daughter of Isham Faison and Sallie 
Thompson, granddaughter of Henry Faison, and great- 
granddaughter of James Faison, of Northampton County, 
N. C. ; and said James Faison was son of James Faison, 
Sr., of York County, Va., and said James Faison, Sr., 
was son of Henry Faison Von Doverage, TJr., who was the 
son of Henry Faison Von Doverage, Sr., the original an- 
cestor of the Faison family in this country, who was 
naturalized by Act of the Joint Assembly of Virginia 
September 24th, 1672 (see "Hennig's Statutes of Vir- 
ginia," Vol. 2, page 302, Act XI, signed by Sir William 
Berkeley, Governor). First child of Henry Faison Von 
Doverage, Sr. Elizabeth was born, as shown by the 
records of parish of New Pockison of York County, Va., 
February 18th, 1652 ; second child, Henry Faison Von 
Doverage, Jr., born February 14th, 1656; said Henry 
Von Doverage, Jr., died December 9th, 1697. 
Original will of said Henry Faison Von Doverage, Sr., dated 
April 23d, 1688, proved in York County, Va., February 
26th, 1693, is now in the possession of John Sprunt Hill, 
37 Liberty Street, New York City, together with all other 
papers showing clear line of descent of Frances Diana 
Faison, from said Henry Faison Von Doverage, Sr. 
New York, March 1st, 1902. 

John Speunt Hill, 

Durham, N. C. 


1. Facts showing the ancestry of William Hill, of Brunswick 
County, prior to 1758. 

2. Facts showing ancestry of Frances Smith, wife of Thomas Hill, 
of Brunswick County, Va., prior to 1781. 

3. Facts showing ancestry of Christopher Dudley prior to 1828. 

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Queries and Answers. 

4. Was Christopher Dudley the son of Thomas Dudley, of Car- 
teret County, who died November 22d, 1753, and grandson of Chris- 
topher Dudley, of Onslow County, who died February 26, 1746, who 
left original wills on file with the Secretary of State of North Caro- 
lina, abstracts of which are to be found in Vol. I, No. 2, North Caro- 
lina Historical and Genealogical Register, page 200 ? 


Wanted, by a lady in Weathersford, Texas, the ancestors of 
Maurice Moore, from near Wilmington, N. C, born February 16, 
1771, died 15, 1854; married in North Carolina Margaret Twilly, 

'moved to Kentucky about 1810. One of his sisters married 

McCaleb and had a son, James McCaleb ; also* ancestors of Isam 
Holmes, probably from Brunswick County, Va. ; he married in said 
county in 1797 Frances Parham, whose ancestors are also requested, 
and how they were related to the Riiffins, Courtnevs, Hunters and 
Wilders.— B. P. 

A lady of Weathersford, Texas, desires information of the Ran- 
dalls, who came from Randall Province, England, and the Manlys, 
with whom they intermarried ; also McKennies or McKannys, Whites 
and Whitesides, all of North Carolina, and from there to Kentucky 
and Tennessee, about the close of the Revolution. — G. S. W. 

Another query from Weathersford, Texas, seeks the ancestry of 
the writer's great-grandfather, Jacob Binckley, of North Carolina, 
who married Sarah Fry ; also the Christian name of Captain Falls, 
date of his birth, marriage and death, where born and maiden name 
of his wife. He was killed in battle at Ramseur's Mill, N. C, dur- 
ing the Revolutionary War. Also information of the Simonton 
familv, of Iredell County, N. C. — had any of them a Revolutionary 
War record ?— N. B. L. 


From the same city another lady writes for the ancestors of Isaac 
Johnson, who came from Roanoke, N. C, with the Kilgore Colony 
in 1784. He foiight in the Revolutionary War. Who was his wife ? 
Also information of Diethick Couts, who came from North Caro- 
lina "way back in 1700," fought in the Revolutionary War. His 
wife was Leah Stark. The lady writes for information concerning 

Queries and Answers. 315 

• her ancestor, Col. Nathan Green, of Revolutionary War record. — 
H. L M. 

Another lady from Weathersford, Texas, asks for the names of 
Richard Hill's father and mother, supposed to have been John Hill 
and wife Nancy Currier. Her Hill and Currier blood-line is 
wanted as far back as it can be ascertained. Is there a genealogy of 
the Hill family ? Was General A. P. Hill, C. S. A., of same family 
as Richard Hill. ?— Mrs. O. B. 

From another lady in the above city, a query is received desiring 

to know if General Evan Shelby had a daughter to marry a Mr. 

. Wyllie, of North Carolina; their son's name was Evan Shelby Willie 

or Wyllie, of Cabarrus County, N. C. The names of the latter's 

father and mother especially desired. 

Wanted, the ancestors of William Porter, who married Erances 
Sharp; they moved from Rockbridge County, Va., to Tennessee in 
1816 ; had a son, Boyd Porter, born 1800. How were the Boyds and 
Porters related ? Did they come originally from Pennsylvania ; 
also, did the name come from any of the sons of Adam Boyd, of 
Pennsylvania, who came to North Carolina before the Revolution ? 
Also names of Elizabeth Armstrong's parents; was her father Lt. 
Robert Armstrong, of South Carolina and Tennessee? Also an- 
cestors of both Samuel Robbins and wife Lavinia Johnston, md about 
1815 in Bradley County, Tenn. ; any other -facts relating to them 
will be appreciated. John Hagan Randall, pioneer of Tennessee, 
md 1st — Manly ; 2nd — Caruthers. Did he serve the Government in 
Colonial or Revolutionary War times. His services in either or both 
desired. Who was Barnabas Lane ? They had children Martin, 
Barnabas and Jean. Barnabas Lane was the son of Joseph Lane 
and wife Patience McKinne. 

John Knox, wife Jane Gracy, came from Scotland to America in 
1740 ; was one of the settlers of Rowan County, N. C. ; had seven 
sons and one daughter, viz. : William, Samuel, b 1747 ; James, Absa- 
lom, Joseph, John, Benjamin; and Mary Knox md Wm. Rosebro. 
James Knox was the grandfather of James Knox Polk, born 1795, 
died 1849. President of the United States. John Knox md Han- 
nah Reid; issue, (1) Robert, (2) John, (3) William, (4) George, 
' died 1869, 95 years of age; (5) Jane Knox, md David Reid; (6) 
: Erances Knox, md James Patterson; (7) Mary Knox, md Benjamin 

Brandon; (8) Anne Knox, md Anderson; (9) Margaret 

Knox, md — : — : — Chambers. We are indebted to a lady in Weath- 
ersford, Texas, for above. 



Queries and Answers. 

Information is desired by a lady in Pittsbugh, Pa., in regard 
the place and date of birth and achievements, and the date and place 
of death, of Wm. Murfree, father of Col. Hardy Murfree, of the 
N. C. Cont' Line, Rev' War. Wm. Murfree is referred to on page; 
208 of Wheeler's History of North Carolina as being a delegate 
the Convention at Hillsboro, 1ST. C, August 21, 1775. Also informa- 
tion concerning the children of Dr. John Brickell, of Edenton, N. C.I 
Dr. Brickell was sent by the General Assembly of North Carolina; 
to the mountain regions of North Carolina on an exploring expedi- 
tion. Maj. John W. Moore, in his ''School History of North Caro-I 
lina," refers to him on page 70. Was Mathias Brickell born in" 
1725, his son or brother? 

A gentleman in Galveston, Texas, desires the Rev' War record 
his ancestor, George Penland, of Asheville, N. C, and also that of I 
his maternal ancestor, Sam'l Houston, of Virginia. Any one hav-':' 
ing the information will please communicate it to the Editor of the : 
North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register, Edenton, N. C.| 

Was General Durant Hatch, born 1763, died March 27, 1830, mdjj 
Jany. 5, 1783, Elizabeth Norment, the son of Edmund Hatch, who|| 
md Lucy Richards, of Edenton, N. G, March 15, 1742-3 ? Or waM 
he the son of Lemuel Hatch, the brother of Anthony Hatch, Jr., and 
Edmund Hatch ? Did he marry a 2nd time ? If so, whom ? Ad 
•dress Editor of the Register, Edenton, N. C. 

Information is earnestly desired of the Holladay family, of NorthJ| 
■Carolina — Thomas and Samuel Holladay's descendants from aboutlS 
1730. Also the names of the parents of Rev. Seth Speight, of thej| 
M. E. Church, Virginia Conference, before the formation of theS 
North Carolina Conference. Seth Speight's son, General JessgJ.' 
Speight, was born in Greene County in 1795 and removed in 1837 to* 
Mississippi ; he occupied a number of prominent positions while in- 
North Carolina, and was also United States Senator from Missis- 
sippi. Address the Register, Edenton, N. C. 

The ancestors of Emperor Moseley, whose daughter Mary, borra 
about 1783, married 1st Samuel Jarvis and 2nd, in 1803, Wm. 
Coates Butler, son of Anthony Butler, of Philadelphia, and wifj| 
Elizabeth Coates. Emperor Moseley appears upon the conveyanc^ 
books of Pasquotank County, N. C, at Elizabeth City, in Book D r « 
and E., Jany. 9, 1765, and runs down to deed book N., Sept. 14,|| 
1793 ; he then disappears from the records. He was certainly 2|I 
years old, if not older, in 1765, hence was born certainly as early a3j 


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Queries axd Answers. 


1744, and perhaps before that date. Was he a grandson of Col. Ed- 
ward Moseley, who came from Princess Anne County, Va., to 
Chowan Precinct about 1705 or 1706, or from the same family in 
Princess Anne County, Va. ? Samuel Jarvis, Sarah Moseley's first 
husband, lived in Currituck County, X. C, not far from Princess- 
Anne County, Va., but probably married his wife in Pasquotank 
County. Her second marriage, to W. C. Butler, was celebrated about 
1780. Address the Editor of the Register, Edenton, X. C. 

Wanted, the descendants of Jasper Hardison (who lived in Tyrrell 
Precinct about 1734) down to Thomas J. Hardison, who lived in 
Edgecombe County and moved later to Anson County, E". C. 

Thomas Lewis appears in Carteret County, 1ST. C, about 1740. He 
died shortly after 1800. His issue was: (1) Uriah, (2) Esther, md 
George Willis; (3) Thomas, born Mch. 26, 1772, md about 1793 
Sidney Styron; (4) John, (5) Polly, md James Wade; (6) Daniel, 
(7) Archibald, (8) Deborah, born about l781-'83, md Jackson Ful- 
cher; (9) James, (10) Isaac Issue of his third . child, Thomas 
Lewis, and wife Sidney Styron: (1) Elizabeth, born Jan. 11, 1793, 

md Bell; (2) Rachel, born Sept 20, 1795, md Harriss ; 

(3) George, born Sept, 23, 1797, died an infant; (4) George R., 
born Mch. 11, 1800; (5) John W., born Nov. 28, 1801, md Harriet 
Wade; (6) Mary, born June 28, 1804, md Wm. Lewis Blount Litch- 
field ; (7) Mark Anthony, born June 26, 1806. The mother of Syd- 
ney Styron was Bateman before her marriage. Wanted, 

the name of the father and mother of Thomas Lewis, Sr. Was he 
from the Chowan County Lewis family or that of Pasquotank ? 
Henry Bonner left a bequest in his will executed in 1738 to his 
daughter Deborah; also to his granddaughter Deborah Lewis; also 
to his son Thomas. As all of these names appear among the chil- 
dren of Thomas Lewis, Sr., the indications are that he was closely 
connected with the Chowan Lewis and Bonner families. The Wade 
family, into which some of the children intermarried, originally set- 
tled at Wade's Point, in Pasquotank Precinct, in all probability. ' ." 

Information is desired of the ancestors of John McCorkle, whose 
will was probated in the year 1800. He left children Catharine and 
Joel. Joel McCorkle left children Finly and Samuel. Samuel Mc- 
Corkle, among his children, left James Stewart McCorkle. The 
same letter states that Gilbert Falls was killed at Ramseur's battle- 
ground during the Revolution (one of six Captains killed — his 
sword and cuff-buttons are still in the family). My father's grand- 
father was James Stewart, who left 10 children: (1) James, (2) 




Queries and Answers. 

Finly, (3) Hugh, (4) John, (5) Eobert, (6) Caroline, (7) Euphe-i 
mia, (8) Theresia, (9) Martha and (10) Ann. Martha Stewart* 
and Samuel McCorkle were married and had issue, (1) James 5 
Stewart McCorkle, (2) John E, McCorkle, (3) Martha McCorkle^ 
(4) Mary McCorkle. James Stewart McCorkle md Mary Jane": 
Buford in Mississippi. Wanted, the ancestors of the Buford f amilv, : 
and any information relating to the other families mentioned will be | 
very greatly appreciated. 

Thomas Blount, who md Mrs. Mary Scott 1685-6, is generally con- 
ceded to have been the brother of James Blount, who died that year. 
James Blount mentions a son Thomas in his will in 1685-6 and a 
grandson. A paper-writing among the records in Court-house at- 
Edenton shows that James Blount and his brother Thomas proved.: 
their rights on the same piece of paper. Thomas Bonner's wife- 
Mary, who survived him in Chowan, the mother of Lydia Bonner, 
was Mary Roberts, sister of Jonathan Roberts, who married in Hert- 
ford County Miss Brickell. 

Information desired of the Lytle family in North Carolina by a-i 
gentleman in Washington, D. C. 

A gentleman in St, Louis, Mo., wishes descendants of Richard 
Rhodes, who died in Pasquotank Precinct in 1692 ; also the ancestors'' 
of Mary Harrison, who became the- wife of Wm. Holland, English 
emigrant to North Carolina in 1725. Wm. Holland was father of. 
James Holland (Rev' soldier and Congressman from Rutherford; 
County, N. C). 

Lady in Austin, Texas, enquires with reference to the Lanier, Will 
liams and White families of North Carolina. She descends fronv 
Col. Joseph Williams (md Rebecca Lanier) ; their ancestors desired;, 
also of Col. James White. Judge Thomas Lanier Williams was a 
son of Col. Joseph Williams (above), of Surry County, N. C. He 
lived and died in Kingville, Tenn. He had a daughter Margaret 
McClung Williams. Mrs. Sarah Hobson was a granddaughter of 
Col. John Williams, brother of Judge Thomas L. Williams. 


Corrections. 319 


We seem to have had hard kick in the last issue. Quite a num- 
ber of errors unintentionally crept in : 

1. The article on Bath, a lady from Washington, 1ST. C, calls our 
attention to a mistake on page 22, with reference to the ancestors of 
Miss Bettie Hoyt and Miss Bragaw. Churchill Reading was not 
their ancestor, but his sister Anne Elizabeth Reading was. She 
married 1st Thomas Blount, and became the ancestress of the Blount, 
Myers and Rodman families, of Washington, ~N. G, and through her 

2nd marriage, to Caldron (their one son being Churchill 

Caldron), became the ancestress of Miss Bettie Hoyt and Miss 
Bragaw. The father' of Anne Elizabeth and Churchill Reading 
was Lionel Reading, upon whose estate Fort Reading was located. 
Major Reading Blount and John Gray Blount, mentioned on page 
26, were grandsons of Anne Elizabeth Reading. Miss Rodman and 
Miss Mary Blount are not the descendants, as there stated, of Major 
Reading Blount, but of his brother, John Gray Blount. The above 
is compiled from written documents in possession of the late Miss 
Patsey B. Blount, daughter of John Gray Blount, mentioned above, 
and are absolutely correct. 

2. In the article on the Edenton Tea Party, page 121, add to the 
issue of Sarah Ann Hoskins, md Nathan Mathewson Lawrence, their 
grandson Irwin Lawrence Potts, son of Leata Hoskins, Lawrence 
md John R. Potts; again 5th child, Sallie Hoskins Lawrence md 
Hugh Landis Skinner. 

3. Again, on page 122, same article, 13th line from the bottom, 
read as follows: Dr. R. H. Lewis md 2nd Mary Long Gordon, daugh- 
ter of George Loyall Gordon, of Albemarle County, Va., and wife 
Mary (not Frances) Long Daniel, daughter, etc. 

4. Same article, page 116, for Thomas Baker, Lemuel Baker, 
William Baker, Richard Baker, Blake Baker, Pattie Baker, md 

Thomas Hoskins; Catharine Baker, md Whitaker, read: 

Thomas Wiggins, Lemuel .Wiggins, William Wiggins, Richard Wig- 
gins, Blake Baker Wiggins, Pattie Wiggins, md Thomas Hoskins ; ; 

Catharine Wiggins, md Whitaker. They were the children 

of John Wiggins and wife Catharine Baker, and not, as stated, the 
children of Henry Baker and wife Catharine Booth. 

We are always glad to make a correction where any error occurs. 
We desire to have the records exactly correct. ^-Editor. 



Book Notices. 

The "Jones Family," by L. H. Jones, Esq., No. 100 W. Broadway, 
Louisville, Ivy., is on our table in a neatly bound volume of 295 
pages. The descendants of Roger Jones, of Virginia, are clearly 
and accurately given. Mr. Lewis H. Jones descends from Roger 
Jones' younger son, Thomas Jones, brother of Colonel Frederick 
Jones, of Chow T an Precinct, N. C, Chief Justice of North Carolina 
in 1721. It is an accurate history of the family, and every member 
should be in possession of the work. The work indicates a vast 
amount of research and care in its preparation. The price has been 
reduced to $5 per copy. Apply to Mr. Jones, if you desire a copy. 
His address is given above. 

"The Alstons and Allstons of North Carolina and South Caro- 
lina," by Dr. Joseph A. Groves, of Selma, Ala., has been received 
from the author. It has been his life-work to prepare and publish 
the volume, and every fact that could possibly be. secured, relating to 
the family, has been gleaned, compiled and published. It is an ex- 
ceedingly valuable addition to the genealogical lore of the two States, 
as well as the country at large, as the descendants of John Alston of. 
the Carolinas are now to be found in every portion of the American 
Union. The genealogy goes back to the old Saxon Kings, dating 
back to 90 B. C. We take pleasure in commending the work to the 
members of the family. The price of the book is $10^, and can be had 
upon application to the author. 

"Grand-Father's Tales," by our venerable and highly-esteemed 
friend, Col. R. B. Creecy, fills a vacuum in the historical litera- 
ture of North Carolina that could never have been supplied by any 
other person than himself. We congratulate him and the public on 
its production. It is written in his happiest style, and preserves, 
for coming generations, many historical facts that would otherwise 
have been lost. His thoughts flow from his pen with an ease and grace 
that captivates the reader and enchants him to its conclusion. May 
our friend live for many years to come, with unimpaired mental 
faculties, to add fresh laurels to the literary reputation he has so 
richly and worthily won. He can be as gentle as a woman in the 
finer fields of literature, but woe betide (when occasion requires) the 
man who falls beneath the stroke of his keen Damascus blade ! Let 
every North Carolinian, at home and abroad, secure a copy of the 
work. The price is $1.50, and can be had upon application to Col. 
R. B. Creecy,' Editor of the Economist, Elizabeth City, N. C. 







fioRTH caromjIa 

HISTORICAL! fljsit) 

July, 1903. 

J. R. B. HATHAWAY, Editor and 
Financial Agent, Edenton, N. C. J> J" 


Vol. 3. 
No. 3. 


Abstract of Perquimans County Wills llPJiA. 323] 

Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley 363^ 

Marriage Bonds of Perquimans County 4l£| 

Oldest Conveyances in North Carolina 423j 

Anthony Hatch's Powder Accounts 426:1 

Members General Assembly 1727 4281 

Record of Perquimans Precinct Court 429] 

Chowan Precinct Court 1711 440 ? 

Miscellaneous Items from Court Records of Bertie County 442j 

Soldiers of the N. C. Continental Line 453; 

Gleanings in England 461^ 

Old Inscription in St. Paul Church Yard at Edenton, N. C.__ 467; 

Queries and Answers • 468| 

The Harvey Family 476j 



Vol. III. 

JULY, 1903. 

No. 3. 




J. E. B. HATHAWAY, Editor and Financial Agent, 




Like leaves on trees the race of man \9 found, 

Now green in youth, now withering on the ground : 

Another race the following Spring supplies ; 

They rise successive, and successive fall : 

So generations in their course decay ; 

So flourish these when those are passed away." 

— Pope's Translation Horner's Iliad. 








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Vol. III. July, 1903. So. 3. 


(Originals in office of the Clerk of the Superior Court, at Hertford, X. C. ) 


p Albertson, Benjamin, 8th day, 10th mo., 1801; May Term, 1802. 
"•Sons Thomas, Benjamin and William, daughters Miriam White, 
fj Jemima Walton and Patience Newby ; Joseph Cosand, sons Phineas, 
v Nathan and Aaron, brothers Chalkley and William Albertson. Exrs. 
XTest, Eliz. White, Caleb White. 

Albertson, Thomas, Mch. 30, 1805 ; Nov. Term, 1806. Wife Mil- 

;"-licent, children Sarah, Mary, Margaret and Marinda Albertson, if 

r- child in esse; Levi Munden, Thos. Hollowell, Phineas Albertson and 

v'Exum Newby, Exrs. Test, John Bogue, Richard Wood, Jesse 

\ V Fletcher. 

ta Albertson, Mary (widow), Mch. 10, 1807; Nov. Term, 1812. Sons 

^Benjamin, Joseph and Aaron, daughter Sarah Albertson's children, 

daughter Pheriby Griffin ; son Joshua, Exr. Test, Gabriel White. 

Albertson, Francis, 25th day, 2nd mo., 1811; May Term, 1816. 
Sons William and Jordan, wife Caroline, daughter Rebecca Albert- 
son ; Joshua Morris, Chalkley and Pritchard Albertson, Exrs. Test, 
Zach. Nixon, Jos. Cox, Jr. 

Albertson Kesiah, 3rd day, 3d mo., 1824; Feby. Term, 1825. 
Daughter Jane Godfrey and her children Mary and Tully Godfrey, 
daughter Mary Draper, grandson Martin Tablock, all my children; 
Samuel Draper, Exr. Tes^:, Benj. Gregory, Mary Ann Bunch. 

Albertson, Joseph, Aug. 26, 1823 ; Feby. Term, 1826. Daughters 
Abigail and Zilpah Albertson, sons Thomas, Joseph, Aaron, Benja- 
min and William; wife Elizabeth and William Albertson, Exrs. 
Test, Charles Clary, Jesse Hasket. 

Albertson, Anthony B., Dec. 5, 1854. Wife Rebecca; sons Ed- 
ward C. and Jonathan W. Albertson, Exrs. Test, Thomas Newby, 
Exum N. White. 

Arkill, William, Oct. 8, 1802 ; Nov. Term, 1802. Wife Hannah, 




Abstract, of Wills. 

daughters Elizabeth Wingate, Peninah Skinner and Mary Skinner, 
son William, daughters Sarah, Anna, Lydia, Lavinia, Hannah, Ma- 
riah, and Nancy; Wm. Blount and Wm. Creecy, Exrs. Test, 
James Skinner, Ann Skinner. 

Arkill, Hannah, Mch. 13, 1821; May Term, 1821. Son-in-law Ste- 
phen Elliott, son William Arkill, daughter Elizabeth Wingate and 
her children, daughters Hannah Smith and Maria Elliott; Wm. 
Goodwin, Exr. Test, Ezekiel Lane, Erances Elliott. 

Anderson, Samuel, 13th, 11th mo., 1803 ; May Term, 1801. Sons 
Benjamin and Samuel, daughter Sarah Ann Anderson, wife Miriam; 
Thos. Hollowell and Levi Munden, Exrs. Test, Jesse Moore, Joshua 

Anderson, John, 23d, 5th mo., 1805; May Term, 1808. Grand- 
sons John Anderson Toms and Anderson Toms, Abigail Elliott (wife 
of Thomas), son John Anderson Toms, daughter Mary Toms, 20£ to 
Sutton's Creek monthly meeting for their benefit, Archibald Homes, 
Miriam White and Martha Nixon (daughters of daughter Mary 
Toms), heirs of son Joseph, Dec'd, do. of daughter Elizabeth Price, 
grandson Joseph White (son of daughter Abigail White, dec'd),' 
grandson John Xixon (son of daughter Lydia Xixon) ; Thomas Hol- 
lowell and Joseph Buncly, Exrs. Test, Levi Munden, Francis White, 
Frances Albertson. 

Arrenton, William, Sr., Jany. 29, 1806; May Term, 1806. Sons 
Thomas and Henderson, daughters Deborah Arrenton, Sarah Creecy, 
Elizabeth and Mary Jackson, sons John and William, daughter Anne 
Goodwin ; Wm. Arrenton and Joseph Jackson, Exrs. Test, Thomas 
Mires, Rebecca Halsey. ' 

Arrenton, Ezekiel, 29th, 9th mo., 1808 ; Aug. Term, 1809. Sons 
Edward, Nathan, Mark, Joseph and Josiah ; Eri Barrow, Exr. Test, 
Jos. Mundsf Sarah Long. 

Arrenton, William, April 24, 1810 ; Aug. Term, 1810. Daughter 
Mary Charlton, sons Isaac, Miles and Charles, daughter Sarah Ar- 
renton; wife Nancy, son William and Eli Brinkley, Exrs. Test, 
Spencer Thatch, Simeon Long. 

Arrenton, Isaac, Jany. 6, 1816; May Term, 1816. Wife Selah, 
my brothers and sisters ; uncle Eli Brother and brother William Ar- 
renton, Exrs. Test, Thos. Wyatt, Wm. White. 

Arrenton, Edward, Apl. 2, 1823 ; May Term, 1825. Wife Milly ; 
also my Exx. Test, Jas. Saunders, Jos. Dail. 

Arrenton, James B., Apl. 19, 1834. Brother Charles Arrenton.- 
Test, Wm. Arrenton, Isaac White, Christian Coffield. 

Arrenton, Millicent, Dec. 13, 1836 ; Aug. Term, 1839. Daughter 
Celia Dail, granddaughter Millicent Mardre (daughter of Joseph), 


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daughter Sarah Mardre ; son-in-law Joseph Mardre, Exr. Test, Jos. 
White, Henry Mardre. 

Branch, Issachar, June 29, 1801 ; Aug. Term, 1802. Sons Wil- 
liam and John, my children; wife Eehecca, Geo. Bains, Sr., Justus 
Leary and son Issachar, Exrs. Test, Justus Leary, Mary Johnson. 

Branch, Job, Feby. 12, 1802; May Term, 1802. Son Joseph 
Branch, son Jolph Powers, daughters Penelope, Sarah, Elizabeth and 
Mary Branch; Justis Leary and Issachar Branch, Exrs. Test^ Ed- 
ward Johnson, John Jonson. 

Bogue, Joseph and Mary, 26th day, 9th mo., 1791; Nov. Term, 
1803. Wife Mary, son Stephen, all my children ; Jesse Newby, Exr. 
Test, Toms White, Miriam White. 

Bratten, Nathaniel, Feby. 4, 1804 ; May Term, 1804. Wife Sa- 
rah, sons Edward, John and Nathaniel, daughters Rachel and Re- 
becca Bratten ; sons Thomas and William, Exrs. Test, George Bains, 
John Dail. 

Bratten, Nathaniel, Mch. 22, 1835; Feby. Term, 1841. Wife 
Abigail her life, then to my lawful heirs. Test, Chas. W. Mixon, 
Delight Nixon. 

Bagley, John, 21st, 4th mo., 1807 ; May Term, 1807. Son Joseph, 
daughters Margaret Bagley, Milicent Albertson, Sarah Newby and 
Mariam Wright; grandson Josiah Bagley, alias Robinson, son 
Ephraim and Thomas White (of Joseph), Exrs. Test, Josiah White, 
James Wright. 

Bagley, Nathan, 9th day, 11th mo., 1815 ; . Daughters 

Mary Toms, Margaret Albertson and Sarah Nixon, son Nathan, 
grandchildren Mary and Foster Toms and Mary, Elizabeth, Sarah, 
Anna, John and William Haskett; grandson Nathan Nixon, son Wil- 
liam and son-in-law Anderson Toms, Exrs. Test, Joseph Cox, James 

Bagley, William (of Sutton Creek), Feby. 12, 1827; May Term, 
1827. Wife Hannah, daughter Feribee, brother Nathan Bagley's 
son Daniel and his daughter Nancy; Benjamin Toms and Jesse Wil- 
son, Exrs. Test, Caleb White, Jordan Bundy. ' 

Bagley, William, Apl. 27, 1826. Wife Sarah, daughter Esther 
Dail, son Thomas, granddaughter Mary Jordan (daughter of Benja- 
min, dec'd), daughters Elizabeth, Dinah and Emily Bagley; sons 
William H. and Willis, Exrs. Test, John Wood, John E. Wood. 

Bagley, Thomas, Nov. 11, 1836; Feby. Term, 1836. Wife and 
lawful heirs of my body ; Elisha Felton, Exr. Test, John Parsons, 
Joseph Dail. 

Blount, Charles Worth, Mch. 13, 1807; May Term, 1807. Wife 
Martha Ann and her two daughters Mary and Sarah, son Edmund 
Clayton Blount, daughters Nancy Blount, Mary Harvey Blount and 


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Sarah Blount, son Charles Worth Blount plantation formerly belong- 
ing to his grandfather Miles Harvey, dec'd, my five youngest chil- 
dren; brother William Blount, Exr. Test, Martin Ross, Stephen 

Blount, John H., Apl. 23, 1838; May Term, 1838. Brother Ed- 
mund C. Blount; James Leigh, Exr. Test, Nathan S. Perkins, 
Alexis A. Perry. 
. Barclift, Er., Mch. 3d, 1807; May Term, 1807. Sister Mary 
Grantham, Lydia Sanderson, Sr. and Jr., daughter Helen Barclift; 
Henry A. Donaldson of Edenton to be her Guardian. Test, B. Nor- 
com, Nathan Long. 

Barclift, Elizabeth, Mch. 16, 1807 ; May Term, 1808. Grandson 
Tulle Jackson, grandson Thomas Weekes (son of Wilson Weekes, 
Sr.), grandsons Joseph and Abner Knowles (sons of Abner), son 
Abner Knowles, daughter Sarah. Weekes, heirs of my son John Ar- 
nold, viz., Sarah Wooten, Polly James, Miriam Snowden, Rebecca 
Oartwright and Kesiah Arnold, son William Knowles ; Tulle Jackson, 
Exr. Test, Lemuel Whedbee, John Grantham. 

Barclift, Joseph, Aug. 26, 1821; Feby. Term, 1822. Daughter 
Elizabeth Barclift, wife Marv, brother Demsey Barclift; cousin 
Lemuel Sutton, brother-in-law Wm. Layden and son Richard, Exrs. 
Test, Will Reed, Noah Weekes. 

Barrow, John, Sr., Jany. 5, 1807 ; May Term, 1807. Daughters 
Ann Skinner and Orpha Barrow, son John Denson Barrow ; wife 
Sarah, Exx. Test, Eliab Griffin, Jordan Winslow, Benj. Winslow. 

Barrow, Arodi, Dec. 7, 1807; Feby. Term, 1808. Wife Lydia, 
and Charles Skinner, Exrs. ; son Alfred, daughter Mary. Test, Wm. 
Standin, Mary Collins, Joseph Skinner. 

Barrow, Theophilus, Nov. 7, 1825 ; Feby. Term, 1826. Brother 
Joseph W. Barrow, mother Margaret Barrow, sisters Martha D. Bar- 
row, Rachel T. Barrow and Nancy Barrow; Er. and Alfred Barrow, 
Exrs. Test, Thomas Long, Wm. N. White. 

Barrow, Eri, Aug. Term, 1832. Daughters Martha Denson Bar- 
row, Rachel T. (now Mardre) and Nancy E. (wife of Wm. C. Moore), 
sons Joseph Washing Barrow and Theophilus Barrow ; Elizabeth 
Skinner, Alfred S. Barrow, John Mardre, Jr., and Jos. W. Barrow, 
Exrs. Test, Willis Elliott, Sr., John D. Barrow, Isaac White. 

Barrow, Joseph, Sr.,'Dec. 25, 1833; Feby. Term, 1837. Daugh- 
ter Martha Long, grandsons Stephen Long and John and William 
Barrow, Nancy Arrenton ; Simeon P. Long, Exr. Test, John Par- 
sons, John Long. 

Barber, Mari, 21st, 2nd mo., 1807; Nov. Term, 1807. Hance Bar- 
ber and Sam'l Laine; Worth Sitterson, Elizabeth Evans, William 
Barber, Israel Lane, Exrs. Test, Benj. Laine, Jos. Laine. 

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Barber, Joel, Apl. 6, 1808 ; Aug. 30, 1808. Wife Mourning, sons 
Zachariah, Samuel and William, daughter Millicent Barber; cousin 
Isaac Barber and Sam'l Nixon, Exrs. Test, Ephriam B. Elliott, 
Sally Nixon. 

Barber, Moses, Oct. 11, 1811 ; Nov. Term, 1811. My wife and 
four children, viz., Martha, Bebecca, Elizabeth and Hilly Barber; 
John Clary, Exr. Test, David Bearce, Mourning Barber. 

Barber, Israel, Dec. 24, 1819 ; Feby. Term, 1820. My five young- 
est children, Beninah, Henry, Isaac, James and Martha Barber, 
daughters Elizabeth Jones, Harriet Nixon, Sarah and Lydia Barber ; 
wife Sarah, William Jones and Francis Nixon, Exrs. Test, Theophi- 
lus Elliott, Ezekiel Lane. 

Barber, Martha, Oct. 15, 1831 ; . Sisters Harriet, Eliza- 
beth and Rebecca Wallace; brother-in-law Shadrach Wallace, Exr. 
Test, Jesse Wilson, Nancy Brothers', Robt. Saunders. 

Barber, Samuel, Oct, 12, 1835; Nov. Term, 1835. Wife Babza, 
son Henry, cousin Martha Ann Wallis ; Nathan Bagley, Exr. Test, 
Wm. Kirby, Shadrach Wallace. 

Bennett, John B., Oct. 28, 1807 ; May Term, 18.08. Son William 
F. Bennett, if he dies without issue, to his uncles and aunts, on both 
sides ; Fred'k Norcom, Exr. Test, John Beasley, John Coffield. 

Brainer, Sarah, Mch. 8, 1807; Aug. Term, 1808. Daughters 
Elizabeth and Lydia Brainer ; Lydia died and in codicil gave all to 
Elizabeth; James Sumner, Exr. Test, Sarah Whedbee, William 

Boyce, Moses, Feby. 28, 1811; Aug. Term, 1811. Wife Bachel, 
sons John, Moses and Josiah, daughters Elizabeth CKappell and Ra- 
chel Elliott; sons John and Moses, Exrs. Test, Eliab Griffin, Sr., 
Eliab Griffin, Jr. 

Boyce, John, 12th, 9th mo., 1816; Nov. Term, 1828. Brother 
Moses Boyce and his daughter Nancy, sister Elizabeth Chappell ; 
Thos. White, Exr. Test, Eliab Griffin. 

Boyce, Millicent, Jany. 16, 1827 ; Aug. Term, 1828. Nancy Lamb. 
(daughter of Benjamin), Elvey Rogerson, Daniel Rogerson, Caleb 
Chappell. Test, Wm. Call, Er. Berry. 

Boyce, Jemima, 7th day, 8th mo., 1829; Feby. Term, .1833. 
Daughters Jemima White, Rachel Boyce, Sarah Stallings and Nancy 
Boyce ; David White, Exr. Test, Jordan Winslow, Griffin. 

Blair, William, Jany. 31, 1813 ; Feby. Term, 1813. Wife Rachel, 
daughters of Mathias E. Sawyer and wife Margaret ; Dr. Mathias E. 
Sawyer, Thos. Brownrigg, James Iredell and W. T. Muse, Exrs. 
Test, Josiah Sanborn, James Sanders. 

Boswell, John, June 2, 1816; Nov. Term, 1816. Wife Sarah, 


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daughters Sarah, Mary and Elizabeth Boswell; Malachi Boswell, 
Exr. Test, Jos. W. Weeks, Ely Weeks. 

Boswell, William, Mch. 10, 1827; . Daughters Mary 

Lowe, Ruth Pritchard and Lavinia Felton; son Benjamin Boswell. 
Test, Jeremiah Speight, Joseph Ward. 

Brinkley, Agatha, Sept. 20, 1828; Feby. Term, 1829. Sister 
Thintha Brinkley'; Jos. R, Billups, Exr. Test, Langley Billups. 

Brinkley, Esther, July 23, 1834; . Daughter Elizabeth 

Long (wife of Thomas), granddaughter Susan Brinkley, son Na- 
thaniel Brinkley; son Griffin Brinkley, Exr. Test, Richard Whed- 
bee, James Proctor, Zilpha Hill. 

Billups, Langley, Nov. 7, 1829 ; Feby. Term, 1832. Son Joseph 
R, daughter Mary Walton, sons Timothy and Langley, wife Esther ; 
son Joseph R Billups, Exr. Test, Thomas Gregory. 

Bartee, William, Nov. 20, 1832. Sister Emily Muns. Test, 
Simeon P. Long. 

Clayton, Asher, Oct, 28, 1800; Feby. Term, 1801. Wife Mary, 
son Richard Whedbee Clayton, daughter Margaret Stevenson Clayton, 
brother John Clayton, mother Sarah Clayton; Thomas Stevenson and 
Thomas Whedbee, Jr., Exrs. Test, James Whedbee, Parthenia 
Leigh. y 

Carter, John, May 31, 1801 ; Aug. Term, 1S01. Wife, sons Jesse 
and William, daughters Kesiah and Elizabeth Carter; Joseph Bar- 
clift, Exr. Test, Richardson Sanderson. 

Chappell, John, 6th day, 3d mo., 1793; May Term, 1802. Sons 
Joseph, Gideon and Samuel, wife Mary, daughter Lydia Lane, sons 
James and John, daughters Ruth and Huldah; sons Joseph and 
Gideon, Exrs. Test, Isaac Chappell, Wm. Barker. 

Chappell, Joseph, 21st, 12th mo., 1802 ; Aug. Term, 1803. Sons 
Squires, Jonathan and Amos, daughters Nancy, Kesiah and Sarah ; 
wife Sarah and Henry Chappell, Exrs. Test, James Chappell, Jo- 
seph Chappell, Jr. 

Chappell, Mary, Oct. 11, 1803; Nov. Term, 1803. Daughter 
Nancy Laine, son Henry Chappell, daughters Peninah and Mylee 
.Chappell; John Rogerson and John Roberts, Exrs. Test, Miriam 
Roberts, Joseph Ashley. 

Chappell, Robert, 22d, 2nd mo., 1797; May Term, 1807. Wife 
Elizabeth, children Rainer Chappell, Christian Lane and Amelia Ann 
Chappell ; son Rainer, Exr. Test, Exum Xewby, Mills Field, Exum 

Chappell, Gideon, 30th, 5th mo., 1802; Nov. Term, 1811. Sons 
John and Gideon, daughters Margaret, Mary and Emily ; brother Jo- 
seph Chappell and wife Mary, Exrs. Test, Huldah Chappell, Mary 

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Chappell, Mark, Jany. 22, 1821; Nov.' Term, 1824. Grandson 
Stephen Camthers, granddaughters Helena Chappell and Rhoda 
Smith; Stephen Camthers and Thomas Smith, Exrs. Test, David 
White, Joshua White, Thos. Newby. 

Chappell, Eainer, 12th, 5th mo., 1825; Nov. Term, 1825. Sons 
Eobert, John, Jordan and Charles Pinkney Chappell, wife Rachel, 
daughters Esther, Anna, Sophia and Amy Chappell and Betty Buf- 
kin ; son Myles, Exr. Test, Mariah Camthers, Levin Hendrix. 

Samuel Chappell, Nov. 19, 1821; Aug. Term, 1825. Daughters 
Eeninah and Eesiah, son Isaac; wife Esther and Henry Chappell, 
Exrs. Test, Nathan Chappell and John Lane. 

Chappell, Henry, 20th day, 10th mo., 1826; Eeby. Term, 1829. 
Daughters Lydia, Betsey, Ann, Dorcas, Esther, Huldah, Anna, Syn- 
thia and Sarah Ann, son Silas, son Reuben, and Henry R, Chappell ; 
wife Esther and Daniel White, Exrs. Test, Joseph Lane, Exum 

Cale, John, Dec. 10, 1805; May Term, 1806. Wife Nancy; also 
my Exx. Test, Joshua Long, Simeon Long. 

"Cale, Joseph, Feby. 10, ; Nov. Term, 1806. . Wife Husley, 

daughter-in-law Miriam Gibson, all my children ; wife, Benj. Elliott 
and Ephraim Elliott (son of Abraham), Exrs. Test, Benj.? Smith, 
Keziah Cale, Job Bagley. 

Cale, Nathaniel, Jany. IT, 1821. Wife Elizabeth, sons Nathaniel 
and Robert, daughters Mary Cale and Grizzell Pratt; brother John 
Cail and Ambrose K. Wyatt, Exrs. Test, Robt. Creecy, Thos. Mc- 

Cale, William, Dec. 5, 1824; Feby. Term, 1825. Sister Eliza 
Cale ; brothers Richard, Amariah and John Cale. Test, James Long. 

Church, Thomas, 1806; May Term. 1807. Son Nathariiel, my 
daughter, children Sally, Patty, Elizabeth and Nancy; wife Lydia 
and Thomas Nicholson, Exrs. Test, Henry M. Draper. 

Cox, John, 4th day, 10th mo., 1807 ; Nov. Term, 1807. Wife Ma- 
riam, sons Jacob, Caleb, Joseph, John, Josiah and Aaron ; son Joseph 
and Chalkley Draper, Exrs. Test, Chalkley Albertson, John Elliott. 

Cox, Joseph, Sr., 7th day, 2nd mo., 1813; Feby. Term, 1813. 
Wife Mary, sons Myles, Willis, Laban and Joseph, daughters Lydia, 
Gilly and Mary Cox ; Francis White, Exr. Test, John S. Chownon, 
Francis Albertson. 

Cox, Caleb, 15th, 5th mo., 1824; Nov. Term, 1824. Brother Jo- 
seph Cox, my mother, brothers Jacob, John and Aaron Cox ; brother 
Joseph Cox, Exr. Test, Will Hasket Enoch Sanderlin. 

Cox, Mary, Mch. 30, 1827, . Son-in-law Nathan Bagley, 

daughters Marv and Gilly Cox; Benj. Toms, Exr. Test, Chas. M. 
Ford, Nath'l Cain. 


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Coppage, William, Feby. 4, 1811 ; Feby. Term, 1814. Daughters 
Jenny Rogerson (widow of Samuel) and Elizabeth Langmead (wife 
of Charles) ; wife Ann, Exx. Test, Wm. Kirby, Barbara Coleston. 

Creecy, William, Aug. 10, 1812; Nov. Term, 1816. Legacies: 
given my children by the will of David and Judith Rice (their grand- 
parents), daughter Mary (wife of Chas. W. Skinner), brother Nathan 
Creecy; Charles W. Skinner, Joshua S. Creecy and Alfred Moore, 
Exrs. ; daughter Nancy. Test, Wm. Tailor, J. R, Creecy. 

Copeland, Henry, Apl. 26, 1819; Nov. Term, 1819. Son Jesse,' 
daughter Sarah ; brother Francis Toms and Nathan Winslow, Exrs. 

Caruthers, George, 4th day, 1st mo., 1821; Feby. Term, 1821. 
Sons Barneba, Wilson, Stephen and Josiah ; Restore Lamb, Timothy 
White and John Smith, Exrs. Test, John Smith, Barnaha Caru- 

Cosand, John, Feby. 13, 1825 ; May Term, 1825. Wife, daughter 
Margaret, sons John and Morgan, daughter Peninah, sons Charles 
and Kader, daughters P. Clary and Abigail Cosand ; son Gabriel, 
Wm. Bagley, Exrs. 

Clary, John, Nov. 9, 1825 ; Nov. Term, 1825. Wife, sons Wil- 
liam and John, daughter Susannah, brother's daughters Sarah and 
Mary Clary, granddaughter Penelope Clary (daughter of William) ; 
son John and Thomas Long, Exrs. Test, Martin Ross, Francis 

Clary, John, Dec. 19, 1827 ; Feby. Term, 1828. Wife, her father 
William T. Relfe, brother William Clary, cousin Mary Clary ; brother 
Francis Toms, Exr. Test, Francis Toms, Benj. W. Saunders. 

Cannon, Jacob, Dec. 17, 1831 ; May Term, 1832. ' Wife Ann, sons 
James and Joseph, daughter Sally Ann, brother Joseph Cannon ; Na- 
than Winslow and Allen Saunders, Exrs. Test, Richard B. Lynch, 
Richard Saunders, Jr. 

Cowper, Caleb, May 15, 1832 ; Aug. Term, 1832. Wife Louvany, 
Benjamin and Jane Cowper, granddaughter Fanny Cowper, daugh- 
ters Nancy and Jane Cowper, daughter Rhoda Cowper; son Joseph 
and Elisha N. Riddick, Exrs. Test, Test, Zachariah Nixon. 

Draper, Joseph, 5th day, 8th mo., 1795 ; May Term, 1811. Sons 
Nathan and Josiah, daughter Rachel Jessop, cousin Isaac Draper, 
wife ; sons Josiah and Nathan, Exrs. Test, Daniel Willard, Joseph 
Willard, Richard Wood. 

Draper, Samuel, Dec. 2, 1828 ; Feby. Term, 1829. William Greg- 
ory; Benjamin Gregory, Exr. Test, Benj. Weeks. 

Davis, Sarah, Mch. 27, 1817; Aug. Term, 1817. Daughter 
Bethany Davis' children Letty and Alexander Davis. Test, Caleb 
Goodwin, Peninah White. 

Donaldson Spence, Mch. 13, 1823 ; Aug. Term, 1824. Wife Peni- 


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nah, daughter Elizabeth, son Andrew, Mary, Nancy, James and 
Elizabeth Donaldson; Sam'l Sutton, Exr. Test, John Clary, Icha- 
bod Bogue. 

Dail, Henry, Feby. Term, 1828. Wife Sarah; John Parsons, 
Exr. Son Nathan, daughter Lavinia Dail. Test, William Sutton. 

Elliott, Ephraim, June 15, 1799; Feby. Term, 1802.. Grandchil- 
dren Stephen and' Mary Elliott (heirs of son Stephen), daughters 
Peninah, Avis and Mary Wood, grandsons Thomas and Ephraim 
Roberson; sons Caleb, Miles, Townsend and Josiah Elliott, Exrs. 
Test, Nicholas Stallings, Joseph Elliott, 

Elliott, Mariam, Sept. 24, 1802 ; May Term, 1804. Sons Joseph 
and Caleb, daughter Mary Elliott, grandson Solomon Simpson (son 
of daughter Lydia), granddaughters Sarah and Jemima Elliott, sons 
Winslow, Solomon, Thomas and James, daughter Frances Elliott; 
Joseph Elliott, Jr., Exr. Test, Caleb Elliott, Jr. 

Elliott, Josiah, April 13, 1806; Aug. Term, 1806. Wife Sarah, 
Stephen Elliott (son of Stephen), sister Peninah Avis, John Wood; 
brothers Caleb, Miles and Townsend Elliott. Test, W. J. Skinner, 
Robert E. Simpson. 

Elliott, Nana, Aug. 29, 1809 ; Aug. Term, 1810. Daughter Lovey 
Toleson; Ephraim B. Elliott, Exr. Test, Keren Elliott, Cynthia 

Elliott, Joseph, Feby. 9,' 1812; May Term, 1812. Wife Miriam, 
daughters Mary Elliott and Eleanor Harrell, son Jacob, daughter Sa- 
rah Bonnet (or Bounch) ; sons Gabriel and Jacob, Exrs. Test, Wil- 
liam Goodwin, Job Goodwin. 

Elliott, Abraham, 12th, 11th mo., 1812; Feby. Term/1813. Son 
Jonathan W. Elliott, daughter Rachel Elliott, Achsah Saint, Keren 
Elliott, Cynthia Elliott, wife Juliana; son-in-law William Saint 
and sons Benjamin and Ephraim and Isaac Elliott, Exrs. Test, 
Charles Moore, James Moore.- 

Elliott, LTinchea, Mch. 25, 1815; May Term, 1815. Sons Joseph, 
Moses and Hinshea, daughter Rachel, my three daughters (not 
named), wife Rachel. Test, Ichabod Jordan, John Elliott. 

Elliott, Elizabeth, Oct. 15, 1815; May Term, 1816. Daughters 
Miriam and Elizabeth, sons Joab, Nathan, Joshua and Isaac Elliott, 
Rebecca Wilson, Sarah White and Polly Rawls ; son Joab, Exr. Test, 
Nathan Newby. 

Elliott, Mordicai, Aug. 5, 1815; Nov. Term, 1816. Grandchil- 
dren Peninah, Kesiah, Keren and Martha Elliott (daughters of son 
Charles), son Willis, daughter Jemima Speight, Lydia, granddaugh- 
ter of Lydia Elliott; son Barnabas, wife Leah and son Jesse, Exrs. 
Test, Ephraim B. Elliott, Huldah Cail. 
t Elliott, Robinson, Apl. 8, 1816; Aug. Term, 1819. Brother Na- 


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than Elliott; Thomas White (of Josiah), Exr. Test, Thomas White, 
Jemima White. 

Elliott, Caleb, Nov. 27, 1819; Eeby. Term, 1820. Wife Rachel, 
sons Josiah, Miles and Willis, daughter Patience ; sons Ephraim and 
Henry, Exrs. Test, J. Sanborn, Mary Wood. 

Elliott, Lydia, Feby. 17, 1823 ; May Term, 1823. Brother Willis 
Elliott, nieces Grizzell Speight and Mary Ann Elizabeth Speight; 
brother Noah Speight, Exr. Test, Josiah Townsend, Stephen El- 

Elliott, John, Mch. 22, 1823; Nov. Term, 1823. Son Joseph, 
daughters Miriam, Sarah, Isabel, Millicent, Mary and Rachel Elliott; 
John Perry, Exr. Test, Caleb Perry, Amos Perry. 

Elliott, Stephen, April 6, 1825, May Term, 1825. Wife Lydia, 
son Willis, daughter Elizabeth Elliott, son Lorenzo, daughter Cosand 
Elliott; brother Willis Elliott, Miles Elliott and Josiah Townsend, 
Exrs. Test, John Goodwin, Daniel Rogerson. 

Elliott, Abraham, Jany. 19, 1825 ; Aug. Term, 1825. Wife and 
her daughter Elizabeth; Allen Saunders, Exr. Test, Thomas San- 
ders, Jesse Elliott. 

Elliott, James, 22d, 2d mo., 1831; . Children Zachariah, 

Martha, Miriam, Mary and Eliza Ann Elliott; wife Sarah and Ben- 
jamin Toms, Exrs. Test, Phillip Brady, Sarah Munden. 

Elliott, Joseph, Apl. 21, 1831. Mother Mary Elliott, sister Pene- 
lope Elliott; brother Mica j ah Elliott, Exr. Test, Robert A. Gordon, 
Humphrey Elliott. 

Evans, Thomas, 28th, 7th mo., 1825; Aug. Term, 1S25. Son 
Chalkley, daughters Rhoda, Elizabeth and Mourning; John Clary and 
P. Evans-, Exrs. Test, Ephraim B. Elliott, Device White. Joseph 

Evans, Joseph, Mch. 12, 1827; May Term, 1827. Wife Eliza- 
beth, son Phineas, daughters Margaret Moore, Rachel Jessop, Mary 
Whitehead, Jemima, Annie, Elizabeth and Minerva Evans ; Nathan 
and Exum White, Exrs. Test, Betsey Ann White, Isaac Bunch, 
Wm. Evans. 

Evans, Chalkley, 11th day, 9th mo., 1832; May Term. 1832. 
Wife Jemima, daughter Margaret Evans ; Josiah Bagley and Joshua 
Jessop, Exrs. Test, Phineas Evans, Joshua Bounch. 

Foster, Mary, July 26, 1806 ; Nov. Term, 1806. Daughter Eliza- 
beth Layden and her son John Layden, granddaughters Mary Godfrey 
and Mar} 7 Foster, son Tully Godfrey, granddaughter Winifred Hum- 
phries; son Joseph Godfrey and son-in-law Francis Layden, Exrs. 
Test, Benj. Pendleton, Sally Pendleton. 

Foster, Ann, Nov. Court, 1818. * Elizabeth Goodman, Edmund 
Foster, sister Patsey Foster, brothers John, Francis, Joshua and Wil- 






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Ham Foster, children of Sarah Kobins; John and William Foster, 
Exrs. Test, John B. Foster, Wm. Foster. 

Foster, Frances, Feby. 22, 1819; May Term, 1819. Nephew Ed- 
mund Blount Foster (son of brother Francis), sister Sally Robins' 
children, children of brother John B. and Joshua Foster, niece Susan 
Foster (daughter of brother William) ; Kichard Leigh, Exr. Test, 
Wm. Bedgood, Lemuel Whedbee. 

Foster, William, Apl. 9, 1833 ; Nov. Term, 1833. Wife Mary, 
children Susanna, Chloe, George, Harriet, Catharine and Eleander; 
wife, Exx. Test, Levin C. Foster, Joshua Foster. 

Felton, Thomas, Sept, 21, 1821 ; Nov. Term, 1832. Sons Job and 
Elisha, wife Alice; son Elisha, Exr. Test, Benj. Gregory, Enoch 

Felton, William, Oct, 31, 1823; Nov. Term, 1825. Sisters Mary 
Rogerson and Sarah Ward, heirs of brother Elisha Felton, sister Ann 
Felton, brothers Shadrach, Noah and John Felton, sister Chloe Perry, 
nephew Elisha Felton (son of Cader) ; brother Kader Felton, Thomas 
Ward and Theophilus White, Exrs. Test, Theophilus Barrow, John 
Denson Barrow. 

Felton, Cader, Augt. 6, 1836; Aug. Term, 1837.' Wife Priscilla, 
son William, grandchildren William Felton (son of Elisha) and Jo- 
siah Townsend (son of John) ; sons Bichard and Elisha, Exrs. Test, 
David Smith, Joshua Newby. 

Fletcher, William, Aug. 8, 1826; Feby. Term, 1827. Brother 
Zachariah, Winney Harrell's children, Samuel, Francis, Margaret, 
Ann and Sarah Nixon Fletcher, sister Margaret White; uncle Wm. 
Jones and brother-in-law Aaron White, Exrs. Test, 'Joseph Scott, 
Wm. C. Scott. 

Fletcher, James H., Jany. 10, 1829 ; Feby. Term, 1830. Sister 
Nancy Skinner, sister Jane Fletcher, wife Grizzell Fletcher, if child 
in esse ; wife, Exx. Test, James Whedbee, Isaac P. Freeman. 

Floyd, Halsey, Dec. 28, 1828 ; May Term, 1832. Wife Mary, 
sons William, Francis and James, daughter Martha Floyd, daughter 
Clarissa Ward (wife of William), daughter Baehel Skinner( wife of 
Miles), daughter Mary Wilson (wife of Caleb) ; Henry Skinner, Exr. 
Test, Josiah Perry, Wm. R. Skinner. 

Gilliam, Hincha, Nov. 1, 1798 ; May Term, 1802. Sons Miles, 
Henry and Howell Gilliam, daughter Martha Gilliam, wife Ann ; 
Wm. Creecy and Isaac Barber, Exrs. Test, Thos. McNider, Joseph 
Bagley, John Rogerson. 

Gibson, Samuel, Nov. 24, 1802 ; May Term, 1803. My five chil- 
dren (not named in the will) ; wife Abigail and Wilson Weekes, Exrs. 
Test, Thos. Commander, Mary Burnhum, Mary Commander. 

Goodwin, Jacob, May 11, 1799 ; Aug. Term, 1803. Wife Peacha,. 


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daughter Lydia, son Caleb, daughters Margaret Jemima and Mary; 
Samuel McGuire, son Caleb and wife, Exrs. Test, Wm. Goodwin, 
Jacob Goodwin, John Goodwin. 

Goodwin, Caleb, Sept. 17, 1819 ; Nov. Term, 1819. Sons Charles 
and Ephraim, wife Priscilla, daughter Leah Perry, sons George and 
Myles, daughter Lavinia and her husband, Thomas M. Carter's chil- 
dren, Lydia, Mary and Penelope Halsey (daughters of Nancy) ; son3 
Jacob and William, Exrs. Test, Jacob Lamb, Benjamin White. 

Goodwin, William, Feby. Term, 1825. Sons Perry, Thomas and 
Eichard; wife Penelope and son James, Exrs. My daughters. 

Goodwin, Charles, Dec. 19, 1826; Feby. Term, 1827. Daughter 
Lucretia, if child in esse; wife Absela and brother Jacob Goodwin, 
Exrs. Test, Edward B. Halsey, Josiah Perry. 

Guyer, John, 24th day, 1st mo., 1804; May Term, 1804. John 
Perisho (son of my wife) property left him by his grandmother Sa- 
rah Morris, dec'd, mv children and grandchildren, viz., Aaron, Exum, 
Silas, Esther and Sarah, and grandson John Haskett (son of Wil- 
liam) ; wife Abigail and son Jesse, Exrs. Test, T. Hollowell, Joshua 
Haskett, Daniel Willard. 

Gilbert, Joseph, July 6, 1806 ; Aug. Term, 1806. Heirs of Joseph 
Skinner, Sr., heirs of Wm. Gilbert, Thomas Bagley (son of Elisha 
and wife Deborah) ; wife Patsey and Joshua White, Exrs. Test, 
Deby Bagley. 

Gilbert, Martha, Oct. 14, 1812; Feby. Term, 1816. Sister De- 
borah Bagley, niece Patsey Bagley ; Thomas Bagley, Exr. Test, Wil- 
liam Blount, Dolly Blount. 

Griffin, Isaiah, "6th day, 8th mo., 1807; Nov. Term, 1807. Sons 
Josiah and Noah, daughter Gilla Boyce (wife of Benjamin), daugh- 
ters Charity, Millicent and Elizabeth Griffin, wife Millicent ; Thomas 
and John White, Exrs. Test, Eliab Griffin, Sr., Eliab Griffin, Jr.," 
Caleb Griffin. 

Griffin, Jesse, Oct. 28, 1807; Nov. Term, 1807. Sons Lemuel, 
Nathaniel and Jonathan, daughters Huldah, Pleasant, Rebecca and 
Mily Griffin ; Seth and Jordan White, Exrs. Test, Francis Newby, 
John Griffin. 

Griffin, Sylvia, May 16, 1824; May 24, 1824. Daughter Polly 
Griffin, all my children ; Wm. Haskett, Exr. Test, Polly Cox, Han- 
nah Parker, Lydia Haskett. 

Griffin, Joseph, 31st, 3d mo., 1828 ; Nov. Term, 1828. Wife Ma- 
riana, sister Anna P. Griffin, Elizabeth Perry, Nathan Hollowell (son 
of Thomas), Polly Perisho (wife of Nathan), Rebecca Lamb and 
Elizabeth Copeland (wife of Thomas), niece Elizabeth Griffin; 
Daniel White and Nathan Winslow, Exrs. Test, Rebecca Lamb, 
Elisha Ward. 

Abstract of Wills. 335 

Gordon, Daniel, Dec. 5, 1812; Feby. Term, 1813. Sons James 
and Nicholas (alias Blades), lot in Manchester, Va., Col. Mathew 
Cheatham, daughter Mary Robertson; my said sons, Exrs. Test, 
Thomas D. Martin, Wm. Wood, Henry Gilliam. 

Gordon, Nathaniel, April 13, 1815 ; Feb. Term, 1824. Wife Mary 
Ann, sons John, Joseph and Eason E. Gordon, daughters Sarah Alex- 
ander and Elizabeth Gordon; Josiah Bundy and Gabriel Bailey, 
Exrs. Test, Benj. White, Charles Bailey. 

Garrish, Edward, Mch. 7, 1822 ; May Term, 1827. Wife Catha- 
rine, Jonathan White (son of Josiah), Josiah Nicholson ; Nathan 
White (son of Josiah), Exr. Test, David White, Robert White. 

Goodman, Elizabeth, Sept. 13, 1836; Aug. Term, 1837. Brother 
Francis Foster and his children, niece Elizabeth Foster' (daughter of 
Joshua), Susan, Chloe, George, Harriet and Katherine Foster (chil- 
dren of .brother William) ; Richard Leigh, Exr. Test, Wm. Bed- 
good, Richard Leigh. 

Gregory, John, Apl. 11, 1815 ; May Term, 1816. Daughter Eliza- 
beth Gregory, son Mathias, wife Mary ; father Hosea Gregory and 
Simeon Delon, Exrs. Test, Wm. B. Gregory. 

Gregory, Isaac, Mch. 12, 1822; Feby. Term, 1824. Daughters 
Polly Williams, Clisha Sawyer and Franky Wells, sons Jesse and Jo- 
seph, daughter Miriam Sawyer, daughters Jude, Levey and Nancy ; 
wife and Richard Leigh, Exrs. Test, Thos. Bateman, Benj. L. Fos- 

Godfrey, Susan, Aug. 12, 1828 ; May Term, 1830. Son Cornelius 
West, late daughter Camilla West and my three daughters. Test, 
Hugh Godfrey, Joseph Godfrey. ' 

Godfrey, Joseph, Sept. 26, 1831 ; . Sons Hugh, Joseph 

and Zadock, daughters Elizabeth, Martha Perry, Penelope Douglass 
and Sarah Douglass, granddaughter Hetty Roberts, my grandchildren 
Robert Stacey, Jr., and Eliza Stacey, Martha Barclift, wife of Rich- 
ard, Joseph Godfrey (son of Hugh), Elizabeth Godfrey (daughter. of 
Hugh) ; son Hugh Godfrey and Richard Leigh, Exrs. Test, John 
Ferrell, John Stanto. 

Garrish, James, Apl. 14, 1834; Feby. Term, 1835. Wife Hannah, 
daughter Elizabeth Burnham, Andrew and William Bagley (children 
of daughter Pheribee) , daughter Matilda Gambril ; Wm. Wilson, 
Exr. Test, Will M. Nixon, Wm. Henby. 

Halsey, Edmund, Apl. 9, 1806; May Term, 1806. Wife Eliza- 
beth, children Elizabeth, Rebecca, Thomas and Joseph Halsey ; John 
Skinner,. Exr. Test, Joshua Skinner, Asa Parsons. 

Halsey, Joseph B., Mch. 19, 1835; Feby. Term, 1836. Half- 
sister Elizabeth Godfrey, !/2 sister Ann Halsey, heirs of Elizabeth 
Lassell, heirs of Rebecca Hickman, heirs of Thomas Halsey; wife 


336 Abstract of Wilis. 

Mary, Benjamin Mullen, Exrs. Test, Wm. Bedgood, Lydia Foster. 

Hollowell, Thomas, Nov. Term, 1806. Sons John, Thomas, Aaron 
and Nathan, daughters Sarah, Mary D. and Bebecca Hollowell ; wife 
Mary and her brothers Breston and John Lamb, Exrs. Test, Exum 
Newby, Sr. 

Hollowell, Joel, June 18, 1807 ; Eeby. Term, 1808. Wife Bachel 
and her three children, viz., Sally, Ezekiel and Daniel Hollowell; 
wife and Joel Sawyer, Exrs. Test, Jacob White, Will Hollowell, 
James Hollowell. 

Hollowell, Henry, Feb. 1, 1827 ; Eeb. Term, 1827 ; Wife Milli- 
cent, sons Allen and Henry, daughters Kiddy, Mary and Bachel, Wil- 
liam and Jesse Hollowell's children to heir their part, son Willis; 
sons Nathan and Thomas, Exrs. Test, Zachariah Newby, Stephen 

Hollowell, Nathan, Sept, 17, 1829 ; Nov. Term, 1829. Son Wil- | 
son, wife Margaret, daughter Eliza, my brothers and sisters and their 
children ; wife, Exx. Test, Jesse Wilson, Bherebe Willson. 

Hollowell, Aaron, May 11, 1830. Wife Esther, children Na- 
thaniel and Mary Jane Hollowell ; John Lamb and Fred'k Newby, 
Exrs. Test, John Smith, Jacob W. Winslow. 

Hollowell, Henry, Oct. 10, 1833; Nov. Term, 1833. Wife Eliza- 
beth and her children, my brothers and sisters ; Jonathan H. Jacocks, 
Exr. Test, Josiah C. Skinner, Thos. McNider. 

Holloway, Hannah, Apl. 9, 1806 ; May Term, 1807. Son Thomas 
Holloway, daughters Elizazbeth Davis and Mary Satterfield, grand- 
daughters Sarah Carter and Hannah Holloway, grandsons John and 
William Holloway ; John Holloway, Er. Barclift, Exrs. Test, Sarah 

Holloway, John, Dec. 25, 1811 ; Feby. Term, 1812. Mother Sarah 
Holloway, brother Wm. Jlolloway, sister Hannah Holloway ; Bichard 
Leigh, Exr. Test, Benj. Leigh, Wm. Foster. 

Holloway, Sarah, Feby. Term, 1816. Daughter Hannah Hollo- 
way, son William Holloway ; son Samuel Barclift, Exr. Test, Wm. 
Humphries, Jas. L. Williams. 

Henby, Thomas, 10th day, 10th mo., 1807; Nov. Term, 1807/ 
Sons Sylvanus, Thomas, Elisha, John and Nathan, wife Clarky, 
daughters Abigail Overman, Beninah, Sarah, Mary, Hannah, Bheribe 
and Clarkey Henby ; son John and George Bundy, Exrs. Test, Silas 
Haskett, Josiah Haskett, 

Henby, Nathan, 3d, 10th mo., 1825; Nov. Term, 1825. Son-in- 
law Wm. Sylvester, youngest daughter Bheribe, daughter Betsey, 
children William, John and Nathan; brother John Henby, Exr. 
Test, Elijah Henby, John Nixon. 

Hornbee, William, Feby. 12, 1808 ; Nov. Term, 1808. Daughters 


Abstract of Wills. 337 

Elizabeth Potter, Darkis Arrenton and Christian Arrenton, grandson 
John Hornbee Bateman ; Wm. Standin, Jr., and Ezekiel Arrenton, 
Exrs. Test, Wm. Standin, Sr., Wm. Standin, Jr. 

Hatfield, Richard, Oct. 17, 1805 ; Feby. Term, 1809. Son Ama- • 
riah Biggs Hatfield, all my children ; wife Mary, Exx. Test, Nathan 
Long, Demsey Harrell. 

Hall, Rachel, June 29, 1810; Nov. Term, 1810. Sons Edward 
and William, Sarah and James Hartmus, children of daughter Eliza- 
beth, daughter Sarah Waff, grandson Henry Hall, granddaughters 
Sally Ann Moore and Mary H. L. Moore, and Mary Hunter and 
Luten Moore, grandchildren Edwin M. Arphaxeed, Edmund and 
John E. Moore ; John and Joshua Skinner, Jr., Exrs. Test, Willis 
Wilder, Nath'l Bratton. 

Hall, Isaac, Feby. 27, 1826 ; Feby. Term, 1826. Wife Orpah and 
brother Charles Hall, Exrs. Test, Alfred Moore, Richard Wyatt. 

Haskett, John, 7th day, 5th mo., 1818; Feby. Term, 1819.' Sons ■ 
John and Anthony, daughter-in-law Peninah Haskett (wife of John), 
daughters Mary Turner, Hannah Henby, Pleasant Jordan and Eliza- 
beth Baglev's children ; sons Thomas and William, Exrs. Test, Sa- 
rah White, Thos. Haskett. 

Haskett, William, 17th, 1st mo., 1828. Son William, daughters- 
in-law Sanson and Ann White, son-in-law Doctor White, sons-in-law 
Jacob and Reuben Chappell, daughters Mary Barter, Elizabeth 
Nixon, Sarah Munden and Ann Cosand, sons Samuel and Newby, 
daughters Grizzell, Asenith and Susannah ; Miles White and son 
John, Exrs. Test, Enos Sanderlin, Anthony Hasket. 

Haskett, Joseph, 30th day, 8th mo., 1831. Sons Alfred and Allen, 
daughters Sarah, Elva, Lydia and Martha ; John Henby, Exr. Test, 
John Haskett, Elwood Haskett. 

Haskett, Nathan, Jany. 23, 1832 ; May Term, 1832. Sons Jor- 
dan, Nathan, Robertson, Daniel, Joseph, Silas and John, daughter 
Rebecca ; son Jordan, Exr. Test, John Haskett, Aaron Twiddy. 

Haskett, Kesiah, Nov. 16, 1834; Feby. Term, 1835. -Husband 
Abraham Haskett, father James Turner, dec'd ; John Haskett, Exr. 
Test, Nathan Baglev, Caleb Lamb. 

Haskett, Silas, 29th, 12th mo., 1834; Feby. Term, 1835. Daugh- 
ters Elizabeth Howe and Nancy Lacey, grandchildren Ellwood and 
Nancy Haskett ; Jesse Munden, Exr. Test, Jordan Haskett. 

Hayes, Elizabeth, Nov. 6, 1824; May Term, 1825. Grandson 
Wm. Raper, daughter Sarah Raper (wife of Joseph). Test, Mathias 
Weeks, John N. Gordon. 

Harrell, John, Dec, 25, 1827. Test, Wm. Chappell, Nathan 

Harrell, Thomas, Apl. 29, 1831. Daughter Martha Harrell, Cori- 


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sand and Elizabeth Elliott, son Charles, daughters Polly Perry and 
Hannah Harrell ; Allen Saunders, Exr. Test, Willis Elliott, Willis 

Hendrix, Abel, 12th day, 9th mo., 1828 ; Nov. Term, 1828. Wife 
Susanna ; also my Exx. Test, Sam'l Draper, Josiah Bagley. 

Hendrix, Solomon, 31st, 5th mo., 1833 ; . Son Abel, wife 

Mary, sons Daniel, Delano, David and Josiah, daughters Martha 
Pike, Elizabeth, Sarah, Abigail, Peninah and Edith Hendrix ; David 
White and Josiah Nicholson,' Exrs. Test, Daniel Delano, Joseph 

Hudson, Uriah, Apl. 20, 1830; Aug. Term, 1830. W T ife Chris- 
tian, son William K. Hudson, daughters Sophia White and Leah S. 
Pelf, granddaughter Maria Winslow, grandchildren Thomas, Mary 
and John Perry and Martha Bogue, children Elizabeth Winslow and 
Nancy Bogue; Benj. White and Joseph Relf, Exrs. Test, John 
White, Elisha N. Riddick. 

Humphries, William, Feby. 9, 1S32 ; May Term, 1833. Wife 
Winifred, sons William and Joseph; son-in-law George S. Barclift 
and son William, Exrs. Test, John Grantham, Thos. Layden. 

Jessop, Timothy O., Mch. 4, 1S05 ; May Term, 1805. Wife 
Miriam, child in esse, Thomas Willard (son of sister Peninah), Mary 
Willard (sister of Thomas) ; Caleb Elliott and Restore Lamb, Exrs. 
Test, Jacob Welch, Joab Chappell. 

Jessop, Thomas, 9th day, 12th mo., 1818; Feby. Term, 1819. 
Wife Rachel, sons Joshua and Jesse, daughters Elizabeth Lacey, Mary 
Hollowell, Anna and Margaret Jessop ; son Joshua and Thomas 
White, Exrs. Test, Nathan Elliott, Nathan White. » 

Jesop, Rachel, 30th day, 10th mo., 1823 ; May Term, 1824. Daugh- 
ters Margaret Saunders, Mary Hollowell and Ann Jesop, son Joshua, 
son-in-law Joseph Lacey, daughter Mary Hollowell and son Jesse, 
Exrs. Test, Miles White, Sarah Reed. 

Jones, Joseph, 5th day, 11th mo., 1808; Feby. Term, 1809. 
Brothers Joshua and Charles Jones ; father Joseph Jones and Joshua 
Jonesi, Exrs. Test, Robert Rea, John Bogue. 

Jones, Joshua, 23d, 7th mo., 1809 ; Feby. Term, 1814. Brother 
Charles Jones, nephew Samuel Charles; wife Pleasant and William 
Haskett, Exrs. Test, Anthony Hasket, Thomas Hackerson. 

Jones, Joseph, 24th, 2nd mo., 1816; May Term, 1819. Son Jo- 
seph H. Jones, daughters Mary Jones and Margaret Trueblood, son 
Joshua ; son Charles, Exr. Test, Jos. Jordan, Pleasant Jordan. 

Jones, Mariam, Mch. 30, 1822; Aug. Term, 1822. Zachariah, 
Thomas and Mark Newby, Margaret Newby, Elizabeth Trueblood, 
Mary Overman, Josiah Arrenton, Mary Newby, Mark, Nathan, Ed- 

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mund and Joseph Arrington ; Zachariali Newby, Exr. Test, Jos. 

Jordan, Joseph, Mch. 16, 1816; Ang. Term, 1817. Father 
Thomas Jordan, Exr. Wife. Test, Benj. Cosand, Susanna Jor- 

Jordan, Ichabod, Dec. 7, 1826 ; Feby. Term, 1827. Sons Ephraim 
and Henry, daughters Nancy, Elizabeth, Miriam and Sarah Jordan ; 
John Hollowell, Exr. Test, Solomon Elliott, Wm. Birum. 

Johnson, John, Jany. 28, 1818; Nov. Term, 1822. Wife Mary, 
daughter Sarah Sitterson, grandchildren Charlotte, Mary and John 
Sitterson ; son Edward, Exr. Test, J. Mixon, Jeremiah Mixon. 

Kinyon, Ann Marwood, Apl. 18, 1805 ; Aug. Term, 1805. Ellsbury 
Turner, Exr. Test, Thomas Mullen. 

Kinyon, Levi, Oct. 1, 1830; Nov. Term, 1833. Son John, daugh- 
ters Millicent and Jubyley Kinyon, grandson Joshua Nicholson (son 
of John and Mary, his dec'd wife) ; John Kinyon and Thomas Nichol- 
son, Exrs. Test, M. S. White, Jos. Tow. 

Keaton, Joseph, Aug. 10, 1822 ; May Term, 1824. Wife Alice, 
grandson Zachariah Winslow (son of Benona Keaton), grandson 
Joseph Keaton (son of Joseph Zachariah Keaton), Joseph (son of 
Nehemiah Pendleton and Betsey, his wife, the daughter of my eldest 
son Reuben Keaton), granddaughter Mary White (daughter of Nehe- 
miah and wife Mary), daughters Martha Wilson and Rebecca Cart- 
wright, Ann Wilson's part to her daughter Elizabeth Squires (a 
widow), Martha Wilson of Camden Co., N. C, who married 2nd 
Pendleton — issue, Demsey Burgess Pendleton and Winnifred Cratch 
— Mary White and daughter Mary, son Reuben, daughter Millicent 
White and her son John R. White; W. T. Muse and Christopher Cart- 
wright, Exrs. Test, James Leigh, Wm. Knowles. 

Knowles, Elizabeth, Mch. 20, 1824. Daughter Sarah Newby 
(wife of William), son Charles Knowles, grandsons Ashberry and 
William Knowles, granddaughter Elizabeth Turner, daughter Nancy 
Turner. Test, Jesse Wilson, Jacob Cannon. 

Lamb, Joseph, 28th day, 7th mo., 1803 ; Nov. Term, 1803. Wife 
Lovey, sons Nixon and Stanton, daughters Mary, Sarah and Nancy 
Lamb; brother John Lamb and brother-in-law Hosea Smith, Exrs. 
Test, Restore Lamb, Evuldah Smith. 

Lamb, Zachariah, Dec. 19, ISO?; May Term, 1804. Sons Wil- 
liam and Chalkley, daughter Mary aiid and Betsey Lamb; wife 
Miriam and Restore Lamb, Exrs. Test, Eliab Griffin, Reuben Perry. 

Lamb, Phineas, 25th, 1st mo., 1809 ; Feby. Term, 1809. Sons 
Thomas, Jacob, Josiah and Isaac, daughters Lydia, Rebecca and 
Elizabeth Lamb; daughter Miriam Griffin, wife Dorothy and son 
Jacob, Exrs. Test, John Smith, John Lamb. 


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Lamb, Armiga, 19th, 8th mo., 1819; Nov. Term, 1819. Sons 
Henry, Daniel, Reuben and Joseph, wife Sarah, all my children; 
John Smith and Wm. Goodwin, Exrs. Test, Wm. Goodwin, Abigail 

Lamb, Restore, Aug. 3, 1820 ; May Term, 1823. Wife Millicent, 
sons Stephen and Caleb, daughters Sarah Perry and Mary Lamb, son 
Jacob, grandson Thomas Hunter, daughter Elizabeth Hunter, daugh- 
ters Kezia Willson and Gulielma Lamb; son Caleb and son-in-law 
Sam'l Willson, Exrs. Test, Nathan White. 

•Lain, William, 4th, 4th mo., 1801 ; Nov. Term, 1804. Wife Ra- 
chel, sons Reuben and Jacob, daughters Mary Sitterson, Miriam 
Bunch and Penelope Lain, son Moses Lain's heirs, sons John, William 
and James; son Caleb and Nathan Goodwin, Exrs. Test, Richard 
Goodwin, Rhoda Lain. 

Lunsford, Mary, Nov. 6, 1806; Nov. Term, 1806. Mary and 
Hannah Wingate, Benj. Wingate, son William Lunsford; brother 
Ephraim Wingate and William Creecy, Exrs. Test, Simeon Long, 
Demsey Wingate. 

Leonard, Samuel, Apl. 17, 1807; Aug. Term, 1807. Daughter 
Elizabeth Leonard. Test, Sarah Brainer. 

Long, Josiah, Oct: 20, 1807; , 1808. Brother Lemuel 

Long, coiisin Elizabeth White, cousin Selah and Polly Long, cousin 
Elizabeth White, sister Matilda Long; Theophilus White and Delight 
Nixon (son of John), Exrs. Test, Thomas Long, Jr., Joseph Thach. 

Long, Reuben, Sept. 27, 1805 ; Aug. Term, 1814. Daughter Re- 
becca Shehy, John Russell McShehy, son Myles Shehv ; wife Peninah, 
William Creecy and Eli Brinkley, Exrs. Test, Wm. Creecy, Simeon 
Long, John McShehy. 

Long, Nathan, May 19, 1816; May Term, 1816. Wife Sarah; 
also my Exx. Test, Malachi Haughton. 

Long, Thomas, Nov. Term, 1817. Sons John, Joseph and James, 
daughters Mary, Sarah and Harriet, child in esse; wife Doughty, son 
Thomas and Alfred Moore, Exrs. Test, Wm. Stepney, Jacob Long. 

Long, Peninah, Feb. 20, 1815 ; Nov. Term, 1817. Granddaughter 
Nancy Long, grandson Miles McShehy; Eli Brinkley, Exr. Test, 
Nazareth Bunch, Penelope Bunch. 

Layden, Francis, Oct. 18, 1807 ; Nov. Term, 1807. Wife Eliza- 
beth, sons Thomas and John, daughters Sally Pendleton and Mary 
Barclift (wife of Joseph), sister Mary Burnham; son William and 
son-in-law Jos. Barclift, Exrs. Test, John Grantham, John Clay- 

Linder, Margaret, Feby. 1, 1812; Feby. Term, 1814. Daughter 
Sally Rankhorn ; also my Exx. Test, Robt, Perry, John Overman. 

Lilly, William, Sr., July 10, 1807; Aug. Term, 1809. Grand- 

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daughter Naomi Lilly, children Mary, Elizabeth and Joseph; son 
Eeuben and Langley Billups, Exrs. Test, Moses Hurdle, John Fel- 
ton, Wm. Felton. 

Lacey, Joseph, 9th day, 4th mo., 1809 ; Aug. Term, 1809. Wife 
Elizabeth, sons James and Joseph, daughters Martha, Sarah, Mary 
and Ann Lacey, son William, daughter Elizabeth Pool and Miriam 
Lacey ; George Bundy, Exr. Test, Jos. Cox, Jos. Wells. 

Leigh, Sarah, Apl. 15, 1831 ; Feby. Term, 1833. Grandchildren 
Thomas Weeks, Elizabeth Weeks and Elizabeth Raper, Tully Jack- 
son, son Mathias Weeks, daughter Elizabeth McNider, grandchildren 
Lockhart, Wilson, Parthenia, Margaret and James Williams (heirs 
of James L. Williams), granddaughter Jane McNider, grandchildren 
Joseph and Elizabeth Commander; son Noah Weeks, Exr. Test, 
John Layden, Wm. Layden. * 

Moore, Hannah, June 8, 1801 ; Aug. Term, 1801. James and 
Samuel Nixon, Francis Newby, Elizabeth Nixon, sister Mary Roger- 
s6n. Test, Susanna Pointer. 

Moore, Hannah, 22, 3d mo., 1802 ; May Term, 1802. Daughters 
Martha Hamlin, Hannah Hamlin, Mary White and Sarah Moore; 
sons Joseph and Robert Moore, Exrs. Test, L. Munden, Margaret 
Jones, Huldah ISTewby. 

Moore, Charles, Jany. 2, 1806; Feby. Term, 1806. Daughters 
Mary and Elizabeth Moore, son Alfred, my brother Isaac Moore in 
Tennessee, son Lemuel and his uncle Lemuel Creecy ; sons William 
and Augustus, wife Elizabeth, William and Lemuel Creecy, Exrs. 
Test, Wm. Mackey, John Moore. 

Moore, William, 5th day, 11th mo., 1807 ; Feby., Term, 1808. 
Brothers Thomas and Samuel Moore, half-brothers Joseph and 
Thomas Hollowell ; Margaret White, Thomas White (of Josiah) and 
Thomas White (of William), Exrs. Test, Samuel White, John 

Moore, Robert, Dec. 21, 1807 ; Feby. 4, 1808. Polly Cuss (daugh- 
ter of William Cuss, Sr., of Mulenburg Co., Ky. ), children of my 
brothers and sisters, viz., Joseph Moore, Joshua. Moore, Mary White 
and Martha Hamlin, dec'd ; brothers Joseph and Joshua, Exrs. Test, 
Wm; Dobic, Nicholas Jones. Probated first in Sussex Co., Va. 

Moore, Samuel, 22d, 7th mo., 1809 ; Aug. Term, 1811. My mar- 
ried children, May (wife of Jesse Morris), son Jesse Moore, daughter 
Sarah (wife of George Bundy), Thomas Simons (husband to my de- 
ceased daughter Millicent) , children Joshua, Margaret, John, Samuel 
and Elizabeth Moore, brother Thomas Moore ; sons Joshua and John, 
Exrs. Test, Levi Munden, Wm. Anderson, Nath'l Munden. 

Moore, Nathan, 1st day, 5th mo., 1831. Wife Miriam, children 
Henry, Jeremiah, Evans, Margaret, Samuel, William, Nathan and 


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Cornelius; brother Cornelius Moore, Exr. Test, Wm. Evans, Isaac 

Mackey, Joseph, Apl. 27, 1801 ; Feby. Term, 1802. Wife Eliza- 
beth, Lemuel Raper, Thomas Mackey ; Joseph Raper and Joseph Bar- 
clift, Exrs. Test, James Leigh, John Clayton, Jr. 

Maudlin, James, 30th day, 12th mo., 1801 ; Feby. Term, 1802. 
Wife Mary, children of sister. Elizabeth Sylvester; Benj. Albertson, 
Sr., Exr. Test, L. Munden, Robt. Moore. 

McKeel, Michael, June 15, 1788 ; Aug. Term, 1802. Son Josiah, 
Reuben, Amy and Rachel Small ; William Roberts and William Ben- 
nett, Exrs. Test, Richard Hoskins, Joseph Small. 

McCoy, Julia, Sept 19, 1802 ; Nov. Term, 1802. Youngest chil- 
dren Mary, Joshua and Jonathan McCov. Test, Wm. Creecy. 

McCoy! Joshua, Oct. 13, # 1820; Feby. Term, 1821. Son Miles, 
daughter Lydia McCoy, Negro man Jack to the Society of Friends 
so that he may have the benefit of his labor, wife Elizabeth ; Josiah 
Townsend and Stephen Elliott, Exrs. Test, Frederick E. White, 
Jos. Lamb. 

Morgan, Lydia, 21st, 3d mo., 1796 ; May Term, 1802. Son-in-law 
Benjamin Morgan, daughters-in-law Peninah and Susanna Morgan, 
daughters Mary and Elizabeth Morgan, my brothers and sisters; 
father Josiah Bundy and John Bell, Exrs. Test, P. Albertson, Re- 
becca Albertson. 

Mullen, Zadock, May 17, 1813; Aug. Term, 1S13. Wife Nancy, 
daughter Mary Godfrey, son Benjamin, grandson Zadock M. Godfrey, 
Levi B. Mullen and his children, son Asher Mullen; son Benjamin 
and friend John Mullen, Exrs. Test, John Clayton, Nathan Tucker, 
J ames Whedbee. 

McClanahan, Mary, Sept. '3, 1813 ; Nov. Term, 1813. Grandchil- 
dren Elizabeth Collins, Mary Newby and William O'Neal (James 
Collins husband of Elizabeth), grandson Wm. Newby (son of Caleb) ; 
William Jones, Exr. Test, Joseph White, William Fletcher. 

Miers, Thomas, Jany. 31, 1814; Nov. Term, 1815. Children of 
Elizabeth Mixon and Martha Rea and Sampson Wilder, my wife; 
Jeremiah Mixon, Exr. Test, Job Pettyjohn, Samuel Rea. 

Miers, Ann, Dec. 17, 1815 ; Feby. Term, 1816. Daughter Eliza- 
beth Ward, grandsons John Mansfield and William Stafford ; Thomas 
Ward, Exr. Test, Thomas Baglev, Deborah Bagley. 

Mardre, Joseph, Oct. 15, 1822; Nov. Term, 1822. Wife Mar- 
garet, daughters Margaret and Martha S. Mardre, sons Joseph, Robert 
and William ; son John and Ambrose H. Wyatt, Exrs. Test, John 
Mardre, Rachel Burress. 

Mardre, John, Mch. 4, 1832 ; May Term, 1832. Daughter Sarah, 

Abstract of Wilts. 


sons Henderson and Elias, daughter Susan; wife Mary and John 
Mardre, Exrs. Test, Robert Creecy, Ezekiel Arrenton. 

Munden, Elisha, June 11, 1820 ; Nov. Term, 1821. Wife Nancy, 
daughters Mary and Sarah Munden, and Nancy Price and Pheriby 
Munden, sons Christopher and John ; half-brother Christopher Will- 
son, Exr. Test, John Haskett (of John). 

Munden, Ann, Jany. 31, 182S. Daughters Betty and Pheribe 
Munden, and Mary Bundy and Nancy Munden and Ann Price ; sons 
Christopher W. and John B. Munden, Exrs. Test, John Haskett (of 
John), Jesse Munden, Doctor White. 

Miller, John, Mch. 15, 1822 ; May Term, 1822. Wife Susannah, 
son James, daughter Patsey Miller ; Richard Leigh, Exr. Test, Jas. 
Wliedbee, Ellsbury Turner. 

Munds, Joseph, Nov. 26, 1826 : May Term, 1832. Wife Hannah, 
daughter Emma; Thomas Ward, Exr. Test, Jos. White, Wm. B. 

Mewborne, G. B., Sept. 12, 1824; Aug. Term, 1827. -George 
Fleetwood (son of Ashley) and wife Pathenia, Sarah Ann Fleetwood, 
Pathenia Fleetwood's children, my brother Ashley and wife, my 
mother ; John Nixon, Exr. 

Nixon, Delight, Oct. 13, 1800; Feby. Term, 1801. Wife Absala, 
son John, daughter Sarah Nixon, son Delight ; wife and son John, 
Exrs. Test, Wm. Bains, Hannah Bains, Rebecca Bratten. 

Nixon, Nathan, 11, 2nd mo., 1S07 ; Feby Term, 1810. Wife Mar- 
garet, son John, daughters Sarah and Pheribe Nixon ; brother Phineas 
Nixon and Francis White, Exrs. Test, Wm. Bagley, George Bundy. 

Nixon, Phineas, 28th, 7th mo., 1S13 ; Aug. Term, ''1813. Wife 
Miriam, child in esse, Abigail Charles. Mary Nicholson (daughter of 
Thomas), Huldah Bundy (daughter of Josiah, Jr.) ; George and Jo- 
siah Bundy, Exrs. Test, Josiah Bundy, Jos. Jones. 

Nixon, Samuel, 19th day, 4th mo., 1813 ; Nov. Term, 1815. Wife 
Sarah, daughters Elizabeth Copeland, Margaret and Sarah Nixon, 
son Francis, daughter Peninah Nixon, son Samuel, daughters Mary 
Ann, Kesia, Ann and Martha" Nixon, brother Wm. Jones, g'd'n to 
Francis and Sarah, son-in-law Henry Copeland, to eldest daughters 
Margaret, Sarah and Peninah, and Thomas White (of Josiah) g'd'n 
to Mary Ann, Kezia, Ann and Martha ; brother Wm. Jones and son- 
in-law Henry Copeland, Exrs. Test, Levi Munden, Zach' Newby, 
Gabriel White. 

Nixon, Sarah, Aug. 20, 1818: Nov. Term, 1818. Son Samuel, 
daiighters Mary Ann, Eesiah and Martha Nixon, mother Margaret 
Jones; brother William Jones. Exr. Test, Thomas White (of Jo- 
siah), Thomas White (of William). 

Nixon, Nathan, — day, 9th mo., 1830; Feby. Term, 1831. Grand- 

344 Abstract of Wills. 

father Nathan Bagley, dec'd, mother Margaret Albertson, brother 
William Albertson, sisters Sarah Lamb and Pheribe Bundy. Test, 
Wm. Coppage, Mary Munden. 

Newby, Willis, May Term, 1807. Brother Jesse Copeland all 
the lands my grandfather gave me and all my property. Test, Hosea 

Newby, Francis, Mch. 5, 1807 ; May Term, 1807. Sons Francis, 
Joseph, Nathan and Thomas, daughters Kesiah Sutton, Pathenia, 
Rachel and Elizabeth Newby ; wife Rachel and Gabriel White, Exrs. 
• Test, John Porter, Joshua Moore. 

Newby, Joseph, 17th, 4th mo., 1811 ; Nov. Term, 1814. Sons Jo- 
seph, Robert and Nathan, daughter Ann Newby, grandchildren 
Samuel and Ann Moore, daughters Jemima Elliott and Sarah Newby ; 
■wife Huldah, sons Nathan and Levi Munden, Exrs. Test, Mathew 
Nicholson, Jesse Newby. 

Newby, Mary, July 15, 1816; Aug. Term, 1822. Daughters Eliza- 
beth Hudgins and Huldah Bogue, son William Newby ; Josiah Town- 
send, Exr. Test, Amariah B. Hatfield, John Saunders. 

Newby, Elizabeth, July 30, 1819 ; May Term,. 1824. Daughters 
Mary and Martha Newby, son Thomas, daughter Esther Newby ; son 
Josiah Townsend and son Frederick Newby, Exrs. Test, Thos. 
Newby, Josiah Bundy. 

Newby, Gabriel, May 20, 1824; Aug Term, 1824. Daughters 
Rachel Newby and Margaret Cannon, granddaughters Mary and 
Sophia Cannon and Catherine Newby, grandsons Baker and Edwin 
Newby, granddaughters Rachel Winslow, Achsah Bunch and Lydia 
Newby : son-in-law Joseph Cannon and daughter Rachel, Exrs. Test, 
Henry Hall, Jos. Newby. 

Newby, Jordan, 28th, 6th mo., 1824; Nov. Term, 1825. Father 
Francis Newby, and wife Rachel, Frank Sampson, Rachel and Mary 
Floyd (daughters of Halsey) ; Jeremiah Speight, Exr. Test, Sam'l 
Draper, Blake Harrell. 

O'Niel, Elizabeth, Sept. 3, 1807 ; Nov. Term, 1807. Mother Mary 
Clanahan, son W. H. O'Niel, son Samuel M. Toms, daughters Eliza- 
beth and Mary O'Niel, son W. T. Burk ; friend Gabriel White, Exr. 
Test, Jno. Clary, Aaron Albertson. 

Overman, John, Mch. 17, 1827. Wife; sons Reuben and Jacob, 
Exrs. Children Rebecca, Thomas, James, Elizabeth and Lydia. 
Test, Zach Newby, Mark Newby. 

Pointer, Henry, Oct. 8, 1800; Nov. Term, 1800. Wife Susan, 

my former wife's son Wm. Jones, daughter Jane Swepson Pointer, 

' sister Ann Enos' (wife of Lewis) children, of Gloucester Co., Va. ; 

relative Thomas Swepson, of Suffolk, Va., Exr. Test, Charles Clary, 

Francis Newby. 




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Perry, Joseph, May 24, 1800 ; Feby. Term, 1801. Daughter Han- 
nah Ellison, granddaughters Elizabeth Banes and Esther Leabute 
(daughter of daughter Hannah Ellison), daughter Susanna Baker; 
son Elisha, Exr. Test, Benj. Perry, Thos. Twine. 

Perry, Jesse, Sept. 3, 1801 ; Nov. Term, 1801. Mary, Elizabeth, 
Millicent and Rachel Nicholson, sons Benjamin, John and Josiah, 
daughters Margaret, Christian, Martha, Sally and Asenith Perry; 
wife Elizabeth, sons William and Robert, Exrs. Test, Caleb Bundy, 
Isaac Williams. 

Perry, Jacob, 20th day, 2nd mo., 1807 ; May Term, 1807. Son 
Benjamin, daughters Huldah and Esther, wife Ruth. Test, Reuben 

Perry, Jesse, 3d day, 4th mo., 1807; May Term, 1807. Wife 
Elizabeth, and her father Restore Lamb and brother John Perry, 
Exrs. Test, Jesse Elliott, Pritlow Elliott. 

Perry, Phillip, Feby. 3, 1808; May Term, 1809. Son Isaac, 
daughter Millicent Perry, children Chloe Riddick, Seth, Christian 
White, Daniel, Isaac, John, Millicent Perry and Elizabeth Saunders; 
sons Isaac and Daniel, Exrs. Test, Willis Riddick, Thomas Perry. 

Perry, Thomas, Mch. 17, 1813 ; Feby. Term, 1814. Mother Milli- 
cent Perry. Test, Wm. Riddick, James Perry. 

Perry, Jacob (about 1817). Wife Sarah, brother John Perry; 
wife, Exx. 

Perry, Lawrence, Jany. 23, 1826 ; May Term, 1826. Wife Mary, 
sons Henry and Evi, daughter Millicent Perry, sons Lawrence B., 
Jacob and Ambrose, daughters Nancy and Absylla Goodwin ; son Evi 
and Elisha N. Riddick, Exrs. Test, Willis Riddick/ Priscilla Gar- 

Perry, John, 29th, 3d mo., 1824; May Term, 1829. Wife Han- 
nah, my two sons (not named) : Henry Skinner, Exr. Test, Mar- 
tha Griffin, Reuben Perry, Sarah Perry. 

Perry, Isaac, Nov. 15, 1834; May Term, 1835. Wife, son John, 
daughters Martha, Elizabeth and Christian Perry. Test, John 
Wright, Wm. Wright, Nathan Knight. 

Perisho, Joseph, 2nd day, 4th mo., 1801 ; May Term, 1802. Wife 
Peninah, son-in-law Joseph' Griffin, brother Joshua, sisters Miriam 
Bundy, Anna Griffin and Chalkley Small ; brother-in-law Josiah Grif- 
fin, Exr. Test, Wm. Griffin, James Griffin. 

Perisho, Jany. 7, 1802 ; Aug. Term, 1802. Sons Joseph and John, 
Levi Mundin and wife Elizabeth, Exrs. Test, Mark Munden, Peni- 
nah Albertson. 

Perisho, Benjamin, Dec. 10, 1803; Feby. Term, 1804. Cousins 
Lemuel and John Sutton, Thomas Whedbee, Sarah, Lydia and Eliza- 
beth Sutton, children of mv aunt Elizabeth Whedbee and her bus- 


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band my uncle Samuel Sutton ; uncle Lemuel Whedbee, Exr. Test, 
Ann M. Kinyon, Joshua Moore. 

Price, Benjamin, May — , 1802 ; Aug. Term, 1802. Wife Miriam, 
son Winslow ; brother-in-law Aaron Morris (son of John), Exr. Test, 
Mark Munden, Peninah Albertson. 

Park, Humphrey, Nov. 25, 1802 ; Feby. Term, 1803. Son Joseph, 
John Smith, daughter Sarah Park, grandson Joseph Park; son 
Humphrey, Exr. Test, John Smith, Sam'l Nixon. 

Park, Daniel, Jany. 27, 1809 ; Feby. Term, 1809. Wife Abigail, 
sons Nathan and Samuel, daughter Mary Munden. four youngest 
daughters (not named) ; son-indaw Jesse Guyer, Exr. Test, Joshua 
White, Joshua Jones. 

Park, Joseph, Aug. 16, 1820 ; Aug. Term, 1821. Caty and Baker 
Newby, Benoniah Park (son of Joseph) ; wife Mary and Wm. Jones, 
Exrs. Test, Stephen Elliott, Fred'k Newby. 

Parker, John, Sr., 4th day, 10th mo., 1800 ; Feby. Term, 1803. 
Grandsons Nathan Bundy and John Nicholson, son Seth, grandsons 
Nathan and Noah Parker (sons of John), wife Jael, daughters Sarah 
Parker, Ruth Bundy and Peninah Nicholson ; son John and son-in- 
law Samuel Bundy, 'Exrs. Test, Silas Haskett, Wm. Haskett, John 

Parker, Jail, 10th, 1st mo., 1814; Feby. Term, 1814. Son John, 
daughters Sarah Lacey, Ruth Bundy and Peninah Nicholson, son 
Seth ; Wm. Haskett, Exr. Test, Jos.' Cox, John Haskett. 

Pearson, William, 16th day, 1st mo., 1805; Feby. Term, 1807. 
Son Peter, daughters Miriam and Lillia Pearson and Peninah Elliott 
and Elizabeth and Esther Pearson ; wife Miriam arfd Thomas White 
(of Josiah), Exrs. Test, Mary Hollowell, Sarah Hollowell. 

Portlock, Polly, Oct. 19, 1807; May Term, 1815. Brother Wil- . 
liam Portlock ; also my Exr. Test, Hezekiah Powell, Thos. Rogerson. 

Parsons, Asa, Sept. 28, 1825; Feby. Term, 1826. Wife Anna, 
Joseph Parsons and John Parsons. Test, Riddick Hatfield. 

Peed, Patience, Aug. 9, 1831. Daughter Sarah Wilbon, grand- 
children Jordan, Edmund and Elva Jennings ; John N. Jordan, Exr. 
Test, Jas. N. Sutton, Mary Sutton. 

Potter, Richard, Sept. 5, 1829; Aug. Term, 1S32. Wife Eliza- 
beth, children William, John, Deborah and Richard Potter; son John 
and Benjamin S. Skinner, Exrs. Test, Jos. C. Skinner, Jas. Bunch. 

aReed, Tully Williams, Nov. 28, 1800 ; May Term, 1802. Brothers 

a Tully Williams Reed was the son of William Reed and wife Penelope, daugh- 
ter of Tully Williams and wife Mrs. Elizabeth Hatch widow of Anthony Hatch, 
Jr. Tully Williams was the son of Wm Williams, (died in Currituck Co., 1726), 
and wife Mary. William Reed, (father of Tully Williams Reed). wa= the son of 
Christopher Reed and wife Mary Durant, great-grand-daughter of George Durant 
the elder The gift of his favorite horse to Sarah Skinner evidences a strong at- 
tachment for the young lady. 

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M ■ ■ 

George Durant Reed, William Reed and John Hatch Reed, Sarah 
Skinner (daughter of Joshua) my mare Flora and 25 silver dollars to 
buy her a saddle and bridle, my sister-in-law $10, nephews William 
Reed Sutton and Benjamin Sutton, nephews Edward Bryan Reed, 
George D. Reed, West Reed and William Reed, nieces Penelope and 
Maria Reed, nephew John Mullen, nephew John Dozier Reed; my 
three brothers as above, Exrs. Test, Elizabeth Davis. 

aReed, Lemuel, Aug. 2, 1815; Feby. Term, 1816. Brothers Wil- 
liam, West, Daniel and James Van Pelt Reed ; brothers William and 
West, Exrs. Test, Richard Sanderson, James Needham, 

Raper, Joseph, 7th, 4th mo., 1802. Wife Mary, sons Joseph, Na- 
than and Thomas, daughters Mary Elizabeth, Lucrany, Becky, Sa- 
rah and Patsey Raper; Wm. Robinson, John Raper and Thos. Nichol- 
son, Exrs. Test, John Overman, John Bagley. 

Rogerson, Mary, Feby. 27, 1795; Feby. Term, 1803. Sons John, 
Solomon, Daniel, William, Samuel, Thomas and Josiah, daughters 
Mary Chappell and Sarah Hobbs ; son Hezekiah and Nath'l Williams, 
Exrs. Test, Thos. Bagley, Wm. Bagley. 

Rogerson, Josiah, Jany. 7, 1806; May Term, 1807. Daughters 
Judah Newbern and Absaly Ward, danghter-in-law Esther Billups, 
my children and grandchildren, viz.. Obadiah and Leah Rogerson 
(orphans of Jeremiah), daughter Mary Perry, grandson Josiah 
, Blanchard, daughter Mary ; sons Jesse and Jeremiah, Exrs. Test, 
Benj. Newsome, Rich'd Goodwin, Israel Smith. 

Rogerson, Daniel, Mch. 6, 1816; May Term, 1816. Daughters 
Mary and Elva Rogerson, son Daniel, daughters Elizabeth Rogerson 
and Huldah Ashley (wife of Stephen) ; Jacob Lane and John Perry, 
Exrs. Test, Jacob Wilson, Rachel Boyce. 

Robinson, Josiah, 11th, 10th mo., 1802; Aug. Term, 1803. Daugh- 
ter Sarah Robinson, father-in-law Thomas White, daughter Jemima ; 
wife Orpha and Thomas Hollowell, Exrs. Test, Thos. Draper, Mary 

Robinson, Josiah, Oct 4, 1807; Nov. Term, 1807. Wife Eliza- 
beth ; James Whedbee and William Jones, Exts. Test, Thos. Nichol- 
son, Zach' Nixon. 

Robinson, Orpha, 17th, 8th mo., ISIS ; Feby. Term, 1819. Daugh- 
ters Sarah and Jemima Robinson, my dec'd husband Josiah Robin- 
son ; brothers Seth and Thomas White (of Josiah), Exrs. Test, 
Mary Hollowell, Christian Cofneld. 

Robinson, Thomas, 9th day, 12th mo., 1819 ; Feby. Term, 1820. 

a Lemuel Reed was the son of George Dnrant Reed and his wife Winifred Bryan, 
daughter of Edward Bryan and wife Martha West, of Bertie county, N. C. Martha 
West was the daughter of Thomas West and wife Martha Blount. Edward Bryan 
was the son of Lewis Bryan and wife Elizabeth Hunter, formerly of Surry county, 
Va., but after 1713 of Bertie county, N.C. 


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Wife Elizabeth, son William, daughters Mary Saunders and Orpha 
Robinson, daughter Esther Saunders, granddaughter Margaret Bag- 
ley; David White, Exr. Test, Jonathan White, Elizabeth White. 

Roberts, John, Oct. 16, 1803; Nov. Term, 1803. Son John, 
daughter Ann Eoberts land I had by her mother, my former wife, 
wife Eleanor, all my children ; James Whedbee and George Reed, 
Exrs, Test, Tulle Williams. 

Roberts, Benjamin, Nov. 1, 1803 ; Feby. Term, 1804. Heirs of 
Nancy Munden and Sarah Tucker; Joseph Tow, Exr. Test, Jos. 
Albertson, Martha Sutton. 

Roberts, William (brother of Charles), Oct. 3, 1808; Nov. Term, 
1808. Wife Sarah, sons William, Asa and Asbury, daughters Pat- 
sey, Mary, Pheribe, Sarah and Rebecca Roberts, child in esse. 
Test, Thomas Hosea, Benj. White. 

Rountree, Elizabeth, Dec. 13, 1810; Nov. Term, 1813. Grandson 
Moses Rountree, granddaughter Polly Rountree, grandsons John and 
Nicholas Rountree, daughters Sally White and Christian Koen ; Wm. 
Riddick and Moses Rountree, Exrs. Test, Wm. Riddick, Elizabeth 
Rountree, Jr. 

Robins, William, Nov. Term, 1817. Sons Joseph and John, 
granddaughter Elizabeth Robins (son of George), wife; son Joseph, 
Exr. Test, James Sumner, Martha Sumner. 

Rea, Millicent, Feby. 22, 1823 ; May Term, 1823. Daughters Sa- 
rah White, Mary Albertson, Margaret Lacey, Miranda Albertson and 
Millicent Albertson, daughters Nancy Albertson and Harriet Rea; 
Josiah Bagley, Exr. Test, Nathan Elliott. 

Riddick, Seth, Nov. 1, 1824; Feby. Term, 1825) Sons Robert, 
Job and Docton, daughters Mary Riddick and Elizabeth Bond, son 
Henrv Riddick ; son Robert, Exr. Test, Willis Riddick, Elisha N. 

Riddick, Solomon, May 17, 1831 ; Aug. Term, 1831. Daughter 
Dicey Riddick. Test, Elisha N. Riddick, Samuel Nixon. 

Riddick, Willis, Nov. 7, 1829 ; May Term, 1832. Son Edmond, 
wife Mourning, daughters Clarisa Hurdle and Armisia Saunders, 
son Willis D. Riddick ; sons Elisha N. and Jacob, Exrs. Test, Thos. 
D. White, Matthew White. 

*Ross, Rev. Martin, Jan. 27, 1828 ; Feby. Term, 1828. Son Asher 
R r ss, James H. Blount (son of Charles W. Blount) ; John Wood, 
Exr. Test, John E. Wood, Jacob Harrell. 

Swan, Henry, Jany. 2, 1801 ; Feby. Term, 1801. Mother Martha 
Gibson, Mary and Comfort Swan (children of brother Wilson) ; Ed- 
ward Saunders and John Toms, Sr., Exrs. Test, Lemuel Whedbee. 

Stevenson, Thomas, Feby. 21, 1800; Feby. Term, 1802. Wife 

* Rev. Martin Ross organized the N. C. Baptist State Convention. His son 
Asher never married, another son Martin Ross Jr., married Eliza Townsend. 


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Elizabeth, son William my land whereon I now live called Steven- 
son's Point, daughters Margaret and Polly, friend Hugh Stevenson, 
John Stevenson (son of Hugh), William, John, Thomas, Ambrose 
and Worly Wyatt (sons of my sister Pathenia), Mary and Penelope 
Wyatt (daughter of sister Pathenia) ; Richardson Sanderson, Exr. 
Test, Thos. Layden, John Grantham. 

Stone, Moses, 17th day, 5th mo., 1799 ; May Term, 1802. Chil- 
dren Jonathan, Nancy, Aaron, William and Nathan, wife Sarah ; 
brother Joseph Cox and Caleb White, Exrs. Test, Sarah Hend- 

Stone, Elisha, Mch. 21, 1808 ; May Term, 1808. Sons Allen and 
Baker, brother Cornelius, wife Lydia, daughter Lydia ; brother Cor- 
nelius, Exr. Test, Jos. Whitehead, Robt. Wilson. 

Stanton, John, Apl. 10, 1801 ; Feby. Term, 1803. Daughter-in- 
law Elizabeth Wingate, daughters Mary and Sarah Stanton ; son 
James, wife Mary and Robert Overman, Exrs. Test, Mary Burn- 

Stanton, Thomas, Dec. 10, 1812; Feby. Term, 1812. Sons Ira 
and William, daughters Nancy Whedbee and Elizabeth Bateman, 
daughter Sarah ; wife Elizabeth and son John, Exrs. Test, Jas. 
Whedbee, Lem'l J. Whedbee. 

Sanderson, Richardson, June 26, 1803 ; Aug. Term; 1803. Wife 
Martha, sons Richard and Whitmell Pugh Sanderson (land which 
Noah Barclift, Jr., gave my son John, dec'd), son Thomas; John 
Harvey, Thomas Ryan and John Harvey, Exrs. Test, John Clay- 
ton, Elizabeth Daves. 

Sanders, John, 12th day, 10th mo., 1805; Feby. Term, 1806. 
Daughters Rachel and Leah Sanders, granddaughters Elizabeth 
White, Ferebe Sanders, Rebecca Sanders, Margaret Sanders (daugh- 
ters of Jesse and Miley Sanders), daughters Sarah Morris, Rachel El- 
liott and Leah Sanders, daughter Leah Newby ; sons John, Stephen, 
Thomas and Abraham, Exrs. Test, Joshua Sanders, Joab Elliott. 

Saunders, John, 19th, 3d mo., 1806 ; May Term, 1806. Sons Na- 
than and John, daughters Purinah and Orpha Saunders and Rachel 
Winslow; wife Ann, Exx. Test, Nathan Newby, Benj. White, Ra- 
chel Elliott, 

Saunders, Stephen, 24th day, 11th mo., 1806 ; Feby. Term, 1807. 
Sons Mark Anthony and Jesse, wife Pheribe, daughter Pattys 
wife and Zachariah Nixon, Exrs. Test, Demsey Morris, Joe Newby. 

Saunders, John, July 14, 1811 ; Aug. Term, 1811. Son John, 
wife Sarah; Joseph Barclift, Exr. Test, Wm. Humphries, Mary 

Saunders, John, Jany. 13, 1818; Nov. Term, 1818. Wife De- 
borah, children Milly Toms, Josiah Saunders, Pathenia Brinkley, 
Margaret Saunders, Frederick Saunders, Benjamin and Abraham 


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Saunders, granddaughter Martha Saunders ; Thomas Ward and son 
Josiah, Exrs. Test, Eliz' Ward, Baker Stone. 

Saunders, Joshua, Aug. 14, 1819; Nov. Term, 1819. Eldest sons 
Jay and Dan, son Josias; Josiah Smith, Exr. Test, Allen Saunders, 
Richard Saunders. 

Saunders, Deborah, Sept. 5, 1823; Nov. Term, 1823. Sisters 
Martha and Rebecca Bateman; Edward Wood, Exr. Test, John 
Clary, Creecy Long. 

Saunders, Josiah, Dec. 25, 1821; . Sons Allen and Rich- 
ard, Exrs. Daughter Esther Coffield. Test, Josiah Saunders, Elisha 

Saunders, Thomas, Jany. 23, 1827; Feby. Term, 182S. Wife 
Mary, sons John R. and Francis T. Saunders, daughter Letilda Simp- 
son ; wife and son John R., Exrs. Test, Daniel Lamb, Josiah Bundy. 

Saunders, Ann, 21th, 12th mo., 1825 ; Nov. Term, 1830. Grand- 
children Joseph and Ann Guyer, and Jacob W. Saunders and Crissy, 
Martha and Ann Bogue ; sons Nathan and Jonathan, Exrs. Test, 
Benj. Winslow, Josiah Nicholson. 

Saunders, Benjamin (of John), Oct. 4, 1830; Nov. Term. 1830. 
Brother Josiah Saunders, Margaret (daughter of Betsey Peirce) ; 
brothers Frank and Abraham, Exrs. Test, Abraham White. 

Saunders, Nathan, . Wife Elizabeth, grandchild Jane 

Saunders, daughter Elizabeth Saunders; sons Robert and Benjamin, 
Exrs. Test, John Tucker, Mecisty Myres. 

Salter, Peter, May 7, 1806 ; May Term, 1806. Daughter Hannah, 
my three sons (not named) ; wife Sarah and Robert White, Exrs. 
Test, Elizabeth Coppage, Fanny Brown. 

Small, William, 14th, 4th mo., 1802 ; Aug. Term, 1806. Brothers 
Abraham, Miles, David, Daniel and Alexander Small, sisters Ezebiah 
Peirce and Christian Small, wife Elizabeth; Thos. Hollowell, Exr. 
Test, John Winslow. 

S.mall, William, Jany. 13, 1818 ; Feby. Term, 1818. Wife Mary 
and children Lumida and Fanny, child in esse, part I may heir from 
the estate of Win. Jones, dec'd ; Moses Webb and Charles Hall, Exrs. 
Test, Robert Spence. 

Sawyer, Ann, Oct. 14, 1807; Nov. Term, 1807. Daughter Eliza- 
beth, son Charles ; Tulle Williams, Exr. Test, Sarah Hollowell. 

Sykes, Levi, of Pasquotank Co., N. C, Feby. 13, 1809; Aug. 
Term, 1809. Wife Martha, children Joshua, Samuel, John and 
James, Abi Jackson and Kesiah Sprott; son Joshua, Exr. Test, 
Lemuel Lane, Mary Scarbrough. 

Sylvester, Znchariah, 12th day, 11th mo., 1809; Feby. Term, 
1810. Wife Miriam, daughters Elizabeth and Sarah, sons William, 
James and John, mother-in-law Mary Williams, all my children; 



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Christopher Willson, Exr. Test, Joshua Tablock, George Bundy. 

Skinner, Rachel, June 24, 1810; Nov. Term, 1811. Sister Mary 
Lanston, nephew Richard Halsey, my brothers and sisters; brother- 
in-law John Lanston, Exr. Test, Joseph Barrow. 

Skinner, Stephen, Jany. 30, 1815 ; May Term, 1815. Wife Re- 
becca, sons William and Thomas, my four youngest children (not 
named) ; son Thomas and Thomas McNider, Exrs. Test, Jos. Nor- 
com, Asa Parsons. 

Skinner, Joshua, May 11, 1838 ; Nov. Term, 1839. Wife Martha 
Ann (nee Blount), sons Benjamin S., Joshua, Edmund B. and Josiah 
C. Skinner, brother John Skinner, William and Joseph Spence, son 
Charles Worth Skinner, son-in-law Baker Hoskins and my deceased 
daughters Sarah and Martha, son-in-law William Wilson and my de- 
ceased daughter Elizabeth, Anna Squires (wife of son Charles W.), 
son Thomas H. Skinner and son Joseph Blount Skinner; sons Jos. 
B., Charles W., Joshua, Benj. S., Edmond B. and Josiah C. Skin- 
ner, Exrs. Test, Thos. Newby, John Noreom. 

Standin, William, Aug. 26, 1813; May Term, 1815. Sons Wil- 
liam and Jesse, son-in-law Jeremiah Sutton, grandchildren Rachel 
Jones, Samuel Sutton, William Sutton, Nancy Small; Elizabeth Sut- 
ton, Jeremiah Sutton, Jr., and Thomas Sutton, son-in-law Wm. Wil- 
liams, grandchildren Elizabeth, Mary, Sarah, Willis, Nathaniel and 
Penelope Williams, grandchildren William and Elizabeth Jones, 
Lannia and Elizabeth Arrenton ; sons William and Jesse, Exrs. Test, 
John Moore, Josiah Jones. 

Smith, John, Jany. 3, 1815; May Term, 1815. Grandsons Mat- 
thew and John Smith (sons of James, dec'd), daughter Mary Smith, 
wife Miriam, daughter Rachel Turner, granddaughter Harriet Smith, 
Nancy Leary, son Caleb; Stephen Skinner, Exr. Test, Spencer 
Donaldson, Nancy Whedbee. 

Smith, Israel, Dec. 5, 1821; Feby. Term, 1825. Aunt Milly 
Boyd, Israel Chappell (son of Caleb), David Rogerson (son of 
Daniel), sister's daughter Milly Hasket's children; David White and 
Obed Winslow, Ex?s. Test, Stephen Elliott, John Elliott. 

Smith, Mrs. Anna, June 3, 1825. Son Josiah, daughter Edith 
Smith ; Thomas Ward, Exr. Test, Sarah Hall. 

Smith, M./Mch. 31, 1825 ; Aug. Term, 1828. Wife Mary. Test, 
John Wood, Wm. Wilson. 

Smith, Samuel, Nov. 12, 1833; Feby. Term, 1833. Wife, son 
William, daughter Elizabeth, son Stephen. Test, Job Goodwin, John 

Smith, Mary C, -. Sons Edward and Josiah Smith; Jesse 

Wilson, Exr. Test, Myles Elliott, Exum Elliott. 

Spence, Margaret, May 14, 1817; Feby. Term, 1820. Sons Jo- 



Abstract of Wills. 

seph Skinner Spence and William Spence, my husband William 
Spence, dec'd. 

Spence, William, Nov. 24, 1815; Feby. Term, 1816. Wife Mar- 
garet land my father Thomas Spence gave me, recorded in Westmore- 
land Co., Ya., known as the "Pear Grove", sons William and Joseph 
Skinner Spence; Joseph B. Skinner, Charles W. Skinner and Ed- 
ward Wood, Exrs. Test, John Wood, Joshua Skinner. 

Sutton, Joseph, Nov. 15 ,1816; Feby. Term, 1817. Wife Kesiah, 
•nephew Joseph S. Albertson, niece Lydia Shannonhouse, the repre- 
sentatives of my brothers and sisters, viz., Penelope Albertson, Eliza- 
beth Shannonhouse, Ann Mullen, William B. Sutton; wife Exx. 
Test, Gabriel White, Lenfl Whedbee, Jr. 

Sutton, Keziah, Apl. 24, 1818; May Term, 1818. Mrs. Elizabeth 
Davis, my brothers and sisters, viz., Joseph Newby, Thomas Newby, 
Eachel Beed and Elizabeth Mullen; brother-in-law William Peed 
and brothers Joseph and Thomas Newby, Exrs. Test, Wm. Humph- 
ries, Edward Hardy. 

Sutton, William Reed, Meh. 12, 1818 ; May Term, 1818. Wife 
Elizabeth, son Edward B. Sutton, daughters Sarah B., Ann E. and 
Martha. B. Sutton, brother Joseph Sutton, dec'd, brother Ashbury 
Sutton; brother Benjamin Sutton, Exr. Test, Lemuel Sutton, Sa- 
rah Sutton. 

Sutton, Jeremiah, Oct. 24, 1822 ; Feby. Term, 1825. Son Samuel, 
daughter Eachel Jones, sons William, Jeremiah and Thomas, grand- 
daughter Elizabeth Small, daughter Elizabeth Sutton, wife Rachel 
and her five children, Sarah, Lavinia, Catharine, Lydia and Martha 
Sutton ; wife and William Sutton, Exrs. Test, Wm. Bratton 

Ollie Fareash, daughters Mary Bateman and Martha Tadlock,; son 
Thomas, Exr. Test, Lemuel Whedbee, Nathan Turner. 

Sutton, John, Oct. 27, 1825; Feby. Term, 1826. Son James; 
wife, William Bagley and James Whedbee, Sr., Exrs. Test, Mathias 
Weeks, Hugh Roberts. 

Scott, Henry, Nov. 6, 1816; May Term, 1817. * Daughter Lavinia 
Scott, sons Levi and Henry; wife Rachel and daughter Elizabeth 
Scott, Exrs. Test, Sarah Nixon, Simeon Long. 

Stallings, John, Dec. 2, 1813 ; Aug. Term, 1818. Sons Joseph and 
Jesse, wife Priscilla, daughters Selah, Elizabeth and Priscilla; son 
Joseph, Exr. Test, Eobt. Riddick, Simon Stallings. 

Stallings, Reuben, Aug. 29, 1823 ; Feby. Term, 1825. Son Noah, 
daughters Christian, Zilah and Absylla Stallings and Lydia Humph- 
ries, son Kader ; wife Absilla, sons Mills and Elisha Riddick, Exrs. 
Test, Willis Eiddick, Jacob Riddick. 

Stallings, Henry, Dec. 28, 1834; Nov. Term, 1835. Sons Henry, 


Sutton, Thomas, July 13, 1825; Aug. Term, 1825. Daughter 


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Daniel and Palatiah, wife and daughters; Elisha N. Riddick, Exr. 
Test, John Poison, Daniel Stallings. 

Stacey, Sarah (wife of Robert), Dec. 21, 1824; Feby. Term, 1826. 
Husband Robert Stacey; Wm. Layden, Exr. Test, Thomas Reed, 
Thos. S. Stacey. 

Simons, James, Dec. 11, 1827; Eeby. Term, 1828. Son John 
Charlton Simons, brother William H. Simons ; Jeremiah Nixon, 
Exr. Test, Edward Johnson, Wm. Felton. 

Sumner, James, Nov. 21, 1823 ; Feby. Term, 1824. Wife Mar- 
tha, grandson James Sumner ; son Seth, Exr. Test, Wm. Jones, Geo. 
P. Whedbee. 

Stokes, Fanny, Feb. 15, 1833 ; Aug. Term, 1833. Sons Lemuel 
and Nathan Stokes. Test, James Brothers. 

Speight, Nancy, Aug. 6, 1833 ; Feby. Term, 1834. Sister Celia 
White, brother John Speight, sister Ruth. Elliott, brother Jeremiah 
Speight, Margaret Whitehead ; brother-in-law Foster Whitehead, Exr. 
Test, Wm. Jones, John Speight. 

Turner, Abraham, Oct, 10, 1800; Feby. Term, 1801. Sister 
Elizabeth Perry, nieces Polly and Elizabeth Hudson, nephew Abra- 
ham Halsey and his sister Polly Tildy Halsey, my brothers, brothers 
John and Elisha Twine, sisters Esther Winslow and Mourning Rid- 
dick ; brother Thomas Twine and Jesse Winslow, Exrs. Test, Thos. 
Hudson, Obadiah Bosworth, Mourning Riddick. 

Turner, Comfort, May 5, 1805 ; May Term, 1S05. Mother Mar- 
tha Turner, father Joseph Turner, dec'd ; mother, Exx. Test, Jas. 
Whedbee, Richard Turner. 

Turner, Harrison, June 4, 1815; Aug. Term, 1815. Brother 
James Turner, cousin Robertson Fisher, mother Martha Turner ; 
brother Richard Turner, Exr. Test, John Miller, Ellsberry Turner. 

Turner, Myles, Nov. 28, 1816 ; Nov. Term, 1817. Sons' William, 
Edmond, James, Myles, Alexander and George, Mary Stephenson, 
wife Martha, granddaughters Nancy and Martha Turner ; John Clay- 
ton, Exr. Test, John Stephens, Mary Stevenson. 

Turner, Martha, Sept. 1, 1818; Nov. Term, 1818. Son John 
Stevenson, daughter Mary Stevenson, granddaughter Martha God- 
frey, my four children: (1) heirs of Sarah Turner, dec'd, (2) Eliza- 
beth Davis, (3) Mary Stevens, (4) George Turner. Test, John 

Turner, Martha, Aug. 7, 1819. Granddaughters Patsey Fisher 
and Elizabeth Foster (daughter of Joshua), son James; son Richard 
Turner, Exr. Test, Martha Sumner, James Whedbee. ■ 

Turner, Elsberry, about 1827. Wife Mary, sons Asbury G. Tur- 
ner, my daughters , Mary Jackson, Susanna. Brothers and 

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Fanny White ; son Nathan, Exr. Test, Hawkins Turner, Nathan 

Turner, Sarah, Sr., Dec. 26, 1827. Son Thomas Mullen, daugh- 
ter Patsey Mullen, granddaughter Sarah Mullen Turner, son-in-law 
Joseph Turner; John B. Foster, Exr. Test, Eliany Sawyer, Jas. 

Turner, Richard, June 4, 1833 ; May Term, 1831. Sons Joseph, 
Richard, John and Asher Turner, daughters Fanny, Mary and Har- 
well Turner ; wife Elizabeth. Test, Jas, P. Whedbee, Geo. Whedbee. 

Thach, Leaven, Dec. 11, 1799 ; Nov. Term, 1803. Wife Judeth, 
Exx., and William Creecy guardian to my children. Test, Grizzell 
Long, Simeon Long. 

Thach, Nathan, Mch. 8, 1832; May Term, 1832. My mother to| 
be supported, daughters Rosannah, Mary, Jane and Sarah; son Benja- 
min, Elisha Felton, Thomas Long and Benjamin White, Exrs. Test, 
Henry Smith, Simeon P. Long. 

Toms, Foster, 8th, 12th mo., 1807; Feby. Term, 1808. Brother 
Benjamin Toms , sister Nancy Toms, cousin Foster Nixon, sisters 
Miriam, White, Martha Nixon and Sarah Elliott ; brothers John A. 
and Anderson Toms, Exrs. Test, Mark Munden, Joshua Toms. 

Toms., John, 31st, 3d mo., 1807 ; Nov. Term, 1808. Wife Mary, 
sons Benjamin, Anderson and John A. Toms, grandson John White, 
son Foster, daughters Sarah and Mary, daughters Miriam White and 
Martha Nixon ; sons Foster and John A. Toms and son-in-law Francis 
White, Exrs. Test, Levi Munden, Joshua. Toms, Mary Wilson. 

Toms, Samuel, 1809 ; Mch. Term, 1811. My sisters-in-law Eliza- 
beth and Mary O'Neil, brother-in-law William O'Neil ; Elizabeth 
Latton, my two sisters and brother William Blount, Exrs. Test, 
Joshua Whedbee, Joseph White. 

Toms, Mary, 28th, 2nd mo., 1815 ; May Term, 1816. Daughters 
Miriam White, Martha Nixon, Sarah Elliott and Mary Morris, grand- 
daughter Mary White, grandson John White, granddaughter Mary 
Toms (daughter of son Foster), my negro man London, I bequeath 
him his freedom and my sons John A. and Benjamin Toms to have 
the oversight of said negro London to see that he is not cheated out of 
his lawful dues and in case he lives not to be able to get his support 
by his labour I desire that my sons may support him and not let him 
suffer for want of assistance ; sons John A. and Benjamin Toms, Exrs. 
Test, Nath'l Munden, Jesse Munden, Mary White. 

Turner, Thomas, May 9, 1816; Feby. Term, 1824. Daughter 
Priscilla Stallings, Timothy and Lavinia Perry; Sophia Stallings, 
sons William and Thomas, Exrs. Test, L. Billups, Willis Riddick. 

Townsend, Josiah, Aug. 30, 1827; Nov. Term, 1827. Wife Sa-: 
rah, daughters Mary Smith, Margaret Parker and Eliza. Ross, sons 



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Joseph W., John P. and Calvin I. Townsend, daughter Sarah E. 
Townsend, grandson John F. Parker; wife, William Jones, David 
White, brother Fred'k Newby and son Joseph, Exrs. Test, Wm. 
Jones, John Standin. 

Townsend, Sarah, Jany. 1-1, 1832. Sons Joseph W., John P. and 
Calvin I. Townsend, daughter Sarah E. Townsend ; son John P. and 
Jesse Wilson, Exrs. Test, Elizabeth Simpson. 

Towe, Joseph, Sr., Nov. 12, 1833; Feby. Term, 1834. Wife 
Mary, son Joseph and his sons Martin and James Towe, grand- 
children Catherine and Angelissa Hollo well (daughters of Thomas), 
son Joseph, children Millicent, Mary, Susan and Addison Towe, 
granddaughters Martha. Haskett and Lavinia Towe, sister Martha 
Peed ; son Joseph, Exr. Test, Wm. Jones, Benj. S. Skinner. 

Twine, James, Oct, 4, 1828 ; Feby. Term, 1829. Wife Christian, 
sons Alfred and Joseph; Moses Hurdle, Exr. Test, Kader Felton, 
Jacob Eason. 

"Webb, Richard, Jany. 3, 1802 ; Feby. Term, 1802. Wife Delilah 
and my children ; brothers John and Jesse Webb, Exrs. Test, Sam'l 
Leonard, Major Stepney. 

Upton, Thomas, Oct. 30, 1799 ; May Term. 1804. Grandson Wil- 
liam Lupton (son of Labon, dec'd), daughter Sarah Nickerson, Capt. 
Nathaniel JSTickerson, daughters Elizabeth Leary, Fanny and Mar- 
garet Upton ; Justis Leary, Exr. Test, Wm. Daniel, Jos. Hodges. 

Webb, Wilson, Jany. 7, 1806 ; Feby. Term, 1807. Son Zachariah, 
my brothers and sisters. Test, Josiah Smith. 

Webb, Zachariah, Sept. 9, 1829 ; Nov. Term, 1830. Sons Wil- 
liam, Joseph and Alfred, daughters Penelope and Mary Webb; 
Samuel Sutton and Alfred S. Barrow, Exrs. Test, Moses Webb, 
John Mardre. 

Wood, Joseph, 5th day, 1st mo., 1802 ; Feby. Term, 1802. Wife 
Elizabeth, son Richard and his wife Louisa, and their son Allen 
Wood, sons Caleb and Nathan, daughter Peninah Wood, son-in-law 
Nathan Ward and his son Joseph, granddaughter Rachel Ward, 
daughter Abigail Wood, grandson Kader Ward, William and Ichabod 
Bogue, Seth Wood and his children, Plaida Ward and his children ; 
son Richard and Thomas Hollowell, Exrs. Test, Abraham Bundy, 
Jos. Draper, Moses Bundy. 

Wood, Elizabeth, Sept, 20, 1814; Nov. Term, 1815. Son Nathan, 
daughter Peninah Hendrix, grandson Kader Ward, son Richard 
Wood, granddaughters Elizabeth Wood, Cynthia Tailor and Rachel 
Ward, son Caleb, grandson Joseph Wood, son Stephen M. Wood, 
grandson Jordan W. Wood ; son Nathan, Exr. Test, Maxim Newby, 
Henry Lacey, Wm. Foster. 

Wood, James, Aug. 6, 1819 ; Feby. Term, 1822. Daughters Nancy 


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and Sally Wood, granddaughters Susan and Sally Norcom (daughters; 
of Betsey Norcom, dec'd), sons Edward Wood, Eichard Wood and" 
James Wood (latter in Tyrrell Co., 1ST. C.) ; sons William and Edward 
Wood, Exrs. Test, Thomas D. Martin, Mary M. Martin. 

Wood, William, Oct. 8, 1824; Nov. Term, 1824.. Wife Ann,- 
daughter Elizabeth Wood, son William E. Wood, daughter Lucy Ann 
Wood; son Edward, Thomas Granberry and brother Edward Wood, 
Exrs. Test, John E. Wood, John Wood. 

Wood, Edward, Apl. 7, 1827 ; May Term, 1827. Wife Elizabeth,: 
my children ; Charles W. Skinner and Joseph H. Skinner, Exrs. Test, 
John Wood, Sarah Wood. 

Wood, Ann, Aug. 15, 1829 ; Feby. Term, 1830. Niece Elizabeth' 
S. Hall (eldest daughter of brother William), sister Sarah, nieces 
Sarah and Susan Norcom, little Edward Wood, son of my brother 
Edward Wood, James Wood (son of brother Edward), sister-in-law 
Elizabeth Wood, little William Wood (son of brother Edward); 
brother John Wood, Exr. Test, Judith Creecy, Rebecca Bateman. 

Williams, Mary, Oct. 12, 1804; May Term, 1806. Nephew Er. 
Barclif t ; also appoint Er. my Exr. Test, H. A. Donaldson, Lydia 
Donaldson, Lydia Donaldson, Jr. 

Williams, Uriah, Feby. 4, 1815 ; May Term, 1815. Wife Rebecca, 
sons William and Thomas, my four youngest children (not named in 
will) ; son Thomas and Thomas McNider, Exrs. Test, John Cale, 
Nazareth Bounch. 

Weeks, Thomas, Mch. 7, 1805; May Term, 1808. John, Hew, 
James, Mary and Nancy Weeks (children of son Lemuel), my dear 
children (names not given) ; wife, Amos Rankhorn and William 
Weeks, Jr., Exrs. Test, John Overman, Joseph Nicholson, Joseph 

Weeks, Samuel, 1811 ; Nov. Term, 1815. Wife Elizabeth, grand- 
daughter Luvaney Weeks (daughter of Jessee, dec'd), Joseph L. W. 
Weeks, Rebecca and Maria Weeks (daughters of Jesse, dec'd), daugh- 
ter Nancy Raper, grandson Lemuel Nicholson (son of Joseph), Mary 
Pristine, Fanny, Lemuel, Robert and Cornelius Raper (children of 
Cornelius Raper, except Mary Pristine) ; sons William and Samuel.' 
Test,- John Overman. Amos Rankhorn, Asa Roberts. 

Weeks, William, Nov. 11, 1815 ; May Term, 1816. Son William, 
daughters Nancy, Patsey, Elizabeth, Sarah and Lavenia Weeks; 
Martha Weeks, Exx. Test, Tulle Jackson, Asa Roberts. 

Weeks, Elizabeth, Feby. 12, 1816 ; May Term, 1816. Sister Mary 
Gregory, James Twiddy, Patsey Russell, Amos Rankhorn. Test, 
Samuel Ivy. 

Weeks, William, Jany. 1, 1832. William Burnham, sisters Nancy 


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Sylvester Levina and Elizabeth Weeks ; Charles M. Ford, Exr. Test, 
Thos. T. Stacey, James Brothers. 

Winslow, Jesse, Jany. 28, 1806; Feby. Term, 1806. Children 
Elizabeth, Mary Ann and Esther Maria Winslow ; wife Esther and 
Jacob Winslow, Exrs. Test, Willis Riddick, Benj. White. 

Winslow, Jacob, 27th day, 2nd mo., 1807 ; May Term, 1807. Sons 
Jacob, William and Jesse, daughters Sarah, Millicent and Mary 
Winslow ; wife Millicent, Judith White and Thomas White of Josiah, 
Exrs. Test, J. Lilly, Esther Winslow. 

Winslow, Caleb, 7th, 10th mo., 1808 ; May Term, 1811. Wife 
Peggy, son [Nathan, daughter Rachel White, grandson John Cope- 
land; Jonathan and Thomas White (of Josiah), Exrs. Test, Caleb 
Elliott, David White, Josiah Townsend. 

Winslow, John, 20th, 8th mo., 1821; May Term, 1822. Wife 
Charity, daughter Anna, cbildren of deceased daughter Martha Mor- 
ris, viz., Susannah and John Winslow Morris, Caleb Winslow's child 
and' daughter Sarah O'Niel, Margaret (widow of son Caleb), grand- 
daughter Elizabeth Winslow ; Aaron White and son-in-law Mordecai 
Morris, Exrs. Test, Jos. Cox, Caleb Cox. 

Winslow, Peggy, Oct. 28, 1822 ; Nov. Term, 1822: Sister Ann 
Scott, Anna Griffin, Martha Chappell, sister Martha Newby, heirs 
of John Lawrence dec'd, heirs of Robert Lawrence dec'd, heirs of 
Richard Lawrence dec'd, heirs .of Elizabeth Randolph dec'd, heirs of 
Mary ISTewby dec'd, heirs of Catharine Jones dec'd ; son Nathan Wins- 
low and David White, Exrs. Test, David Lymen, Jos. Griffin. 

Winslow, William H., Feb. 3, 1830 ; Aug. Term, 1830. Wife Ma- 
ria ; also my Exx. Test, Jeremiah Sexton, W. R. Hudson; 

Winslow, Caleb, Mch. 5, 1831. Josiah Bunch; wife Maria, Exx. 
Test, David White, Willis Newby. 

Winslow, Uriah, Dec. 21, 1832 ; Feby. Term, 1833. Wife Esther, 
son John Wesley Winslow ; father and brother Willis Winslow, Exrs. 
Test, Samuel Kirby, Abraham Halsey, Jos. Smith. 

Winslow, John, 23d, 12th mo., 1831; Nov. Term, 1833. Daugh- 
ter Pheribe Griffin, grandson James Riddick (son of daughter Ach- 
sah), son Robert, daughter Catherine Winslow; sons Lancelot and 
Thomas W. Winslow, Exrs. Test, Geo. White, Dan'l Delano. 

White, Josiah, 20th day, 12th mo., 1805 ; Feby. Term, 1808. Wife 
Sarah, sons William, Robert, David, Samuel Scott, Nathan, Andrew 
and Jonathan White, daughters Margaret and Mary White; Caleb 
White and sons Thomas and Exum, Exrs. Test, Exum Newby, Sr., 
Samuel Nixon. 

White, Joseph, Oct. 10, 1796; May Term, 1808. Brothers Theo- 
philus ■ and William White, son John, brother Isaac White's son 


358 Absteact of Wills. 

Jerathomall, my sister, brother Joshua White. Test, John Moore, 
Josiah Townsend. 

White, Benjamin, Feb. 27, 1808 ; Aug. Term, 1808. Sons Thomas 
and John, grandson Joseph White, granddaughters Martha and Mary 
White, sons Jesse, Josiah and Demsey ; sons Thomas and Dewey, 
Exrs. Test, John Comwell, Willis Riddick. 

White, Zachariah, Mch. 25, 1808 ; Nov. Term, 1808. Son Jordan, 
children Margaret, Mary, Davis, Joshua, Miriam, Sarah and Francis 
White; wife Miriam and John, Exrs. Test, Jos. Hasket, Edith 

White, Thomas, 29th, 9th mo., 1808 ; Aug. Term, 1809. Son Na- 
than, daughters Orpha Robinson, Elizabeth Griffin and Miriam 
White; sons Seth and Jonathan, Exrs. Test, John Winslow, Geo. 

White, Samuel, May 26, 1813; Aug. Team, 1813. Daughters 
Polly and Lydia White, sons John and Thaddeus, daughter Eliza- 
beth White, sons Samuel and Osmond, daughter Millia Pritchard, 
wife Elizabeth, son William F. White ; brother John White and Benj. 
Pritchard, Exrs. Test, Wm. Riddick, Jacob White. 

White, Francis, 6th day, 3d mo., 1813 ; Nov. Term, 1813. Daugh- 
ters Mary, Rebecca, Sarah and Mustia White, sons Caleb and 
Francis, wife Miriam, sons Toms and Myles White; son John, brother 
Toms White, Benjamin White and son Myles, Exrs. Test, Francis 
Albertson, Jos. Pritchard, Gould Wheeler. 

White, Jesse, 8th day, 9th mo., 1813; Feby Term, 1814. Sons 
Cornelius and Chalkly Albertson, daughters Mary and Elizabeth 
White, daughters Millicent Henley and Sarah R.' White; wife and 
brother Thomas White, Exrs. Test, Jacob White, Eliab Griffin. 

White, William, 29th, 10th mo., 1813; Nov. Term, 1814. Sons 
Myles and Henry, daughters Eliza Elliott (her grandmother Elliott) 
and Sophia Ann White; brothers Thomas and David White, Exrs. 
Test, Sarah White, Martha White. 

White, Jacob, Nov. 6, 1815; Nov. Term, 1816. Sons Josiah, 
Robison, Theophilus and Joshua, daughters Jemima Guyer and Polly 
White; wife Miriam and son Joseph, Exrs. Test, Elisha Riddick, 
Willis Riddick. 

White, Samuel, 21st, 2nd mo., 1816; May Term, 1816. Mother 
Sarah White, all my brothers and sisters ; brothers Thomas and David 
White, Exrs. Test, Thos. Newby, Palen Chappell. 

White, Thomas, 4th day, 4th mo., 1819 ; May Term, 1819. Wife 
Jemima, son Exum, daughters Sarah, Maria, Betsey, Ann, Margaret 
and Lydia White, sons Josiah, David and Thomas; brothers David 
and Nathan White, Exrs. Test, Miles White, Elizabeth White. , 

White, Sarah, 24th, 7th mo., 1819 ; Feby. Term, 1821. Daughter 

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Mary White, sons Nathan and Jonathan, granddaughter Margaret 
White (daughter of Robert), sons David and Robert, children of 
sons William and Thomas White dec'd ; sons David and Nathan, 
Exrs. Test, Thos. Newby, Jr., John Bogue, Jr. 

White, Thomas, 31st, 5th mo., 1823; Aug. Term, 1823. Sons Jo- 
seph, Benjamin, Jacob, Obadiah and John, wife Betsey, daughters 
Mary, Millicent, Esther and Rebecca White; Demsey and John 
White, Exrs. Test, John Griffin, Lewis White. 

White, Jonathan, 27th, 4th mo., 1823; Aug. Term, 1823. Son 
Timothy, daughters Anna Robinson and Rebecca Albertson, son Jo- 
nathan, wife Rachel, daughters Achsah and Eeggy W. White; wife, 
sons Timothy and Jonathan, Exrs. Test, Jos. White, Nathan Wins- 

White, Maryan (widow of Jacob), Jany. 11, 1820; Feby. Court, 
1824. Sons Theophilus and Josiah White, Jemima Guyer, alias 
White, ( Polly White, grandchild Maryan White (daughter of Theophi- 
lus), son Joshua. Test, Thomas Smith, Ezekiel Hollowell. 

White, Gabriel, Oct, 22, 1808 ; Nov. Term, 1824. Wife Abselah, 
son Andrew Knox White, daughter Julian R. White, Sarah and Mar- 
tha Ann White ; Sam'l Nixon, Exr. Test, Wm. Jones, John Wood. 

White, Jesse, 10th day, 9th mo, 1824 ; Feby. Term, 1825. Brother 
Thomas White, sister Elizabeth Newby, sons William and Phineas, 
daughter Rebecca White ; son Caleb and cousin Frederick Newby, 
Exrs. Test, David White, Thomas White. 

White. Josiah, Jany. 13, 1825 ; Feby. Term, 1825. Sons Benja- 
min, Robinson, Josiah and Jesse, daughter Mary Ann White^ daugh- 
ter Mary ; wife Sarah and Nathan White, Exrs. Test, Mary White, 
Jonathan Griffin, Mary Griffin. 

White, Seth, 27th, 11th mo., 1822 ; Nov. Term, 1826. Brothers 
Nathan and Jonathan White, sister Elizabeth Griffin, nieces Sarah 
Jesop and Jemima White ; George White and Josiah Nicholson, Exrs. 
Test, Demsey White, Levi Hendrix. 

White, Demsey, Nov. 7, 1829 ; Nov. Term, 1829. Daughters Mar- 
tha and Clamanda White, Joseph Elliott (son of Joseph), Mathew 
White (son of Stephen). Sabra Griffin (daughter of Mary) ; wife 
Peggy and son Thomas D. White, Exrs. Test, Elisha N. Riddick, 
Mary Winslow. 

White, Jeshua v Dec. 10, 1830; Feby. Term, 1831. Wife Sally, 
daughters Miley, Margaret, Elizabeth, Ann, Mary and Sarah White ; 
son Gabriel, sons James and Theophilus, Exrs. Test, Josiah Perry, 
Exum Lane. 

White, William Freshwater, 11th, 11th mo., 1830; Feby. Term, 
1831. Mother Elizabeth White, brothers Samuel and Osmond 
White, father Samuel White dec'd, brothers and sisters John, Thad- 

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deus, Mary, Lydia and Elizabeth White and Milia Pritchard; wife 
Elizabeth E. White, Exx. Test, David White, Elizabeth White. 

White, Sarah, May 21, 1830 ; Aug. Term, 1832. Grandson Lemuel 
Sutton, granddaughter Mary Wingate, daughter Rachel Sutton, 
granddaughter Michal Wingate; John Mardre, Sr., Exr. Test, John 

White, Edward, June 28, 1833; Nov. Term, 1S33. Children 
Nixon and Priscilla White to be sent to the State of Indiana to the 
care of brother Aaron White, and Priscilla to the care of aunt Mar- 
garet Morris ; Erancis Nixon and Caleb White, Exrs. Test, Jas. L. 
Freer, Jas. B. Reed. 

White, Matthew, Dec. 21, 1833 ; Feby. Term, 1833. Wife Sarah 
B. White; father-in-law Jordan Winslow, Exr. Test, Lewis Kelen- 
berger, Nathan White. 

White, Miriam, 4th day, 3d mo., 1S31. Sister Elizabeth Griffin, 
niece Jemima White (daughter of Josiah and wife Orpah Robinson 
dec'd), Martha Jesop (daughter of Jesse and wife Sarah), Benjamin 
White, Jemima White, Mary Morgan, Thomas White, Mary Jessop 
and Miriam White (children of brother Nathan White), Pheribe Wil- 
son (daughter of William and wife Sarah), Anna Nicholson, Re- 
becca Albertson, Jonathan White, Achsah Nixon, Margaret Wilson 
(children of brother Jonathan White), Eliza Ann and Watson White 
(children of Timothy White dec'd), Martha Bogue (daughter of 
Thomas dec'd) Piney Woods Monthly Meeting $200 ; George White 
and Josiah Nicholson, Exrs. Test, Jacob Riddick, Willis Rid- 
dick, Jr. t 

White, Thomas, 3d day, 11th mo., 1834. Wife Martha R., sons 
Oswen, Edward B. and Alfred, daughter Penina White, sons Exum 
Newby White and Thomas Williams White; Josiah Nicholson and 
Frederick Newby, Exrs. Test, Mathias Jones, David White. 

White, Alexander, J any. 27, 1835; Feby. Term, 1835. Wife 
Mary, son William, all my children ; brother Joseph White and Wil- 
liam Arrenton, Exrs. Test, Quinton H. Trotman, Isaac White. 

White, Thomas I., May 15, 1835 ; Aug. Term, 1835. Sister Mary 
Mixon, brother Isaac White, nephews William and Hugh White 
(sons of brother Alexander White dec'd), sister Orpha Hall; brother 
Joseph White and John Gatling, Exrs. Test, Richard H. Whedbee, 
James Long. 

White, Rachel, Sept. 14, 1833; Nov. Term, 1835. Daughters 
Anna Nicholson and Margaret W. Winslow, Rebecca Albertson and 
Achsah Nixon, jjrandchildren Eliza Ann White and Watson White, 
son Jonathan White; brother Nathan Winslow, Exr. Test, Wm. 
Mitchell, Thos. A. Ward. 

Whedbee, Thomas, Sr., Nov. 25, 1807 ; Aug. Term, 1808. Young- 

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est daughters Patsey, Mary, Kesiah and Nancy Whedbee, wife Eliza- 
beth., son Robert (alias Taylor), daughters Tamer Moore and Eliza- 
beth Newby, son George, grandsons Joshua and Thomas (sons of 
Seth dec'd), son Edmund, sons-in-law Joshua Moore and Mark 
Newby, son John, two children of my son Samuel Whedbee dec'd; 
cousin James and Lemuel Whedbee and son-in-law Samuel Sutton, 
Exrs. Test, Geo. Sutton, Levi Munden. 

Whedbee, James . Wife Jane S. Whedbee, son Lemuel, 

grandson James N. Whedbee, son James P. Whedbee, my former wife 
Mary (daughter of Joseph Mullen, Sr.), daughter Ann Ford and her 
son Joseph Newby, daughter Catharine R. Reed, granddaughter Mary 
E. Jennings (daughter of James), grandson James N. Whedbee (son 
of Lemuel dec'd), child in esse. 

Whedbee, Ann, July 31, 1831 ; May Term, 1831. Brother Rich- 
ard Leigh, Exr. Son Gilbert Whedbee, granddaughter Nancy Stan- 
ton and Mary Stanton, Joannah Whedbee and Elizabeth Whedbee. 
Test, Josiah Jordan, Wm. Kelhvm. 

Willson, Isaac, 3d day, 7th mo., 1815 ; Feby. Term, 1816. Son 
Jacob, daughters Esther, Rachel Boyce, Betsey Rogerson and Mar- 
garet Willson, sons Isaac and Jonathan, son Caleb, wife Rebecca, 
grandson Isaac Jesop, daughter Miriam Perry; John Lamb, Jesse 
Newby and Joab Elliott, Exrs. Test, Myles Elliott, Sr., Myles El- 
liott, Jr., Clarissa Elliott. 

Willson, Christopher, 5th day, 12th mo., 1823; Feby. Term, 1824. 
Wife Pheribe, son William, daughter Martha Toms, son Jesse, daugh- 
ter Margaret Hollowell, sons Thomas and John, daughters Nancy, 
Elizabeth and Pheribe, son Christopher ; Sarah Kerby, son William 
and Benjamin Toms, Exrs. Test, Nathan Bagley, Rix Perry. 

Wilson, Obadiah, May 19, 1826; May Term, 1826. Son Caleb, 
daughters Margaret, Jarutha and Esther ; Elisha Burke, Exr. Test, 
Fred'k Newby, Margaret Jones. 

Wells, Joseph, 6th day, 1st mo., 1S16; May Term, 1816. Wife 
•Chloe, sons Thomas, Francis and Joseph, daughters Margaret Mardre, 
Martha Saunders, Mary Mardre, Nancy Jones, Gilly Wells, Pheribe 
Wells, Millicent Wells, Miriam Wells and Jane Wells, daughter 
Elizabeth Bogue ; George Sutton, Exr. Test, Benj. Albertson. 

Wells, Thomas, July 1, 1834. Mother Chloe Hendrix, sister Jane 
McPherem (wife of Martin) ; Benjamin Mullen, Exr. Test, Christo- 
pher W. Munden, Travers D. White. 

"Wheaton, Robert, Aug. 7, 1816; Nov. Term, 1816. Sister Lydia 
Wheaton, wife r Elizabeth ; Eri Barrow, Exr. Test, John Wood, Mc- 

Walston, Sarah, Mch. 20, 1814; May Term, 1821. Brother-in- 
law Benjamin Mullen, brother Turner Walston land in Bertie Co., 


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N. C, sister Harriet Mullen's children, viz., Sarah and William Mul- 
len; Benjamin Mullen, Exr. Test, James Whedbee, Ann Mullen. 

Wynne, Rhoda, Oct, 10, 1821; Nov. Term, 1821. Joshua Win- 
gate (son of John), Anna Smith (widow of William), daughter Ly- 
dia Felton. Test, Martin Ross, Mary Williams. 

Wyatt, Mary, Sept 5, 1825 ; Nov. Term, 1825. Brother Ambrose 
X. Wyatt and his children Martha and Pathenia, brother Hugh R. 
Wyatt, sister Penelope Arrenton, nieces Mary Ann and Penelope Ar- 
renton, Pathenia W. Arrenton; Robert K. Wyatt, Exr. Test, Jos. 
White, Christian Coffield. 

Wyatt, Robert K, Apl. 12, 1826; May Term, 1826. Nephews 
and nieces James, Pathenia and Penelope Arrenton, brother Ambrose 
K. Wyatt ; brother Hugh Wyatt, Exr. Test, Thos. Long, Jas. Long. 

Wyatt, Ambrose K, April 21, 1826; May Term, 1826. Nieces 
Pathenia Arrenton and Mary Ann White ; brother Hugh, Exr. Test, 
Thos. Long, Jona H. Jacocks. 

' Wyatt, Hugh R., April 16, 1832 ; Aug. Term, 1832. Niece Mary 
Ann White (wife of Alexander) William Arrenton, nieces and 
nephews Pathenia, Charles and James B. Arrenton ; James B. Ar- 
renton, Exr. Test, Stephen Saunders, Elisha Burk. 

Ward, Absila, 17th, 12th mo., 1827; Feby. Term, 1827. Daugh- 
ter Lovey, son-in-law Benjamin Gregory, daughter Deborah Rountree, 
daughter-in-law Selah Ward, granddaughters Sarah and Elmira 
Ward, granddaughter Absola Gregory, granddaughter Mary Roger- 
son (daughter of Christian) ; Cader Felton, Exr. Test, Jeremiah 
Speight, Shadrach Wallace. , 

Whiteman, John, Feby. 21, 1831. Brother Frederick Whiteman, 
Nancy Walker's heirs, Elizabeth Blackstone; wife, Miles Cale. son 
Robert. Test, Ashley Fleetwood. 

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Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 363 

Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley, 


(Original in the Court House at Hertford, N. C. ) 


Jane Charles Departed this Life ye 12th of July 1688. 

Hannah Dowers Departed this Life July ye 20th 1688. 

John Makmillian mate to Mr. Richard Pope departed this Life ye 
22d of Augst. 1688. 

Joseph Whedby son of John Whedby &'Deborah his wife Departed 
ye 12th of Octobr. 1688. 
< Jonathan Phelps Departed this Life ye 21st of Febry. 1688-9. 

Mary Willis the wife of Humphrey Willis departed this Life ye 
27th of March 1689. 

Margaret the wife of Jonathan Bateman departed this Life ye 15th 
of September 1688. 

John Fletcher departed the 25th January 1689 this Life. 

Thomas Hansford died at Phimotry shoare ye 26th of August 1690. 

Thomas Relph departed this life ye 29th of November 1690. 

John Alford Senr. died at Col. Hartly's ye last of Novemr. 1690. 

Robt. Cannon of New Ingland died at Mr. Durant's Jany. ye 1st 

John Culy died at G. Durant's Jany. 9th 1690. 

John Wilson son of James Wilson & Alis his wife departed this 
Life ye 17th of July 1691. 

Mrs. Mary Fendall Departed this Life ye 1th of Septmr. 1691. 

Mr. Henly Departed this Life ye 4th of September, 1691. 

John Harvey, ye son of Thomas Harvey and Sarah his wife De- 
parted this Life ye 5th of Septm. 1691. 

Elizabeth Calloway ye daughter of Caleb Calloway & Elizabeth his 
wife Departed this Life ye 25 Septm. 1691. 

Mr. John Wolfinden Late of St. Alborns Harford Sheire in Ould 
England Departed this Life ye 25th of Septm. 1691. 

Thomas Spellman son of John Spelman & Katheren his wife de- 
parted this Life ye 3d of Novmr. 1691. 

Mary Norman Departed this Life ye 6th of Desember -691. 

Humphrey Willis Departed this Life ye 6th of Desember 1691. 

Patrick Bailey Departed this Life Septm. 1691. 

Elizabeth Bailey Departed this Life ye 4th of Agust 1691. 

Stephen Hankok Departed this Life ye 19th of March 1691-2. 



Births, Deaths and- Marriages in Berkeley. 

William Bundy Departed this Life ye 27th of March 1692. 

John Whitt (White, possibly — Ed.) Departed this Life ye 13th of 
March 1691. 

Edward Mr. John Whedby's man Departed this Life ye . 

John Stepney Junor Departed.this Life ye 23d Febr. 1691-2. 

Obadiah Kendall Departed this Life at John April ye 15 


Elizabeth Bonne ye daughter of Elizabeth Bonne was borne ye 

John Bonne ye son of Elizabeth Bonne was borne ye 3d of March 

William Denes Departed this Life ye 2d of Desember 1637. 

Sarah Williams Departed this Life ye 9th of Desember 1687. 

Majr. Cutler Departed this Life ye 12th of Desember 16S7. 

William Dickinson Servant to Alexr. Lillington died ye 13th of 
Desember 1687. 
' Henry Hatton Departed this Life ye 16th of Desember 1687. 

Elizabeth Barrow Departed this Life ye 16th of Desember 1687. 

Mary Harburtt Departed this Life ye 14th of November 16S7. 

Caleb Callaway Departed this Life ye 16th of Desember 1687. 

John Callaway Departed this Life ye 18th of Desember 1687. 

Thomas Tailor Departed this Life ye 9th of Desember 1687. 

Elizabeth ye wife of John Chasten died ye 24th day of Desember 
1687. " . 

William Hughes Departed this Life ye 27th of Desember 1687. 

Larance Gunfallis Departed this Life ye 27th of Desember 1687. 

Thomas Gunfallis Departed this Life ye 28th of Desember 1687. 

Elizabeth Stacy Departed this Life ye 1st of Janrary 16S7. 

William Waite Departed this Life ye 14th of January 16S7. 

Thomas Waller Departed this Life ye 2d of July 16S7. 

George Waller Son of Thomas & Elizabeth Waller died ye 23d 

John Corkingie Departed this Life at Robert Inkoson's ye 5th of 
February 1687. 

Abigail Tomes Departed this Life ye 17th of March 16S7. 

Thomas Nicholson Departed this Life ye 4th of March 16S7. 

Johannah Harvie wife of Thomas Harvie Esqr. Departed this Life 
ye 27th of March 1688. 

Robert Rogers Departed this Life ye 14th of March 16S7. 

Ales Long ye wife of Thomas Longe Departed this Life March ye 
21, 1687-8. 

Thomas Longe Departed this Life ye 4th of Aprill 168S. 

Longe ye daughter of Joiles Longe died ve 12th of Aprill 





Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 365 

Sarah Pricklove daughter of Samuel Pricklove died ye 26th of . 
Desember 1687. 

Mary Cooke Departed this Life ye 18th of Aprill 1688. 

Danrell Pembrace Departed this Life ye 25th of Aprill 1688. 

Margaret Elker & Elizabeth Poster were drowned the 25th of 
Aprill 1688. 

John Tailor Departed ye 2d of february 1688 at Grassey . 

Christopher Nicholson Departed this Life ye 10 September 1688. 
The Register of Burials. 

Thomas Harris late of this County Departed this Life September 

Peter Jones Departed this Life the 4th of Agust 1679 and was 
buried at Robert Beesly's. 

Roger Chasten Departed this Life the 9th of Aprill 1669. 

Thomas Harlow Departed this Life 15th of October 1677. 

George Durant the son of George Durant & Ann his wife Departed 
this Life the 13th September 1671. 

Robert Paine Departed this Life sum tyme in Aprill 1672. 

Alexander Portis Departed this Life the 22d of Maye 1679 and was 
buried at the house of Andrew Wellwood. 

Samuel Hall Departed this Life the 2d of September 1679. 

William Charles Departed this Life the 6th of Agust 1677. 

Aughter (Arthur, possibly) Long Late of Verginia Departed this 
Life the 30th of October and was buried at the house of Caleb Calla- 

Thomas Kent Departed this Life the 2d of June 1678. 

Caleb Scott Departed this Life the 7th of Agust 167*9. 

Thomas Hakings (Hawkins) Departed this Life the first of June 

Frances Hackings Departed this Life the 9th of Agust 1676. 

Mr. Frances Godfrey departed this Life the 9th of November 1676. 

Mrs. Joan Therill Departed this Life the 3d of February 1676-7. 

Mr. Thomas Cooke Departed this Life the 25th of March 1677. 

Mr. John Therill Departed this Life the 22d of Aprile 1679. 

George Sutton Departed this Life the 12 of April 1669. 

Sarah Sutton Departed this Life the 20 of March 1677. 

Joseph Tomes the son of Frances Tomes & Persillah his wife de- 
parted this Life the 6th of June 1679. 

Hannah Nicholson the wife of Christopher Nicholson Departed 
this Life the 2d of Desember 1678. 

Elizabeth Bundy the wife of William Bundy Departed this Life 
the 4th of March 1676. 

Deborah Pearre the daughter of John Pearre and wife Mary De- 
parted this Life the 7th of November 1678-9. 




Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 

James Perisho Departed this Life the 29th of March 1678. 

Jacob Mollton of New England Departed this Life the 30th of Sep- 
tember 1680 at the house of Mr. George Durant, 

Jonathan Whitthall (Whitehall) Late of London in Ould England 
Departed this Life at Leftn. Colonolls Biggs his house ye 17th of No- 
vember 1681. 

Sarah Lillington the daughter of Alexander and Elizabeth Lilling- 
ton Departed this Life the last day of February 1681-2. 

Elizabeth Bonne Departed tbis Life the 3d of March 1681. 

John Lary Departed this Life ye 4th of December 1682. 

Hubert Lambert Late of ye Province of Mary Land Departed this 
Life ye 15th of Desember 1682. 

Mary Scott the Late wife of Joseph Scott of this County Departed 
this Life the 24th of Feby. 1681-2. 

Nathaniel Suton Late of this County Departed this Life ye 29th of 
Desember 1682. 

Elizabeth Nicholson the daughter of Christopher Nicholson and 
Ann his wife Departed this Life the 11th of September 1682. 

Thomas foltner Departed this Life ye 12 day of November 1683 
at the house of Deborah Sutton. 

Elenor Thomas ye wife of John Thomas Departed this Life ye 30th 
of October 1683 & was buried at ye house of Thomas Harvie, Esq. 

Elizabeth Larker, daughter of Benjamin Larker and wife Elizabeth 
Departed this Life the 27th day of July 1685. 

John Crew ye son of John Crew & Elizabeth his wife Departed this 
Life ye 3d of Agust 1685 at ye house of John Stepneys. 

Elizabeth Keith, servant to Mrs. Samuel Willson Departed this 
Life ye 18th of Agust 1685. 

Thomas Starke servant to Mr. Francis Hartly Departed this Life 
25 of Agust 1685. 

Joseph Scott Late of Pequimans Departed this Life the Last of 
October 1685. 

Larence Nogill Departed this Life the 16th of Desember 1685. 

Jonn Forke Departed this Life the 16th of Desember 1685. 

Simon Smeth servant to John Barrow Departed this Life — of 
Desember 1685. 

Elizabeth Glascow wife of Robert , Departed this Life ye 

20th of September and buried at . 

Thomas Blake Departed this Life ye 7th of Nov. 

Mary Willis daughter-in-law to Thomas Stanfor- 
Life ye 

departed this 

Joshua Scott Departed this Life ye 14th of Janu. 

William Tetterton Departed this Life ye 9th of October 

William Foster Departed this Life ye 10th of October, 168' 


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Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 367 

Two-thirds of the two pages from which the above eleven items are 
taken is gone, and cannot be definitely deciphered ; also pages 37, 38, 
39 and 40 entirely gone. 

John Carllaton ye son of Arthur Carllaton and Catharen his wife 
was born ye 23d of February 1697. 

Elizabeth Taylor ye daster of Jonathan Tailor & Elizabeth his 
wife was born 5th of Desember 1693. 

Elizabeth Mansell ye daughter of William Mansell & Mary his 
wife was born ye 12th day of May 1694. 

John Houghton ye son of Thomas Houghton and Sarah his wife 
was born ye 27th of March 1694. 

Sarah Gough, ye daughter of Thomas Gough and Sarah his wife 
was born the 29th da^ of Agust 1694. -« 

Elizabeth Parmer ye daughter of James Parmer and Katharine his 
wife was born ye 11th of September 1694. 

John Thigpen ye son of James Thigpen & Elizabeth his wife was 
born ye 19th of August 1694. 

Roger Williams ye son of Jenkins Williams and Johanna his wife 
was born ye 29th of September 1694. 

Hannah Lilly ye daughter of John Lilly and Han ah his wife was 
born ye 25th of September 1694. 

James Kenedy ye son of Patrick and Elizabeth his wife was born 
ye 21st of October 1694. 

Elizabeth Sutton ye daughter of George and Rebecka his wife was 
born ye 14th day of November 1694. 

Hannah Hogg ye daughter of James Hogg & Ann his wife was born 
ye 17th day of December 1694. •» 

John Eames ye son of George and Susannah his wife was born ye 
23d day of December 1694. 

Albert Albertson ye son of Albert Albertson, Juner, was born ye 
23d day of November 1694. 

Isaack Willson son of Benjamin Willson was born ye 16th day of 
November 1694. 

Ida Nicholson, ye daughter of Sam'l Nicholson & Elizabeth his 
wife was born 10th day of November 1694. 

Sarah Nicholson ye daughter of Joseph and Hannah his wife was 
born ye 5th day of December 1694-5. 

Ann Stuart, ye daughter of William and Elizabeth his wife was 
born ye 15th day of February 1694. 

Rebecca Jones ye daughter of Peter and Elizabeth his wife was 
born ye 14th day of March 1694. 

Mary Harvie ye daughter of ye Honble Thomas Harvey Governor 
and Sarah his wife was born ye 20th day of November 1694. (She 
married Col. Robert West, son of Robert West and wife Martha, nee 


Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 

Cullen, his 1st wife. They lived in that part of Chowan Precinct 
later Bertie, at or near Salmon Creek. — Editor.) 

Elizabeth Hask ye daughter of Anthony Hask and Tabitha his Jj 
wife was born ye 8th of September 1693. 

Sarah Chesten ye daughter of Richard & Ann his wife was born I 
ye 17th day of May 1689. 

Daniel Cheston (Chesson now. — Ed.) son of Richard and Ann his I 
wife was born May 13, 1692. 

Hannah Dorman ye daughter of Richard Dorman and Ann his 
wife was.born March 30, 1695. 

Sarah Gidden ye daughter of Benjamin Gidden and Johanah his 
wife was born May 11, 1695. 

Sarah Willson ye daughter of Edward and Rachel his wife was 
born July 14, 1695. 

Thomas Nicholls ye son of Thomas and Elizabeth his wife was 
born Aug. 8, 1695. 

William Long ye son of Thomas and wife Rebecca was born Au- 
gust 13, 1695. 

Mary Spelman daughter of Spellman & wife Kathren was 

born Aug. 11, 1695. 

Anne Stevens, daughter of Thomas & wife Jane was born March 
5, 1695. 

Jonathan Jones, son of Jonathan & wife Margery, was born March 
17, 1695. 

Thomas Cooke, son of John and wife Elizabeth, was born Nov. 16, 

John Anderson, son of John and wife Jane, was born December 
7, 1694. 

John Perkins, son of John and wife Lvey, was born Nov. 12, 1695. 

Elizabeth Lawrance, daughter of John and wife Hannah, was born 
January 12, 1695-6. 

Dorety Perkins daughter of John and wife Lvey was born Feb- 
ruary 17, 1692. 

Samuel Parsons son of Samuel and Elizabeth his wife was born 
Dec. 24, 1695. 

Ann Pidars daughter of Thomas and wife Mary was born January 
30th, 1695-6. 

Leah Pricklove daughter of John and wife Elizabeth, was born I 
Mch. 4, 1695. 

Edward Moadle (Mandlin now — Ed.) son of Ezekiel & wife Han- 
nah was born Feby. 11, 1695. 

William jSToreom son of Thomas and wife Mary was born May 31, I 

John Stepney son of John and wife Marcy was born June 8, 1696. 

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Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 369 

Jane Mathes daughter of George & wife Elizabeth was born May 
23,1696. , 

George Sutton, ye son of Joseph & wife Parthenia, was born Aug. 

22, 1696. 

Ann Spence daughter of John and wife Kathren was born Febv. 
6th, 1696. 

Elizabeth Sharwood daughter of David & wife Jane was born 
Jany. 29, 1696.' 

Elizabeth Dunstone daughter of John and wife Frances was born 
Dec. 1, 1696. 

Hannah Butler, daughter of William and wife Dosiah was born 
June 3, 1696. 

Sarah Moore, daughter of James & wife Frances was born Septem- 
ber 10, 1691. 

William Booge son of William & wife Elizabeth was born Dec. 8, 

Sarah Chelsey, daughter of William & wife Sarah was born Jany. 

11, 1696-7. ■ " 
John Albertson son of Albert & wife Elizabeth was -born Xov. 27, 


Susana Lacey daughter of William Jr. & wife Mary was born 
March 14, 1696. 
- Francis Thigpen son of James & wife Elizabeth was born Mch. 

23, 1696-7. 

John Hobs son of Abraham & wife Mary was born Dec. 7, 1696. 
John Oats son of James & wife Elizabeth was born Aug. 7, 1697. 
George Steward son of William and wife Elizabeth was born Aug. 

12, 1697. 

William Jones son of Peter and wife Elizabeth was born Sept. 
28, 1697. 

Richard Sutton son of George and wife Rebecca was born Sept. 12,. 

Ann Peterson, daughter of Jacob & wife Mare was born Mav 10, 

Samuel Hopkins son of John and wife Sarah was born Dec. 2 T 

Ruth Williams daughter of Richard & wife Maryday was born 
Jany. 22, 1686-7. ' ' 

Richard Anderson son of John & wife Jane was born Feby. 26, 
1697-8, and deceased this Life February 28, 1697-8. 

Elizabeth Nicholson daughter of Samuel & wife Elizabeth was 
born Jany. 15, 1697. ■ || 

Elizabeth Houghton, daughter of Thomas and wife Sarah was 
born Nov. 27, 1697. 

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•370 Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 

Daniel Cheston son of Bichard & wife Ann was born May 10, 1697. 

Jean Charles, daughter of Samuel & wife Elizabeth, was born Dec. 
10, 1697. 

Elizabeth Beed, daughter of Andrew & wife Deliverance, was born. 
Dec. 4, 1697. > 

William. Barrow son of William and wife Elizabeth, was born 
Eeby. 9, 1697. 

Leonard Loftin son of Edward and wife Elizabeth was born Jany. 
15, 1697-8. 

Boger Snell son of Boger was born Mch. 10, 1698. 

Ann Harris daughter of David and wife Elizabeth was born Mch. 
10, 1698. 

Sarah Hearst daughter of Samuel & wife Jeane was born April 12, 

John Bird, son of John k wife Bebecca, was born July 22, 1698. 

Mary Durant, the daughter of John and wife Sarah, was born May 
19, 1698. 

Bichard Simons, son of John & wife Bridget was born Sept. 17, 

Ann Kingerle daughter of George & wife Elizabeth was born April 
3, 1698. 

Mary Fugeef, daughter of James & wife Martha was born July 
24, 1698. 

Margret Bateman daughter of Jonathan and wife Elizabeth was 
born Oct, 20, 1698. 

Mary Lacey daughter of William Jr. & wife Mary was born Oct. 
27, 1698. 

George Stepney son of John and wife Mary was born Jany. 23, 

Joshua Long son of Thomas & wife Bebecca was born Oct. 30, 

John Anderson son of John and wife Jeane was born Dec. 7, 1699. 

William Norcom son of Thomas and wife Mary was born Jany. 
26, 1698-9. 

Samuel Fricklove son of Samuel & wife Burina, was born ]STqv. 6, 

Ezekiel Modlen son of Ezekiel and wife Hannah was born April 
2, 1698. 

George Duren son of Thomas & wife was born Nov. 25, 1698. 

Dasah Hasket daughter of Anthony Jr. was born Aug. 5, 1699. 

Barttolome Bassons son of Samuel & wife Elizabeth was born Oct. 
23, 1698. 

Bichard Hare son of John Hare and wife Sarah was born ISTov. 25, 

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Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 


Sarah. Todde, daughter of Thomas and wife Elizabeth was born 
Dec. 13, 1699. 

Elizabeth Hear daughter of Samuel and wife Jean was born Nov. 
30, 1699. 

Jane Perisho daughter of James & wife Mary was born Dec. 12, 

Elizabeth Swann, daughter of Majr. Samuel Swann and wife 
Elizabeth was born June 26, 1698. 

Elizabeth Frugett daughter of James & wife Martha was born 
Jany. 13, 1699-1700. 

Deborah Sutton daughter of George & wife Rebecca was born 
Jany 2, 1699. 

William More son of William & wife Elizabeth was born Nov. 10, 

Alexander Spence son of Alexander and wife Dorothy was born 
Mch. 8, 1699. 

Peter Jones son of Peter & wife Elizabeth was born May 7, 1700. 

Henry Bavley, son of Richard and wife Deborah, was born Eeby. 
26, 1689. 

Sarah Swann, daughter of Majr. Samuel and wife Elizabeth, was 
born December 29, . 

John Kinsey, son of John and wife Kathreen, was born Dec. 6, 

Anthony Alexander, son of Anthony and wife Ann, was born Oct. 
1, 1691. 

Mary Alexander, daughter of Anthony and wife Ann,, was born 
Sept. 20, 1696. 

Ann Alexander, daughter of Anthonv and wife Ann, was born 
Mch. 7, 1697-8. 

Saul and Benjamin Alexander, sons of Anthony and wife Ann, 
were born Dec. 9, 1700. 

Susannah Foster, daughter of John and wife Elizabeth, was born 
Dec. 17, 1695. 

Elizabeth Foster, daughter of John and wife Elizabeth, was born 
Oct. 17, 1698. ■ . 

Richard Foster, son of John and wife Elizabeth, was born Oct. 
20, 1701. 

Judith Pricklo, daughter of John and wife Elizabeth, was born 
Dec. 2, 1697. 

Elizabeth Pricklo, daughter of John and wife Elizabeth, was born 
April 25, 1699. 

Sarah Massagney, daughter of Benjamin and wife Anne, was 
born Feby. 4, 1696* 

Mary Tomes, daughter of Francis, Jr., and wife Margaret, was 
born 20, 1696-7. 




Bikths, Deaths ant> Marriages in Berkeley. 

Elizabeth Tomes, daughter of Francis Jr., and wife Margaret, 
was born Nov. 20, 169 — . 

Penelope Tomes, daughter of Francis Jr., and wife Margaret, 
was born Nov. 19, 1702. 

Ester Snellen, daughter of Israel and wife Hannah, was born 
Sept. 20, 1699. 

Francis Newby, son of Gabriel and wife Mary, was born Jany. 3, 

Mary Newby, daughter of Gabriel and wife Mary, was born Dec. 
28, 1697. 

Miriam Newby, daughter of Gabriel and wife Mary, was born 
Dec. 2, 1701. 

Jesse Newby, son of Gabriel and wife Mary, was born Mch. 30, 

Elizabeth Trumbull, daughter of Simeon and wife Anne, was 
born Mch. 16, 1698. 

Barbara Trumbull, daughter of Simon and wife Anne, was born 
Mch. 16, 1698. 

Sarah Trumbull, daughter of Simon and wife Anne, was born 
Feby. 2, 1701-2. 

William Trumbull, son of Simon and wife Anne, was born Dec. 
3, 1703. 

George Durant, son of Thomas and wife Elizabeth, was born Nov. 
25, 1696 or 8. 

Ann Durant, daughter of Thomas and wife Elizabeth, was born 
Feby. 16, 1702-3. 

Francess Hockings (Hoskins), daughter of John and wife Mar- 
garet, was born Dec. 9, 1699. 

Mary Hockings (Hoskins), daughter of John and wife Margaret; 
was born Jany. 17, 1701-2. 

Thomas Bartlett, son of William and wife Ann, was born Sept. 

25, 1699. 

Wi-lliam Bartlett, son of William and wife Ann, was born Feby. 
17, 1700-1. 

Sarah Morgan, daughter of William and wife Sarah, was born 
January 8, 1700-1. 

James Perisho, son of James and wife Mary, was born Mch. 2, 

Mary Moadlin, daughter of Ezekiel and wife Hannah, was born 
March 2, 1700-1. 

David Sherwood, son of David and wife Jean, was born May 23, 

Mary Norman, daughter of Henry and wife Ann, was born July 

26, 1700. 

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Births, Deaths and Marriages est Berkeley. 


Henry Norman, son of Henry and wife Ann, was born Dec. 15, 

Elizabeth Charles, daughter of Samuel and wife Elizabeth, was 
born Sept. 22, 1700. 

Elizabeth Morgan, daughter of John and wife , was born 

Oct. 20, 1700. 

Elizabeth Harris, daughter of David and wife Elizabeth, was 
born Oct. 30, 1700. 

Sarah Blank, daughter of John and wife Sarah, was born Dec. 30, 

Thomas Wherry, son of Anthony and wife Sarah, was born Jany. 
2, 1701-2. 

Edward Bird, son of John and wife Rebecca, was born Jany. 6, 

Christian Inkerson, daughter of Robert and wife Ann, was born 
Peb. 9, 1701-2. 

Ellener Boog, daughter of William and wife Ellener, was born 
Feby. 26, 1701-2. 

Elizabeth Gray, daughter of Thomas and wife Sarah, was born 
Mch. 9, 1701-2. 

Elizabeth Haskett, daughter of Anthony and wife Diana, was 
born Mch. 9, 1701-2. 

Jno. Arnold, son of John and wife Mary, was born Apl. 18, 1701. 

James Scriner, son of Richard and wife Mary, was born Aug. 10, 

John Heires, son of David and wife Mary, was born Oct. 20, 

Parsons, daughter of Samuel and wife Elizabeth, was born 

'Dec. 23, 1701. 

John Moore, son of William and wife Elizabeth, was born Feby. 
21, 1702-3. 

James Fisher, son of James and wife Mary, was born Mch. 21, 

Francis Pricklove, son of Samuel and wife Purina, was born Mch. 
25, 1702. 

Elizabeth Lacv, daughter of William and wife Mary, was born 
Apl. 12, 1702. 

Mary Heare, daughter of Samuel and wife Jean, was born Apl. 
27, 1702. 

Elizabeth Boswell, daughter of Thomas and wife Anne, was born 
Apl. 27, 1702. 

Thomas Boswell, son of Thomas and wife Anne, was born Dec. 
25, 1703. 



374 Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 


Elizabeth Stepney, daughter of John and wife Mary, was born 
Apl. 30, 1702. ' , 

Susannah and Isaiah Albertson, children of Ezekiel and wife 
Sarah, were born May 14, 1702. 

James ISTewby, son of James and wife Sarah, was born Aug. 4, 

Abraham Warren, son of Abraham and wife Rebecca, was born 
Aug. 31, 1702. 

Wilson Dix, son of John and wife Alice, was born Sept. 1, 1702. 

Nathan Bateman, son of Jonathan and wife Elizabeth, was born 
Sept. 10, 1702. 

Thomas Bayley, son of Richard and wife Rebekah, was born 
Sept, 17, 1702. 

Chas. Houghton, son of Thomas and wife Sarah, was born Oct. 6, 

Samuel Albertson, son of Beter and wife Ann, was born Oct. 25, 

Beter Albertson, son of Beter and wife Ann, was born Oct. 7, 

Robert Beasley, son of Francis and wife Hannah, was born Nov. 
6, 1702. 

Sarah Harris, daughter of David and wife Elizabeth, was born 
Nov. 6, 1702. 

Isaack Wilson, son of Isaack and wife Anne, was born Nov. 18*, 

Jean Vollway, daughter of John and wife Jeane) was born Dec. 
17, 1702. 

John Arnold, son of Lawrence and wife Jane Bichards, was born 
15, 1703. 

Mary Sherwood, daughter of David and wife Jane, was . born 
Jany. 2, 1703. 

Mary Nicholson, daughter of John and wife Briscilla, was born 
Jany. 3, 1703-4. 

Esau Albertson, son of Esau and wife Sarah, was born Feby. 5, 

John Bartlett, son of William and wife Ann, was born Feby. 15, 

Bichard Wollard, son of Richard and wife Jane, was born Feby. 
23, 1703-4. 

Sarah Tomes, daiighter of Joshua and wife Sarah, was born Mch. 
5, 1703-4. 

Ralph Fletcher, son of Ralph, Jr., and wife Jane, was born 
Apl. 22, 1703. 


Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 375 

Elizabeth Wright, daughter of Daniel and wife Agnes, was born 
Aug. 5, 1703. 

Samuel Charles, son of Samuel and wife Elizabeth, was born 
Aug. 20, 1703. 

William Morgan, son of William and wife Sarah, was born Sept. 
14, 1703. 

Elizabeth Sutton, daughter of Joseph and wife Parthenia, was 
born Sept. 15, 1703. 

Elizabeth Long, daughter of John and wife Susan, was born Oct 
10, 1703. 

Sarah Cretshington, daughter of Samuel and wife Mary, was 
born Oct. 20, 1703. 

John Perisho, son of James and wife Mary, was born Xov. 4, 

Elizabeth Maudlin, daughter of Ezekiel and wife Hannah, was 
born Nov. 20, 1703. 

Joseph Snowden, son of Thomas and wife Constance, was born 
Dec. 7, 1703. 

Elizabeth Berry, daughter of Edward and wife Mary, was born 
Dec. 26, 1703. 

Sarah Houghton, daughter of Thomas and wife Mary, was born 
Jany. 27, 1704-5. 

John Kent, son of Samuel and wife Jane, was born Apl. 29, 1704. 

Sarah Rose, daughter of Richard and wife Elizabeth, was born 
June 6, 1704. 

Samuel Stepney, son of John and wife Marcy, was born June 11, 

James Beesley, son of Erancis and wife Mary, was born Aug. 5, 

Thomas Hawkins, son of John and wife Mary, was born Aug. 10, 

Constance Rutter, daughter of John and wife Margaret, was born 
Oct. 5, 1704. 

John Stevens, son of William and wife Mary, was born Dec. 20, 

Hannah Sutton, daughter of Joseph, Jr., and wife Bennett, was 
born Jany. 6, 1705-6. 

Sarah Wells, daughter of Francis and wife Elizabeth, was born 
Jany. 27, 1705-6. 

Samuel Herst, son of Samuel and wife Jane, was bcrn Jany. 29, 

Joseph Albertson, son of Peter and wife Anne, was born Feby. 5, 



Bieths., Deaths and Mareiages ra Berkeley. 

John Old, son of John and wife Susan, was born Feby. 22, 1705-6. 

Zackery Chancey, son of Edward and wife Sarah, was born Apl. 2 > 

Jonathan Bateman, ' son of Jonathan and wife Elizabeth, was 
born May 2, 1705. 

Anne Davenport, daughter of John and wife Anne, was born May 
5, 1705. 

George Fletcher, son of Ralph and wife Jane, was born June 15, 

Priscilla Tomes, daughter of Francis and wife Margaret, was born 
July 15, 1705. 

Elizabeth Arnold, daughter of John and wife Mary, was born 
July 22, 1705. 

Joseph Pierce, son of Thomas and wife Mary, was born July 26, 

Joshua Moore, son of William and wife Elizabeth, was born Aug.. 

5, 1705. 

Parthenia Sutton, daughter of Joseph and wife Parthenia, was 
born Aug. 8, 1705. 

Sarah Hall, .daughter of William and wife Ann, was born Aug. 
25, 1705. 

Mary Duke, daughter of John and wife Alice, was born Aug. 26, 

Thomas Harvey, son of Thomas and wife Margaret, was born 
Sept. 22, 1705. 

John Morgan, son of John and wife Mary, was bom Oct. 13, 1705. 

Sarah Eggerton, daughter of Patrick Eggerton and wife Mary, 
was born Oct. 13, 1705. 

Elizabeth Barnes, daughter of Jeremiah and wife Mary, was born 
Oct. 17, 1705. 

Thomas lS T orcom, son of John and wife Elizabeth, was born Dec. 

6, 1705. 

Rebecca Pritlow, daughter of John and wife Elizabeth, was born 
Dec. 10, 1705. 

John Charles, son of Samuel and wife Elizabeth, was born Dec. 
22, 1705. 

Mary Wollard, daughter of Richard and wife Jane, was born Jan. 
19, 1706-7. 

Francis Wells, son of Francis and wife Elizabeth, was born Jan. 
30, 1706-7. 

Samuel Bond, son of Samuel and wife Elizabeth, was born April 
25, 1706. 

Sarah Maudlin, daughter of Ezekiel and wife Hannah, was born 
April 28, 1706. 


Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 377 

Samuel Bartlett, son of William and wife Anne, was born May 
18, 170G. 

Hannah Tomes, daughter of Joshua and wife Sarah, was born 
June 6, 1706. 

Anthony Haskitt, son of Anthony, Jr., and wife , was born, 

June 10, 1706. 

Richard Morley, son of John and wife Eliz. Fitz Garratt, was 
born June 22, 1706. 

Samuel Frothington, son of Samuel and wife Mary, was born 
Sept. 27, 1706. 

Elizabeth Anderson, daughter of James and wife Deborah, was 
born Oct, 6, 1706. 

Sarah Albertson, daughter of Nathaniel and wife Abigail, was 
born Nov, 2, 1706. . 

Samuel Phelps, son of Samuel and wife Hannah, was born Nov. 
17, 1706. 

Rebekah Snowden, daughter of Thomas and wife Constance, was 
born Nov. 23, 1706. 

Matthew Houghton, son of Thomas and wife . Mary, was born 
April 29, 1707. 

John Snowden, son of Thomas and wife Tomsen, was born July 
29, 1707. 

Margaret Tomes, daughter of Francis and wife Margaret, was 
born Dec. 5, 1707. 

Elizabeth Old, daughter of John and wife Susannah, was born 
Dec. 20, 1707. 

Samuel Moore, son of William and wife Elizabeth, was born 
Dec. 23, 1707. 

John Sutton (son of Joseph and wife Benet) was born Dec. 23, 

Robert Beasley (son of Francis and wife Mary) was born Dec. 1, 

Rachel Volaway (daughter of John and wife Rachel) was bom 
Feb. 10, 1707-8. 

Margery Jackson (daughter of William and wife Sarah) was born 
Jany. 19, 1707. 

Benjamin Newby ("son of James and wife Sarah) was born Feby. 
'25, 1707. 

James Morgan (son of James and wife Jaen) was born Jany. 17, 

Sarah Sherwood (daughter of David and Jane) was born Nov. 
"22, 1706. 

Sarah Gordin (daughter of George & wife Frances) was born 
-Jany. 19, 1698. 

378 Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 

Elizabeth Gording (Gordon), daughter of George and wife Fran- 
ces, was born J any. 19, 1700. 

Margaret Gording, daughter of George and wife Frances, was 
born Apl. 15, 1702. 

John Gording, son of George and wife Frances, was born Sept. 

25, 1705. 

Criston Mary Gording, daughter of George and wife Frances, 
was born Dec. 13, 1707. 

Jenkins Lewis, son of Edward, was 10 yrs old Dec. 10, 1707. 

Edward Lewis, son of Edward and wife Ruth, was 5 yrs old Feby. 
9, 1707. 

Vesty Lewis, son of Edward and wife Ruth, was 5 yrs old Feby. 
23, 1707. 

"William Lewis, son of Edward and wife Ruth, was 3 yrs old Mch. 

26, 1708. 

Josiah Boge," son of William and wife Eleanor, was born Mch. 
'21, 1704-5. 

William Passons, son of Samuel and wife Elizabeth, was born 
Dec. 28, 1707-8. 

Anne Townsen, daughter of John and wife Elisa, was born Apl. 
17, 1708. 

Ann Albertsen, daughter of Peter and wife Ann, was born Aug. 
4, 1708. 

Mary Albertsen, daughter of Peter and wife Ann, was born Mch. 
12, 1710. 

Patience Albertsen, daughter of Peter and wife Ann, was born 
Dec. 5, 1711. 

Hannah Albertsen, daughter of Peter and wife Ann, was born 
June 15, 1715. 

Anne Albertsen, daughter of Peter and wife Ann, was born Aug. 
4, 1718. 

Martha Albertsen, daughter of Peter and wife Ann, was born 
Aug. 15, 1721. 

Aaron Albertson and Ann Gilbert were married July 10, 1729. 

Nathaniel Albertson, son of Aaron and wife Ann Gilbert, was 
born Aug. 19, 1733. 

Elizabeth Anderson, daughter of John and wife Elizabeth, was 
born Dec. 17, 1722. 

Joseph Anderson, son of John and wife Elizabeth, was born Feby. 
29, 1724. 

Jean Anderson, daughter of John and wife Elizabeth, was born 
May 9, 1726. . 

Samuel Anderson,' son of John and wife Elizabeth, was born 
Mch. 22, 1733. 



Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 379 

John Anderson, son of John and wife Elizabeth, was born May 
5, 1735. 

Abigail Anderson, daughter of John and wife Elizabeth, was 
born Apl. 11, 1736. 

Mark Anderson, son of and wife Susannah, was born 

Nov. 18, 1755. 

Margaret Asbell, daughter of Martin and wife Hannah, was born 
Sept. 23, 1717. 

Ann Asbell, daughter of Martin and wife Hannah, was born July 

18, 1734. 
Joseph Arnold, son of Lawrence and wife Sarah, was born Nov. 

19, 1745. 
Jane Arnold, daughter of Lawrence and wife Sarah, was born 

Feby. 7, 1747. 

James Avery, son of Robert and wife Ruth, born Dec. 30, 1750. 
• John Avery, son of Robert and wife Ruth, born Mch. 25, 1753. 

Sarah Avery, daughter of Robert and wife Ruth, was born Apl. 
8, 1755. 

Elizabeth Avery, daughter of Robert and wife Ruth, was born 
June 8, 1758. 

Thomas Bagley, son of Thomas and wife Susannah, was born 
Mch. 12, 1712. 

Joseph Barber, son of William and wife Dorcas, was born July " 
10, 1734. 

Wiliam Barber, son of Moses and wife Elizabeth, was born Eeby. 

22, 1755. 

Jeremiah Barnes, son of John and wife Anne, born May 13, 1724. 
Ann Barnes, daughter of John and wife Ann, born Aug. 11, 1735. 
Jeane Barnes, daughter of Jeremiah and wife Sarah, was born . 
Sept. 27, 1737. 

Jacob Barnes, son of Jeremiah and wife Sarah, was born Dec. 

23, 1739. 

Elizabeth Barrow was born Apl. 3, 1710. 

John Barrow was born Oct. 20, 1713. 

Mary Barrow was born Jany., 1716. 

Sarah Barrow, daughter of John and wife Sarah, was born Aug. 
8, 1712. 

Rebekah Barrow, daughter of John and wife Sarah, was born 
June 12, 1714. 

Sarah Barrow, daughter of Joseph and wife Jeane, was born Dec. 

29, 1720. 
Joseph Barrow, son of Joseph and wife Jean, born Apl. 6, 1724. 
John Barrow, son of Joseph and wife Sarah, was born Jany. 

30, 1730. 



Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 

Orpha . Barrow, daughter of Joseph and wife Sarah, was born 
June 20, 1735. 

John Bartlett, son of John and wife Ann, was born May 13, 1724. % 

Ann Bartlett, daughter of John and wife Ann, was born Dec. 
16, 1725. 

John Bateman and Miriam Perisho were married July 2, 1767. 

Mary Bateman, daughter of John and wife Miriam, was born 
Oct. 26, 1768. 

Elizabeth Bedgood, daughter of, William and wife Ann, was born | 
Oct. 18, 1743. 

Mary Bishop, daughter of John and wife Hannah, was born 
Mar. 18, 1738-9. 

Thomas Blitchenden, son of Thomas and wife Mary, was born :"-, 
Sept. 15, 1715. 

Sarah Blitchenden, daughter of Thomas and wife Mary, was born I 
Jany. 14, 1716-17. 

John Blitchenden, son of Thomas and wife Mary, was born Oct i 
23, 1718. ' ... 

"William Blitchenden, son of Thomas and wife Mary, was born 
Jany. 23, 1720. 

Thomas Blitchenden, son of William and wife Zilpha, was born * 
Oct. 28, 1746. 

Lucy Blitchenden, daughter of William and wife Zilpha, was., 
born July 2, 1748. 

Sarah Blitchenden, daughter of William and wife Zilpha, was 
born Feby. 21, 1750. 

Mariam Bogue, daughter of William and wife Ellener, was born | 
Mch. 11, 1716-17. 

James Boswell, son of Thomas and wife Ann, was born Jany. -| 
9, 1712-13. 

Joshua Boswell, son of Thomas and wife Ann, born Dec. 5, 1715. | 

John Briggs, son of Thomas and wife Mary, born Feby. 12, 1753. %| 

Mary Briggs, daughter of Thomas and wife Marv, was born Jany. J 
2, 1757. 

Sarah Buffkin, daughter of Ralph and wife Marv, was born Feby. 
2, 1725. 

Elizabeth Calloway, daughter of Joshua and wife Elizabeth, Ava§ 
born Apl. 13, 1716. 

Anne Calloway, daughter of Joshua and wife Elizabeth, was born 
Feby. 26, 1718-19. 

Samuel Calloway, son of Joshua and wife Elizabeth, was born 
Feby. 5, 1731-2. 

Mary Calloway, daughter of Caleb and wife Alice, was born Dec. s 
20, 1739. 




Bieths, Deaths akd Maeeiages in Beekeley. 381 


Caleb Calloway, son of Caleb and wife Alice, was born April 22, 

Elizabeth Calloway, daughter of John and wife Johanna, was born 
Dec. 31, 1750. 

Zebulon Calloway, son of John and wife Johanna, was born Oct. 
19, 1752. 

Joseph Calloway, son of John and wife Johanna, was born Dec. 
2, 1757. 

Zipporah Calloway, daughter of John and wife Johanna, was born 
Jany. 10, 1761. 

Sarah Calloway, daughter of John and wife Johanna, was born 
Apl. 20, 1766. 

Samuel Charles and Hannah Davis were married Oct. 7, 1722. 

Hannah Charles, daughter of Samuel and wife Hannah, was 
born Dec. 5, 1723. 

William Charles, son of John and wife Mary, born May 27, 1738. 

Zachery Chancey and Bebecca Britlow were married Jany. 10, 

John Chancey, son of Zachery and wife Bebecca, was born Mch. 
17, 1728-29. 

Bachel Cheaston, daughter of Bichard and wife Elizabeth, was 
born Sept. 8, 1726. 

Bichard Cheaston, son of Bichard and wife Elizabeth, was born 
Feby. 27, 1727-8. 

Elizabeth Cheaston, daughter of Bichard and wife Elizabeth, was 
born Apl. 7, 1730. 

Mary Cheaston, daughter of Bichard and wife Elizabeth, was 
born Feby. 27, 1731-2. 

Joseph Cheaston, son of Bichard and wife Elizabeth, was born 
May 6, 1735. 

Elizabeth Croxson, was born Dec. 3, 1717. 

Sarah Croxson, daughter of Arthur and wife Barbara, was born 
Feby. 26, 1720-21. 
\ Nicholas Colley, son of Smith and wife Mary, was born Dec. 

15, 1732. 

Gabriel Cosand and Abigail Albertson were married July 9, 1755. 

Aaron Cosand, son of Gabriel and wife Abigail, was born May 
1st, 1756. 

Sarah Cosand, daughter of Gabriel and wife Abigail, was born 
Oct. 7, 1758. 

Abigail Cosand, daughter of Gabriel and wife Abigail, was born 
Oct, 15, 1762. 

Gabriel Cosand, son of Gabriel and wife Abigail, was born Apl. 
6, 1765. 



Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 

John Cosand, son of Gabriel and wife Abigail, was born Nov. 
14, 1767. 

Benjamin Cosand, son of Gabriel and wife Abigail, was born 
Feby. 7, 1774. 

Josiah Cotten and Elizabeth Skinner were married Apl. 23, 1777. 

Penelope Cotten, daughter of Josiah and wife Elizabeth, was born 
Feby. 7, 1778. 

Nancy Cotten, daughter of Josiah and wife Elizabeth, Avas born 
Aug. 8, 1779. 

Do]lv Cotten, daughter of Josiah and wife Elizabeth, was born 
Dec. 11, 1780. 

Josiah Cotten died June 8, 1781. 

Elizabeth Creecy, daughter of John and wife Mary, was born 
Oct. 19; 1740. . 

Sarah Creecy, daughter of John and wife Mary, was born July 
27, 1743. 

Joseph Creecy and Penelope Skinner were married Mch. 7, 1780. 

Miles Skinner Creecy, son of Joseph and wife Penelope, was born | 
Apl. 30, 1781. 

William Creecv, son of Joseph and wife Penelope, was born Feby. | 
3, 1783. 

Joseph Creecy died Apl. 9, 1783. 

Lemuel Creecy and Mrs. Penelope Creecy (widow of Joseph) J 
were married Mch. 28, 1784. 

Maxmillian Creecy, son of Lemuel and wife Penelope, was born 
Feby. 10, 1786, and died Sept, 3, 1786. 

Joshua Skinner Creecy, son of Lemuel and wife Penelope, was | 
born Jany. 24, 1788. 

Anne Davenport, daughter of John and wife Ann, was born Mav ! 
5, 1705. 

Richard Davies and Sarah Albertson were married Oct. 31, 1723. 

Joshua Davies, son of Richard and wife Sarah, was born Dec. 14, 

Alice Davies, daughter of Richard and wife Sarah, was born Aug. | 
28th, 1726. 

Abigail Davies, daughter of Richard and wife Sarah, was born 
Feby. 14th, 1728. 

Ann Denman, daughter of Charles and wife Sarah, was born 
Feby. 5, 1713. 

Christopher Denman, son of Charles and wife Sarah, was born 
Sept. 30, 1717. 

Sarah Denman, daughter of Charles and wife Sarah, was born 
Oct. 2, 1719. 

Charles Denman and Rebecca Tomes were married Mch. 24, 1737. 



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Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 


Ralph Doe and Charity Sherwood were married June 19, 1734. 

Jacob Doe, son of Ralph and wife Charity, was born Apl. 18, 1736. 

Jane Doe, daughter of Ralph and wife Charity, was born June 
IS, 1738. 

James Doe, son of Ralph and wife Charity, was born Oct. 4, 1741. 

Jeremiah Doe, son of Ralph and wife Charity, born Apl. 24, 1745. 

Hannah Dowers, daughter of William and wife Hannah, was 
born Feby. 11, 1717-18. 

John Durant, son of George and wife Hagar (nee Crisp), was 
born July 8, 1714. 

John Durant, son of George and wife Hagar, (nee Crisp), died 
Oct. 8, 1721. 

Ann Durant, daughter of George and wife Hagar, was born Sept. 
13, 1716. 

Mary and Sarah Durant, children of George and wife Hagar, 
were born Dec. 2, 1718. 

Elizabeth Durant, daughter of George and wife Hagar, was born 
Mch. 12, 1720. 

George Durant, son of George and wife Hagar, was born Aug. 
20, 1723. 

Mary Egerton, da\ighter of "William and wife Elizabeth, was born 
July 18, 1727. 

Hange Elliott, son of Caleb and wife Mary, was born Aug. 6, 1735. 

Penina Elliott, daughter of Caleb and wife Mary, was born Nov. 
S, 1740. 

Solomon Elliott, son of Caleb and wife Mary, born Aug. 20, 1743. 

Mariam Elliott, daughter of Caleb and wife Mary, was born Feby. 

Joshua Elliott, son of Joshua and wife Anne, was born Mch. 
24, 1740. 

Keziah Elliott, daughter of Ephraim and wife Sarah, was born 
Kov. 20, 1752. 

Sarah Evans, daughter of Jonathan and wife Mary, was born 
Feby. 26, 1717-18. 

Joshua Fletcher, son of Ralph and wife Jean, born Nov. 5, 1718. 

Ralph Fletcher and Mary Guyer were married Dec. 23, 1728. 

Ralph Fletcher, son of Ralph and wife Mary, born Feby., 1729-30. 

Hannah Foster, daughter of Francis and wife Frances, was born 
Jany. 6, 1715. 

Elizabeth Foster, daughter of Francis and wife Frances, was born 
Apl. 1, 1717. 

Elizabeth Foster, daughter of William and wife Ann, was born 
Jany. 16, 1741-2. 

Samuel Gibson, son of James and wife Mary, born Aug. 8, 1738. 

I ■ 

384 Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 

Thomas Godfrey, son of Thomas and wife Ellener, was born McL 

11, 1724-5. 

Joseph Godfrey, son of Thomas and wife Ellener, was born Feby. 
14, 1726-7. 

Samuel Hall, son of William, was born Jany. 21, 1712. 

Ann Hall, daughter of William and wife Mary, was born Oct. 

20, 1725. 

Henry Hall, son of Edward and wife Rachel, was born May 
14, 1754. 

Edward Hall, son of Edward and wife Kachel, was born Aug. 
17, 1755. 

Mary Hall, daughter of Edward and wife Rachel, was born Jany. 
7, 1757. 

Rachel Harmon, daughter of John and wife Susanna, was born 
Oct. 25, 1736. 

Robert Harmon, son of John and wife Susanna, was born Apl. 

21, 1743. 

Ann Harmon, daughter of John and wife Susanna, was born Dec. 
28, 1745. 

Susanna JIarmon, daughter of John and wife Susanna, was born 
Jan. 13, 1748. 

Jemima Harmon, daughter of John and wife Susanna, was born 
Oct. 28, 1750, 

Rosannah Harmon, daughter of John and wife Susanna, was born 
Mch. 11, 1753. 

Stephen Harmon, son of Robert and wife Elizabeth, was born 
Apl. 13, 1749. 

Thomas Harmon, son of Robert and wife Elizabeth, was born 
Jany. 21, 1752. 

Mary Harmon, daughter of Robert and wife Elizabeth, was born 
Apl. 20, 1754. 

Robert Harmon, son of Caleb and wife Mary, born Feby. IS, 1760. 

James Harmon, son of Caleb and wife Mary, born Jany. 4, 1762. 

Orpah Harmon, daughter of Caleb and wife Mary, was born , 

12, 1763. 

Caleb Harmon, son of Caleb and wife Elizabeth, born June 30, 

Daniel Harmon, son of Richard and wife Margaret, was born 
Oct. 9, 1735. 

Thomas Harvey, son of Col. Thomas and wife Elizabeth, was born 
Dec. 11, 1724. 

Benjamin Harvey, son of Col. Thomas and wife Elizabeth, was 
born Apl. 4, 1727. 


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Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 



Miles Harvey, son of Col. Thomas and wife Elizabeth, was born 
Dec. 17, 1728. 

Thomas Harvey, son of John and wife Mary, born July 31, 1746. 

John Harvey, son of John and wife Mary, born Oct. 3, 1717. 

Benjamin Harvev, son of John and wife Mary, was born Eeby. 17, 
1749. Died Aug. 2, 1750. 

James Harvey, son of John and wife Mary, born Jany. 6, 1751. 

Miles Harvey, son of John and wife Mary, born Dee. 2, 1753. 

Edward Harvey, son of John and wife Mary, born Jany. 2, 1756>. 

Henry Harvey, son of John and wife Mary, born May 7, 1758. 

Elizabeth Harvey, daughter of John and wife Marv, was born 
May 14, 1760. 

Richard Harvey, son of John and wife Marv, was born Mch. 

23, 1762. 

Joseph Harvey, son of John and wife Mary, born Aug. 11, 1776. 

.Charles Worth Harvey, son of John and wife Sarah, was born 
July 15, 1770. 

Elizabeth Harvey, daughter of John and wife Sarah, was born 
July 20, 1773. 

Ann Harvev, daughter of John and wife Sarah, was born June 
6, 1775. 

Elizabeth Harvey, daughter of Miles and wife Elizabeth, was 
born Nov. 12, 1752. 

Benjamin Harvev, son of Miles and wife Elizabeth, was born 
Sept, 21, 1754. 

Miles Harvey, son of Miles and wife Elizabeth, was, born Eeby. 
14, 1757. 

Ann Harvey, daughter of Miles and wife Elizabeth, was born 
Nov. 22, 1766. 

Albridgton Harvey, son of Miles and wife Elizabeth, was born 
Apl. 26, 1768. 

Agatha Harvey, daughter of Miles and second wife Elizabeth, was 
born Mch. 27, 1772. 

William Harvey, son of Benjamin and wife Juliana, was bora 
May 1, 1753. 

Thomas and Benjamin Harvey, children of Benjamin and wife 
Juliana, were born Eeby. 10, 1755. 

John Harvey, son of Benjamin and wife Juliana, was born Nov. 
20, 1758. 

Joseph Harvev, son of Benjamin and wife Juliana, was born Oct. 

24, 1760. 

Martha Harvey, daughter of Benjamin and wife Juliana, was 
born Dec. 10, 1763. 





Births, Deaths asd Marriages in Berkeley. 

George Augustus Harvev, son of Benjamin and wife Juliana, was 
born Dec. 29, 1765. 

Thomas Harvey (son of Benjamin) and Agatha Jones, daugh- 
ter of Allbrighton Jones, of Southampton, Va., were married May 
25, 1773. 

Sarah Harvev, daughter of Thomas and wife Mary, was born [ 
Eeby. 20, 1767. 

John Harvey, son of Thomas and wife Mary, born July 22, 1768. ' 

Charles Worth Harvev, son of Thomas and wife Mary, was born 
Eeby. 26, 1770. 

Mary Harvey, daughter of Thomas and wife Mary, was born Dec. 
13, 1771. 

Margaret Harvey, daughter of Thomas and wife Mary, was born 
Dec. 10, 1774. 

James Harvey and Ann Blount, daughter of Jacob, of Craven 
County, were married Apl. 5, 1774. 

Joseph Haskett, son of Anthony and wife Hannah, was born Feby. 
16, 1724-5. 

Anthony Hatch and Elizabeth Dickerson were married June 12, 

Joy Hatch, son of Anthonv and wife Elizabeth, was born Apl. 
11, 1736. 

Elizabeth Hatch, daughter of Anthony and wife Elizabeth, was 
born Jany. 27, 1737-8. 

Solomon Hendrix, son of Thomas and Elizabeth, was born July 
3, 1759. 

William Hill, son of Jacob and wife Elizabeth, was born Aug. 
29, 1721. 

Hannah Hill, daughter of Jacob adn wife Elizabeth, was born 
Eeby. 5, 1723. 

Jacob Hill, son of Jacob and wife Elizabeth, born May 29, 1724. 

Peter Hines, son of John and wife Hannah, born Aug. 7, 1755. 

Ann Holloway, daughter of Thomas and wife Mary, was born 1 
July 23, 1717. 

Mary Holloway, daughter of Thomas and wife Mary, was born 
Nov. 13, 1719. 

Sarah Holloway, daughter of Thomas and wife Mary, was born 
Oct. 21, 1721. 

Rachel Holloway, daughter of Thomas and wife Mary, was born 
Jany. 27, 1723-4. 

Oporasia Holloway, daughter of Thomas and wife Mary, was born 
Mch. 21, 1725. 

Thomas Holloway, son of Thomas and wife Mary, was born July 
18, 1728. 

Berths, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 387 

John Hollo-way, son of Thomas and wife Mary, was horn N~ov. 
28, 1731. 

Elizabeth Jackson, daughter of William, was born Sept. 15, 1711. 

Margery Jackson, daughter of — and wife Mary, was born 

Jany. 2, 1718. 

Susannah Jackson, daughter of and wife Mary, was born 

Aug. 7, 1723. 

Parthenia Jackson, daughter of William and wife Margaret, was 
born Apl. 10, 1719. 

Moses Jackson, son of William and wife Mary, born Dec. 28, 1720. 

Aaron Jackson, son of William and wife Marv, was born Febv. 

23, 1723. 
Ruth Jackson, daughter of William and wife Mary, was born 

June 14, 1727. 

Priscilla Jackson, daughter of William and wife Mary, was born 
Noy. 8, 1729. 

Ann Jannet, daughter of Abraham and wife Mary, was born Aug. 
13, 1729. 

James Johnson, son of John and wife Mary, born June 22, 1726. 

Joshua Johnson, son of John and wife Mary, born Apl. 14, 1729. 

Jones, son of Peter and wife Mary, was born Aug. 24, 1723. 

Peter Jones, son of Peter and Avife Mary, was born Mch. 27, 1726. 

Mary Jones, daughter of Peter and wife Mary, was born June 

24, 1727. 
Isaac Jones, son of Peter and wife Mary, born Mch. 29, 1733. 
Thomas Jones, son of Peter and wife Mary, born Jany T 14, 1735. 
Zachariah Jones, son of Peter, Jr., and wife Mary, was born TSTov. 

25, 1740. 
Mahalv Jones, daughter of Peter ,Jr., and wife Mary, was born 

Oct. 1, 1745. 

William Jones, son of William and wife Priscilla, was born Apl. 
27, 1732. 

Elizabeth Jones, daughter of Thomas and wife Sarah, was born 
Dec. 26, 1730. 

John Kinvon, son of Roger and wife Elizabeth, was born Aug. 
8, 1724. 

Ann Knox, daughter of Andrew and wife Christian, was born 
July 16, 1755. 

Sarah Knox, daughter of Andrew and wife Christian, was born 
Oct. 20_, 1757. 

William Lacev, son of William and wife Mary, was born June 
2, 1727. 

William Lay den, son of Francis and wife Elizabeth, was born 
Aug. 12, 1713. 





Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 

Mary Layden, daughter of Francis and wife Elizabeth, was born 
Feby. 1, 1715-16. 

Francis Layden, son of Francis and wife Elizabeth, was born 
Oct. 26, 1719. 

Cornelius Leary, son of Richard and wife Sarah, was born May 
21, 1710. 

Thomas Leary, son of Richard and wife Sarah, was born Apl. 
12, 1712. 

Richard Leary, son of Richard and wife Sarah, was born Febv. 
28, 1713-14. 

John Leary, son of Richard and wife Sarah, born Sept. 2, 1718. 

Sarah and James Leary, children of Richard and wife Sarah, were 
born Oct. 17, 1721. 

William and Mary Leary, children of Richard and wife Sarah, 
were born Aug. 29, 1724. 

Sarah Long, daughter of Wm. and wife Mary, born Nov,, 1720. 

Thomas Long, son of William and wife Mary, born Nov. 5, 1723. 

William Long, son of William and wife Mary, born Aug. 20, 1725. 

Joshua Long, son of William and wife Ann, born Nov. 30, 1733. 

Thomas Long, son of William and wife Ann, born, Sept. 23, 1736. 

Elizabeth Long, daughter of William and wife Ann, was bom 
Dec. 13, 1742. 

James Long, son of William and wife Ann, born Mch. 3, 1745. 

Thomas Long, son of William and wife Ann, was born Feby. 22, 

Reubin Long, son of William and wife Ann, born Apl. 17, 1752. 

John Man, son of William and wife Matthew, was born Janv. 
8, 1723. 

Mary -Man, daughter of William and wife Matthew, was born 
Sept. 4, 1727. 

Ann Man, daughter of William and wife Matthew, was born Sept. 
7, 1729. 

Richard Marker, son of Thomas, was born Feby. 4, 1710. • 

John Maudlin, son of Edward and wife Mary, was born May 

26, 1718. 

William Maudlin, son of Edward and wife Mary, was born Feby. 

27, 1721-2. 

Jeremiah Maudlin, son of Ezekiel and wife Hannah, was born 
Aug. 21, 1725. • 

Joshua Maudlin, son of Ezekiel and wife Hannah, was born Apl. 
19, 1727. 

Edward Maudlin, son of Ezekiel and wife Hannah, was born Apl. 
7, 1735. 



Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 


Elizabeth Maudlin, daughter of Ezekiel and wife Mary, was born 
July 13, 1738. 

Sarah Maudlin, daughter of Ezekiel and wife Mary, was born 
Mch. 20, 1741-2. 

Joseph and Mary Maudlin, children of John and wife Hannah, 
were born Jany. 26, 1742-3. 

John Maudlin, son of John and wife Hannah,' born Mch. 1, 1745. 

Josiah Middleton, son of William and wife Sarah, was born Mch. 
30, 1754. 

Hezekiah Moore, son of William and wife Elizabeth, was born 
Nov. 24, 1718. 

James Moore, son of Robert and wife Hannah, born Oct. 23, 1717. 

Martha Moore daughter of Robert and wife Hannah, was born 
Mch. 26, 1726-7. 

Robert Moore, son of Robert and wife Hannah, was born Mch. 
29,. 1729. 

Charles Moore, son of John and wife Ann, born Sept. 30, 1732. 

Priscilla Moore, daughter of John and wife Ann, was born Feby. 
6, 1734-5. 

Hezekiah Moore, son of William and wife Martha, was born July 
9, 1734. 

Marv Moore, daughter of Samuel and wife Mary, was born Julv 
11, 1739. 

Ann Moore, daughter of Charles and wife Sarah, was born Oct. 

22, 1756. 

Isaac Moore, son of Charles and wife Sarah, born Nov. 3, 1757. 

Rebecca Morgan, daughter of James and wife Hannah, was born 
May 28, 1739. 

Elizabeth Morgan, daughter of James and wife Ann, was born 
Sept. 30, 1739. 

Seth Morgan, son of James and wife Ann, born Sept. 16, 1740. 

Joseph Morgan, son of and wife Mary, born July 14, 1741. 

Abraham Mullen, son of Isaac and wife Elizabeth, was born Jany. 
28, 1736. 

Isaac Mullen, son of Joseph and wife Elizabeth, was born Eeby. 
27, 1762. 

Miriam Murdaugh, daughter of John and wife Sarah, was born 
Jany. 21, 1753. 

Joseph Murdaugh, son of John and wife Sarah, was born Dec. 
9, 1755. 

Marv Murdaugh, daughter of John and wife Sarah, was born 
Aug. 1, 1758. 

Lemuel Murdaugh, son of John and wife Sarah, was born Apl. 

23, 1760. 


Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 

John Murdaugh, son of John and wife Sarah, was born Aug. 

15, 1762. 
Francis Newby and Huldah Honeycut were married Feb. 9, 1723. 
Robert Newby, son of Francis and wife Huldah, was born Apl. 

16, 1724. 

Mark Newby, son of Francis and wife Huldah, was born Mch. 
25, 1726. 

Margaret Newby, daughter of Francis and wife Huldah, was born 
May 29, 1728. 

Mariana ISTewby, daughter of Francis and wife Huldah, was born 
Apl. 20, 1730. 

Joseph Newbv, son of Samuel and wife Elizabeth, was born Aug. 
10, 1741. 

William Newbv, son of Samuel and wife Elizabeth, was born Dec. 
30, 1743. 

Ann ISTewby, daughter of Samuel and wife Elizabeth, was born 
Feby. 5, 1745. 

Gabriel ISTewbv, son of Samuel and wife Elizabeth, was born Feby. 
13, 1747. 

Mary ISTewby, daughter of Samuel and wife Elizabeth,, was born 
Oct. 16, 1749. 

Gideon ISTewby, son of Samuel and wife Elizabeth, was born 
Sept. 15, 1751. 

Elizabeth ISTewby, daughter of Samuel and wife Elizabeth, was 
born Mch. 16, 1756. 

Miriam ISTewby, daughter of Samuel and wife Elizabeth, was born 
Oct. 16, 1757. 

Samuel ISTewby, son of Samuel and wife Elizabeth, was born Mch. 
25, 1761. 

Rebecca ISTixon, daughter of Phineas and wife Mary, . was born 
June 27, 1741. 

Zachariah ISTixon and Elizabeth Nicholson were married June 10, 

Zachariah ISTixon, son of Zachariah and wife Elizabeth, was born 
Dec. 10, 1741. 

Rebecca Nichols, daughter of George and wife Marv, was born 
Oct. 3, 1753. 

Mary Nicholson, daughter of Christopher and wife Mary, was 
born Nov. 1, 1717. 

Ann Nicholson, daughter of Christopher and wife Mary, was 
born Feby. 20, 1719. 

Nathan Nicholson, son of Nathaniel and wife Sarah, was born 
Nov. 22, 1716. 


Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 391 



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Samuel Nicholson, son of Nathaniel and wife Sarah, was born 
Nov. 26, 1722. 

Jonathan Nicholson, son of Nathaniel and wife Sarah, was born 
June 27, 1730. 

Christopher Nicholson, son of Thomas and wife Mary, was born 
Feby. 20, 1733. 

Joseph Nicholson, son of Thomas and wife Mary, was born Apl. 
15, 1736. 

Mariah Nicholson, daughter of Thomas and wife Mary, was born 
May 12, 1738. 

Nicholas Nicholson, son of Thomas and wife Mary, was born 
June 7, 1741. 

Mary Nicholson, daughter of Thomas and wife Mary, was born 
June 3, 1744. 

Caroline Nicholson, daughter of Thomas and wife Mary, was born 
Aug. 21, 1748. 

Margaret Nicholson, daughter of Thomas and wife Mary, was 
born Jany. 1, 1752. 

Thomas Nicholson, son of Thomas and wife Sarah, was .born Feby. 
26, 1774. 

John Overman, sod of Thomas, was born Nov. 3, 1733. 

John Overman and Hannah Scott were married Dec. 10th, 1755. 

Aaron Overman, son of John and wife Hannah, was born Oct. 
2, 1756. 

Sarah Overman, daughter of John and wife Hannah, was born 
June 8, 1759. 

Thomas Overman, son of John and wife Hannah, was born Dec. 
8, 1761. 

Miriam Overman, daughter of John and wife Hannah, was born 
June 1, 1764. 

John Overman, son of John and wife Hannah, was born Feby. 
14, 1767. 

Jesse Overman, son of John and wife Hannah, was born- Aug. 

Mary Overman, daughter of John and wife Hannah, was born 
Nov. 16, 1772. 

John Pagitt, son of James and wife Susannah, was born May 
13, 1722. 

James Pagitt, son of James and wife Susannah, was born Nov. 
26, 1724. 

Elizabeth Pagitt ,daughter of James and wife Susannah, was born 
Meh. 25, 1726. 

Susannah Pagitt, daughter of James and wife Susannah, was 
born Sept. 19, 1729. 



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Bikths, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 

Samuel Pagitt, son of James and wife Susannah, was born Jany. 
25, 1731. 

Prudence Pagitt, daughter of James and wife Susannah, was born 
Aug. 20, 1734. 

Sarah Pagitt, daughter of James and wife Susannah, was born 
May 21, 1737. 

Leah Pagitt, daughter of James and wife Susannah, was born 
June 22, 1740. 

Joab Pagitt, son of James and wife Susannah, born Apl. 4, 1743. 

Ann Parris, daughter of John and wife Margaret, was born Dec 
23, 1707. 

John Parris, son of John and wife Margaret, born Sept. 10, 1710. 

John Parsons, son of Samuel and wife Sarah, was born Nov. 
22, 1723. 

Samuel Parsons, son of Samuel and wife Sarah, was born June 
11, 1726. 

Francis Penrice, son of Francis and wife Elizabeth, was born 
Apl. 16, 1738. 

Samuel Penrice, son of Francis and wife Elizabeth, was born 
July 13, 1741. 

Samuel Penrice, son of Edward and wife Sarah, was born Dec. 

10, 1751. 

Simon Perisho, son of James and wife Sarah, was born Feby. 
20, 1723-4. 

Mary Perisho, daughter of James and wife Sarah, was born Dec. 

11, 1727. 

James Perisho, son of James and wife Sarah, born May 15, 1728. 

Sarah Perisho, daughter of James and wife Sarah, was born Jany. 
5, 1731-2. 

Joseph Perisho, son of James and wife Sarah, was born Jany. 
30, 1735. 

Benjamin Perry and Millicent Reddick were married Dee. 13, 

Mary Perry, daughter of Benjamin and wife Millicent, was born 
Oct. 26, 1786. 

Thomas Perry, son of Benjamin and wife Millicent, was born 
Jany 27, 1789. 

James Perry, son of Benjamin and wife Millicent, was born Aug. 
13, 1792. 

Joseph Perry, son of Benjamin and wife Millicent, was born Dec. 
20, 1796. 

Christian Perry, daughter of Benjamin and wife Millicent. was 
born Dec. 20, 1798. 



Births, Deaths a:nt> Marriages iist Berkeley. 393 

John Phelps, son of Samuel and wife Hannah, was born Jan. 
13, 1716-17. 

Henry Phelps, son of Jonathan and wife Elizabeth, was born 
Mch. 5, 1724-5. 

Elizabeth Phelps, daughter of Jonathan and wife Elizabeth, was 
born Aug. 29, 1728. 

Mary Pierce, daughter of John and wife Sarah, was born Mch. 
11, 1716-17. 

Copeland Pierce, son of John and wife Sarah, was born May 
11, 1719. 

Elizabeth Pierce, daughter of John and wife Sarah, was born 
May 11, 1721. 

Thomas Pierce, son of John and wife Sarah, was born Feby. 
11, 1722-3. 

Hannah Pierce, daughter of John and wife Sarah, was born Mch. 
.25, 1725. 

Thomas Pierce, Jr., and Mary Copeland were married in 1719. 

John Pierce, son of Thomas Jr., and wife Mary, was born Eeby. 
16, 1720. 

Mary Pierce, daughter of Thomas Jr., and wife Mary, was born 
■Sept. 23, 1722. 

Rebecca Pierce, daughter of Joseph and wife Alice, was born 
Eeby. 28, 1729-30. 

Hartwell Pierce, daughter of James and wife Elizabeth, was born 
Jany. 22, 1742-3. 

Miles Pierce, son of James and wife Elizabeth, was born Feby. 
23, 1745-6. 

Florella Pierce, daughter of James and wife Elizabeth, was born 
Jany. 9, 1747-8. 

Fan Pierce, son of James and wife Elizabeth, born May 2, 1750. 

Elizabeth Reddick, daughter of John and wife Margaret, was born 
Apl. 14, 1729. 

Rachel Reddick, daughter of John and wife Margaret, was born 
Feby. 29, 1730-31. 

Thomas Reddick, son of John and wife Margaret, was born Dec. 
15, 1732. 

Sarah Reddick, daughter of John and wife Margaret, was born 
Xov. 12, 1734. 

Joseph Robinson, son of Thomas and wife Sarah, was born Sept 
'14, 1712. 

Thomas Robinson, son of Joseph and wife Mary, was borrrAtig. 
•26, 1739. 

Caseza Rogerson, daughter of Daniel and wife Hannah, was born 
;Sept. 5, 1731. 



Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 


Hezekiah Rogerson, son of Daniel and wife Hannah, was born 
Apl. 14, 1735. 

Elizabeth Sanders, daughter of Abraham and wife Judith, was 
born Dec. 22, 1719. 

Abraham Sanders, son of Abraham and wife Judith, was born 
Dec. 23, 1723. 

Judith Sanders, daughter of Abraham and wife Judith, was born 
Feby. 28, 1725-26. 

John Sanders, son of Abraham and wife Judith, was born July 

John Sanders, son of Richard and wife Hannah, was born July 
28, 1731. 

Elizabeth Sanders, daughter of Richard and wife Hannah, was 
born Apl. 27, 1735. 

Mary Saunders, daughter of John and wife Elizabeth, was born 
Dec. 4, 1760. 

Miriam Saunders, daughter of John and wife Elizabeth, was born 
Apl.'l, 1764. 

John Saunders, son of John and wife Elizabeth, was born Nov. 
4, 1766. 

Sarah Saunders, daughter of John and wife Elizabeth, was born 
Mch. 22, 1769. 

Elizabeth Saunders, daughter of John and wife Elizabeth, was 
born Mch. 21, 1771. 

Rachel Scott, daughter of James and wife Exelpe. was born Feby. 
12, 1738. ' , '., 

Thomas Sharbo and Barbara Leary were married Apl. 9, 1725. 

Jonathan Sharbo, son of Thomas and wife Barbara, was born 
Jany. 1, 1734. 

William Sharbo, son of Thomas and wife Barbara, was born 
July 4, 1738. 

Thomas Sharbo, son of Thomas and wife Elizabeth, was born 
Sept. 30, 1738. 

Elizabeth Sharbo, daughter of Thomas and wife Elizabeth, was 
born Jany. 8, 1740-1. 

David Sherwood and Elizabeth Jones were married Mch. 24, 

Samuel Sherwood, son of David and wife Elizabeth, was bom 
Jany. 31, 1726-7. ' 

Elizabeth Sherwood, daughter of David and wife Elizabeth, was 
born May 22, 1729. 

Mary Sitterson, daughter of James and wife Keziah, was born 
Feby. 7, 1718-19. 

Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 


Anne Sitterson, daughter of James and wife Hannah, was born 
Dec. 19, 1715. 

Mary Sitterson, daughter of James and wife Hannah, was born 
Feby. 18, 1718-19. 

James Sitterson, son of James and wife Hannah, was born Sept. 
16, 1722. 

Samuel Sitterson, son of James and wife Hannah, was born 
Jany. 26, 1724-5. 

Isaac Sitterson, son of James and wife Penina, was born May 
25, 1754. ;j ; 

Rachel Sitterson, daughter of James and wife Penina, was born 
Dec. 26, 1755. 

Hannah Sitterson, daughter of James and wife Mary, was born 
Mch. 25, 1859. 

Mary Sitterson, daughter of James and wife Mary, was born 
Jany. 11, 1761. 

Ann Sitterson, daughter of James and wife Mary, was born Apl. 
13, 1763. 

Sarah Sitterson, daughter of James and wife. Mary, was born 
July 9, 1766. 

James Sitterson, son of James Sr., and wife Hannah, died Feby. 
8, 1768. 

William Simmons, son of George and wife Susanna, was born 
Jany. 5, 1715-16. 

George Simmons, son of William and wife Martha, was born 
Mch. 25, 1739. 

James Skinner, son of Richard and wife Sarah, was born Dec. 
5, 1715. 

Samuel and Richard Skinner, sons of Richard and wife Sarah, 
was born Jan'y 15, 1717. 

Evens Skinner, son of Richard and wife Sarah, was born March 
15, 1719. 

Joseph Skinner, son of Richard and wife Sarah, was born Oct. 
11, 1722. 

Joshua Skinner, son of Richard and wife Sarah, was born July 
24, 1724. 

Jonathan Skinner, son of Richard and wife Sarah, was born Sept. 
13, 1726. 

John Skinner, son of Richard and wife Sarah, was born Jan'y 
-16, 1730-1. 

Jeremiah Skinner, son of James and wife Mary, was born Apl. 
29, 1737. *| 

Zach Skinner, son of James and wife Mary, was born Nov. 6, 



Bieths, Deaths and Marriages is Berkeley. 

Sarah Skinner, daughter of James and Avife Mary, was born July 

3, 1741. 

Mary Skinner, wife of James Skinner and daughter 'of John 
Peirce, died Sept. 30, 1741. 

Joshua Skinner and Sarah Creecy were married Jan'y 22, 1745. 
Joseph Skinner, son of Joshua and wife Sarah, was born Feb'y 

4, 1747. 

Sarah Skinner, daughter of Joshua and wife Sarah, was born A pi. 

17, 1751. 

Joshua Skinner, son of Joshua and wife Sarah, was born Oct. 31, 

Elizabeth Skinner, daughter of Joshua and wife Sarah, was born 
July 5, 1755. 

Mary Skinner, daughter of Joshua and wife Sarah, was born 
Feb'y 19, 1757. 

, John Skinner, son of Joshua and wife Sarah, was born Oct. 
7, 1760. ■ , 

John Skinner and Mary Creecy were married June 15, 1780. 

Lemuel Skinner, son of John and wife Mary,' was born .Tune 
13, 1781. 

Mary Skinner, wife of John and daughter of Levi Creecy, of 
Chowan county, died Jan'y 5, 1782. 

Joshua Skinner and Martha Ann Blount were married March 
7, 1780. 

Joseph Blount Skinner, son of Joshua and wife Martha A., was 
born Jan'y 18, 1781. 

Mary Skinner, daughter of Joshua and wife Martha A., was born 
Aug. 22, 1782. 

Charles Worth Skinner, son of Joshua and wife Martha A., was 
born Jan'y 26, 1784. 

Thomas Smith, son of James and wife Susannah, was born Dec. 
23, 1721. 

James Smith, son of James and wife Susannah, was born Feb'y 
23, 1723-4. 

Michele Smith, son of James and wife Susannah, was born Aug. 
23, 1727. 

John Smith, son of James and wife Susannah, was born Jan'y 

23, 1729-30. 

Thomas Snoden, son of Thomas and wife Tomsen, was born Apl. 

18, 1711. 

Willis Snoden, son of Thomas and wife Tomsen, was born Dec. 

24, 1713. 

Joseph Snoden, son of Thomas and wife Tomsen, was born Jan'y 
24, 1715-16. 

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Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 397 

Samuel Snoden, son of Thomas and wife Tomsen, was born Feb'y 
6, 1720-1. 

Solomon Snowden, son of Thomas and wife Tomsen, was born 
Aug. 26, 1724. 

Lemuel Snowden, son of Thomas and wife Tomzen, was born 
Feb'y 26, 1726-7. 

Mary Standin, daughter of Lemuel and wife Sarab, was born 
March 25, 1729. 

Samuel Standin, son of Samuel and wife Sarah, was born June 
25, 1736. 

William Standin, son of Samuel and wife Sarah, was born July 
25, 1743. 

Edward Standin, son of Samuel and wife Sarah, was born July 
25, 1743. 

Penelope Standin, daughter of Samuel and wife Sarah, was born 
Dec. 19, 1747. 

William Steward, son of Joseph and wife Rebecca, was born 
July 5, 1734. 

John Stevens, son of William and wife Sarah, was born Dec. 20, 

John Stevens and Mrs. Parthenia ' Sutton were married March 

17, 1726. 

William Stevens, son of John and wife Parthenia, was born Sept. 
9, 1727. 

John Stevens, son of John and wife Parthenia, was born Dec. 
15, 1729. 

John Stone, son of John and wife Mary, was born Men. 15, 1725. 

Samuel Sumner, son of Richard and wife Sarah, was born Jan'y 
19, 1717. 

Richard Sumner, son of Richard and wife Sarah, was born Jan'y 

19, 1717. 

Sarab Sutton, daughter of Joseph was born Oct. 10, 1711. 

William Sutton, son of Richard and wife Mary, was born Mcb. 5, 

Richard Sutton, son of Richard and wife Mary, was born Dec. 
9, 1722. 

Mary Sutton, daughter of Richard and wife Mary, was born 
June 23, 1726. 

Elizabeth Sutton, daughter of Richard and wife Mary was born 
Mch. 2, 1728-9. 

Sarah Sutton, daughter of Richard and wife Mary, was born Dec. 

20, 1730. 

Mary Sutton, daughter of George and wife Mary, was bom A pi. 

18, 1725. 


Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 

Joseph Sutton, son of George and wife Mary, was born Ami. 9, 

Joseph Sutton, son of Nathaniel and wife Elizabeth, was horn 
Aug. 21, .1727. 

Deborah Sutton, daughter of Nathaniel and wife Elizabeth, was 
born March 13, 1729-30. 

Joseph Sutton and Mrs. Rachel Lee were married J any. 11, 

Elizabeth Sutton, daughter of Joseph and wife Rachel, was born ; 
Eeb'y 5, 1737-8. 

George Sutton, son of Samuel and wife Sarah, was born Sept. 24, 

George Sutton, son of Samuel and wife Sarah, was born Jan'y 
18, 1754. 

John Sutton, son of Samuel and wife Sarah, was born Jan*y 31, 

George Sutton, son of Samuel and wife Sarah, was born Nov. It', 

Mary Sutton, daughter of Samuel and wife Sarah, was born Ffh'v 
22, 1760. 

Samuel Sutton, son of Samuel and wife Sarah, was born Nov. 
13, 1762. 

Mary Swann, daughter of Samuel and wife Marv, was born Mch. 
5, 1726-7. 

Sarah Swann, daughter of Samuel and wife Mary, was born Sept. 
3, 1729. 

Samuel Swann, son of Samuel and wife Mary was born Dec. 8, 

Samuel Swann, son of John and wife Elizabeth, was born Dec. 
8, 1746. 

Mary Taylor, daughter of Jonathan and wife Kathren, was bora 
Aug. 19, 1718. 

Thomas Taylor, son of Jonathan and wife Kathren, was born 
Feb'y 19, 1720-1. 

James Thickpen, son of James Jr., and wife Elizabeth, was born 
Dec. 17, 1710. 

Henry Thickpen, son of James Jr., and wife Elizabeth, was born 
Dec. 23, 1712-3. 

Elizabeth Thickpen, daughter of James, Jr., and wife Elizabeth, 
was born May 3, 1715. 

Elizabeth Thomas, daughter of Francis and wife Elizabeth, was 
born Nov. 16, 1716. 

Stephen Thomas, son of Erancis and wife Elizabeth, was born 
Nov. 27, 1718. 



Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 


Sarah Tomes, daughter of Joshua and wife Rebecca, was born 
July 4, 1727. 

Susanna Tomes, daughter of Thomas and wife Sarah, was born 
Mch. 4, 1734. 

Zachariah Tomes, son of Francis and wife Rebecca, was born Apl. 
10, 1741. 

Rebecca Tomes, daughter of Francis and wife Rebecca, was born 
Sept. 26, 1743. 

Mary Tomes, daughter of Francis and wife Rebecca, was born 
Jan'y 8, 1745-6. 

Caleb Tomes, son of Francis and wife Rebecca, was born Feb'v 
3, 1747-8. 

Elizabeth Tomes, daughter of Francis and wife Rebecca, was born 
May 25, 1750. 

Rachel Townsend, daughter of William and Rachel, was born 
Feb'y 10, 1754. 

William Townsend, son of William and wife Rachel, was born 
Apl. 16, 1756. 

Bettie Townsend, daughter of William and wife Rachel, was born 
Sept. 30, 1758. 

Joseph Townsend, son of William and Rachel, was born Mch. 
28, 1761. 

Joseph Turner, son of Edward and wife Anne, was born Aug. 16, 

Anne Warren, daughter of Abraham and wife Sarah, was bora 
May 16, 1727. 

Henry Warren, son of Abraham and wife Sarah, was born Pec. 
7, 1729. 

Richard Whedbee and Sarah Durant were married Feb'y 4, 

John Whedbee, son of Richard and wife Sarah, was born Apl. 
23, 1715. 

Sarah Whedbee, daughter of Richard and wife Sarah, was bora 
Jan'y 23, 1717-8. 

George Whedbee, son of Richard and wife Sarah, was bora Jan'y 
19, 1720-1. 

Ann Whedbee, daughter of Richard and wife Sarah, was born 
Feb'y 18, 1723-4. 

Joseph Whedbee, son of Richard and wife Sarah, was born Mch. 
12, 1725-6. 

Hezekiah Whedbee, son of Richard and wife Sarah, was born 
Apl. 1, 1728. 

Mrs. .Sarah Whedbee died Apl. 4, 1728. 

Thomas "White and Ann Barnes were married May 11, 1755. 


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Births, Deaths a>t> Marriages i?t Berkeley. 

Miles White, son of Thomas and wife Ann, was born Apl. 25, 

Nathan White, son of Thomas and wife Ann, was born Nov. 12, 

Seth White, son of Thomas and wife Ann, was born Mch. 1, 1759. 

Orpha White, daughter of Thomas and wife Ann, was born Sept. 
25, 1761. 

Elizabeth White, daughter of Thomas and wife Ann, was born 
Oct. 27, 1763. 

Jonathan White, son of Thomas and wife Ann, was born Mch., 
2, 1766. 

Mariam White, daughter of Thomas and wife Ann, was born Oct. 
25, 1768. 

Ann White, wife of Thomas, died Nov. 11, 1770. 

Caleb White and Rebeckah Toms, were married Jany. 14, 1761. 

Peninah White, daughter of Caleb and wife Eebecca, was born 
Dec. 6, 1761. 

Francis White, son of Caleb and wife Rebecca, was born Feby. 
24, 1764. 

Toms White, son of Caleb and wife Rebecca, was born Mch. 2, 

Caleb White, son of Caleb and wife Rebecca, was born Oct. 30, 

Rebekah White, daughter of Caleb and wife Rebecca, was born 
Sept. 2, 1771. 

Mary White, daughter of Caleb and wife Rebecca, was born Nov. 
12, 1773. 

Christian Wigens, daughter of Thomas and wife Christian, was 
born Dec. 6, 1736. 

Timothy Williams, son of Nathaniel and wife Elizabeth, was born 
Dec. 2, 1726. 

John Williams, son of Nathaniel and wife Elizabeth, was born 
Apl. 17, 1729. 

James Williams, son of Nathaniel and wife Elizabeth, was born 
May 7, 1732. 

Sarah and Ann Williams, children of Nathaniel and wife Eliza- 
beth, was born Feby. 12, 1727-8. 

Tulle Williams, son of Tulle and wife Grace (Sanderson), was 
born Nov. 2, 1733. 

William Wood and Deborah Sutton were married May 8, 1718, 
by Dr. Urmstone, minister of the Church of England. 

Richard Wood, son of William and wife Deborah, was born Oct. 
30, 1720. 






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Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 


Sarah Wood, daughter of William and wife Deborah, was born 
Oct. 23, 1721, died Mch. 21, 1722-3. 

William Wood, son of William and wife Deborah, was born Sept. 
3, 1722-3. 

George Wood, son of William and wife Deborah, was born Sept. 
2, 1721. 

Deborah Wood, daughter of William and wife Deborah, was born 
March 25, 1725-6. 

Bebecca Wood, daughter, of William and wife Deborah, was 
born June 3, 1727. 

Elizabeth Wood, daughter of William and wife Deborah, was 
born Dec. 18, 1728. 

Deborah Wood, wife of William Wood, died Dec. 18, 1728. 

John Wyat, son of. John and wife Bachel, was born Jan'y 31, 

• Mary Wyat, daughter of John and wife Bachel, was born Feb'y 
18, 1717-18. 

Jacob Wiatt, son of Samuel and wife Elizabeth, was born Jan'y 
23, 1716-17. 

Joshua Wiatt, son of Samuel and wife Elizabeth, was born 
23, 1720. 

Elizabeth Wiatt, daughter of Samuel and Avife Elizabeth, was 
born Apl. 10, 1725. 

Joshua Wyatt and Elizabeth Scrvmshoe were married Feb'v 25, 

Sarah Wyatt, daughter of Joshua and wife Elizabeth, was born 
July 17, 1769. 

Mary Wyatt, daughter of Joshua and wife Elizabeth, was born 
Jan'y 19, 1772. 

John Wyatt, son of Joshua and wife Elizabeth, was born Nov. 25, 


Elizabeth Stepney departed this Life Mch. 3, 1694. 

John Cutlet son of Thomas departed this Life July 20, 1693. 

Martha Cutlet daughter of Thomas departed this Life Aug. 15, 

William Lawrance departed this Life Aug. 13, 1694. 

James Johnson departed this life Aug. 25, 1696, at Bichard Ad- 
kesson's house. 

Bachel Johnson wife of James died Aug. 17, 1697, at Mr. Samuel 


Births, Deaths axd Marriages in Berkeley. 

Elizabeth Tailor daughter of Jonathan & wife Elizabeth died Sept. 
28, 1694. 

Mary Cleare (wife of Timothy) died Dec. 30, 1694. 

Thomas Gough died Dec. 23, 1694. 

Hannah Nicholson wife of Joseph died Jany. 2, 1694. 

Elizabeth Lillington wife of Alexander died Mch. 29, 1695. 

John Cheson died May 13, 1695. 

Johanah Mathes, wife of George, died February 27, 1695. 

Thomas Nicholls son of Thomas & wife Elizabeth died Oct. 10, 

John Bently late of this County died Oct, 10, 1695. 

Mathe Korus late of this County died Dec. 24, 1695, at Thos. 
Nicholl's house. . v 

John Fendall late of this County died Dec. 20, 1695, at Capt. Wal- 
ter's house. 

Peter Thisel died June 4, 1696, at Benj. Laker's house. 
,. Ann Fisher wife of James died Jany. 10, 1696. 

Christopher Lacy died Jany. 23, 1695-6, at the house of Margaret 

Joseph Sutton, Sr., died Jany. 17, 1695. 

Robert Foster late of this County died Nov. 24, 1695, at house of 
Thomas Clark. 

John Perkins son of John and wife Lacy died Feby. 27, 1695-6. 

Jane Laker wife of Benjamin died Feby. 28, 1695-6. 

Ann Duren (Durant) died Jany. 22, 1694. 

Mrs. Sarah Swann wife of Major Samuel Swann died April 18, 

Elizabeth Marcy daughter of Thomas died June 17, 1696, at John 
Hopkins' house. 

Lovey Perkins, wife of John, died June 17, 1696, at Benj. Gid- 
dens' house. 

Richard Nailor died April 16, 1696, at William Plater's house. 

John Cook died Aug. 22, 1696. 

John Watts formerly of Accomack Co., in Virginia, died in North 
Carolina Nov. 17, 1696, at Caleb Calloway's house "9 O'clk at nite." 

Hannah Manwaren wife of Stephen died Dec. 29, 1696. 

Ledda wife of John Hare died Jany. 27, 1696-7. 

Sarah Chelsey, daughter of William and wife Sarah, died Jany. 
25, 1696-7. 

Sarah Austen wife of Robert, died Feby. 4, 1696-7. 

Susanna Laeey daughter of William Jr. & wife Mary died Mch. 
23, 1696-7. 

William Larance son of John & wife Hannah died August 27, 

Alexander Lillington died Sept. 11, 1697. 

Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 403 

Sarah Chew daughter of Joseph, died Sept. 26, 1697. 

George Ames died September 29, 1697. 

John Godfrey "of Littel Biver" died Oct. 29, 1697. 

Jacob Beterson died May 17, 1698. 

Marcy Calloway daughter of Caleb died June 7, 1698. 

Jonathan Tailor died Sept. 16, 1698. 

Bobert Wilson died Dec. 21, 1696, at his own house, up in the 
Narrows of Biquemons Biver. 

Ann Beterson daughter of Jacob & wife Mary died Jany. 17, 1698. 

Cattern Anderson daughter of John and wife Jane was born May 
10, 1699. 

Elizabeth Anderson daughter of John and wife Jane was born May 
10, 1699, and died May 11, 1699. 

Elizabeth Eletcher wife of Balph.died Jany. 21, 1699-1700. 

John Duren (Durant) died Jany. 19, 1699. 

George Sutton died April 7, 1700. 

Charles Bite, died July 7, 1700, at the home of Henry Norman. 

John Whedby died April 5, 1700. 

John Lawrence died Oct. 28, 1700. 

Francis Conn died May 5, 1700, at his own house. 

Deliverance Beed, wife of Andrew Beed, died Apl. 10, 1700. 

Thomas Johnson died Oct. 13, 1700. 
• Israel Snellen departed this life Nov. 2, 1700, att his own house. 

Ann Evans, daughter of Bichard and wife Elizabeth, died Jany. 
4, 1700-01. 

Elizabeth Jones, wife of Beter Jones, died Eeby. 20, 1700-01. 

Hannah Lilly, wife of Johm died Feby. 15, 1700-01. 

Francis Butson (Buxton) died Apl. 14, 1700-01, att Jno. Brick- 
love's house. 

Benjamin Laker died Apl. 21, 1701, at his house on Saselton 

John Lilly died July 17, 1701, att ye widow Whidbee's house. 

Thos. Berdy died Aug. 4, 1701, att Mr. John Hecklefield's house. 

William Willoby died Feby. 2, 1701 att James Fewox's house in 

Albert Albertson died Feby. 28, 1701, att his on house. 

Lewis Knight died Aug. 10, 1701. 

James Fisher died Sept. 22, 1702, att His one House. 

Hannah Beasley, wife of Francis, died Nov. 7, 1702. 

Alexander Jurdon died Apl. 30, 1702. 

Sarah Houghton, wife of Thomas, died Dec. 6, 1702. 

Mary Hancock, wife of Thomas of Castletons Creek, died Feby. 
25, 1702-3. 

Bebecka Warren, wife of Abram, died Feby. 26, 1702-3. 

404 Births, Deaths and Marriages iist Berkeley. 

Mr. William Boyd died July 4, 1703. 

John Hare, Sr., died July 21, 1703. 

James Oates died Oct. 6, 1703. 

Sarah Ennis, wife of Dr. Edward, died Dec. 30, 1703. 

Mary Woolard, daughter of Richard and wife Ann, died Julv 
20, 1703. 

Anne Woolard, wife of Richard, died last of Oct., 1702. 

James Eisher, son of James and wife Mary, died Aug. 12, 1703. 

Barnett Parsons, son of Samuel and wife Elizabeth, died Mch. 
22, 1703-4. 

Joshua Wells, son of Erancis and wife Elizabeth, died Mch. 5, 

Thomas Hawkins, son of John and wife Mary, died Aug. 24, 

Margery White, wife of William, died Oct. 14, 1704. 

Elizabeth Rose, wife of Richard, died June 8, 1704. 

Ezekiel Maudlin died Mch. 16, 1705-6. 

John Anderson died Aug. 20, 1705. 

Joseph Pierce died Nov. 16, 1705. 

Richard Woolard died Eeby. 4, 1706-7. 

Rebeka Harrison, daughter of Robert and wife Elizabeth, died 
May 24, 1706. 

Caleb Calloway died July 15, 1706. 

Samuel Frethington, son of Samuel and wife Mary, died Oct. 
31, 1706. 

Thomas Mercer died Nov. 21, 1706. , 

John Jackson, son of William and wife Sarah, died Jany. 6, 

John Sutton, son of Joseph and wife Bennett, died Feby. 16, 

Mary Loften died June 18, 1707. 

Samuel Swann, Esqr., died 7ber 14, 1707. 

Rachel Holloway, wife of John, died May 1, 1708. 

Bennett Sutton, daughter of Joseph, died Nov. 8, 1711. 

Christopher Sutton died Nov. 27, 1711. 

Mary King died Oct. 18, 1711. 

Mary Tomes, widow, died Nov. 15, 1717. 

Sarah Lacy died May 3, 1718. 

John Barrow, Sr., died June 10, 1718. 

James Barrow died June 18, 1718. 

John Barrow died June 19, 1718. 

John Nicholson died June 19, 1718. 

Thomas Long died Sept. 28, 1721. 

Sarah Wood died Mch. 17, 1722-3. 



ii ; ' ' 

Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 


James Hinge died Jany. 23, 1723-4. 

Joseph Sutton, Jr., died Jany 18, 1723-4. 

Edward Bounds died Nov. 15, 1723. 

Nathaniel Sutton, Sr., died Feby. 3, 1724-5. 

John Stallings died Jany. 25, 1726-7. 

Anthony Thatch died Oct. 6, 1726. 

Hrs. Jane Barrow died June 13, 1727-8. 

Joseph Nicholson, son of Sarah, died Hch. 10, 1727-8. 

Joseph Redknapp died Jany. 1, 1723. • 

Samuel Nicholson died Hch. 29, 1728. 

Hrs. Rebecca Long died Oct. 20, 1728. 

Robert Rogers died Nov. 26, 1729. 

John Hudson, merchant of Boston, New England, died Oct. 5, 

Hrs. Elizabeth Clayton died Jany. 15, 1737-8. 

-John Parris, Sr., died Jany. 24, 1738. 

Juliana Laker, daughter of Henry Hudson and wife Mary, died 
Dec, 1738. 

Hannah Nixon, daughter of Zack Nixon, Jr., died Jany. 4, 1739. 

Mary Hall, wife of Samuel, died'Heh., 1739, age 32. 

Chas. Denman died Apl. 24, 1739. 

William Hall died Apl. 29, 1739, age 72 years. 

Mary Bishop, daughter of John and wife Hannah, died May 18, 

Mary Davis died June 5, 1739. 

Nicholas Colley, son of Thos. and wife Mary, died June 22, 1739. 

Zachariah Nixon, Sr., departed this life Aug. 12, 1739. 

Joseph Skinner died Nov. 15, 1739. 

Jeremiah Skinner died Nov. 16, 1739. 

Elizabeth Pearce, daughter of John and wife Sarah, died Dec 
3, 1739. 

Samuel Palmer died Dec. 4, 1739. 

John Wiatt departed this life Dec 26, 1739. 

William Buffkin, son of Ralph and wife Mary, died Dec. 3, 1741. 

Mary Skinner, wife of James and daughter of Jno. Pearce, died 
Sept. 30, 1741. 

Charity Doe, wife of Ralph Doe, died Oct. 12, 1747. 

Sarah Skinner died Nov. 20, 1751. 

William Jones, son of William, aged 19 years, died Mch. 20, 1753. 

Elizabeth Harvey, daughter of Miles and wife Elizabeth, died 
Nov. 4, 1753. 

Mary Jones, daughter of Peter and wife Anne, died Aug. 17, 

Hary Sutton, wife of Samuel, died May 7, 1754. 

406 Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 

Elizabeth Skinner died Oct. 29, 1756. 

Henry Harvey died May 22, 1758. 

Elizabeth Harvey died July 17, 1760. 

Elizabeth Peirce died Feby. 6, 1762. 

Bichard Harvey died Apl. 2, 1762. 

Andrew Donaldson died Mch. 31, 1768. 

Ann Harvey died Sept. 5, 1768. 

Joseph Skinner died Dec. 13, 1769. 

Ann White, wife of Thomas, died Nov. 4, 1770. 

Edward Harvey, son of John and Sarah, died Apl. 28, 1771. 

Sarah Cosand, daughter of Gabriel and wife Abigail, died June 
2, 1773. 

Elizabeth Harvey, daughter of John and wife Sarah, died Sept. 
7, 1773. 

Col. Joshua Harvey, son of Thomas and wife Elizabeth, died 
. May 14.. 1775. 

Sarah Harvey, daughter of John, died Sept. 30, 1776. 

Col. Miles Harvey, son of Col. Thomas Harvey, died Dec. 12, 

James Harvey, son of John and wife Mary, died July 11, 1777, 
and was buried at Col. Blounts in Craven County. 

Benj. Perrv, 'Jr., son of Benj. and wife Susan, died Jany. 10, 
' ■ 1784. 

Benj. Perry, Sr., died Mch. 11, 1788. 

Hannah Perry, widow of Benj., Jr., died Nov., 1791. 


William Turner of Little Biver & Kathren Kinse took each other 
as man & wife at a meeting at Francis Tomes' ye 5th day of March, 

William Lury, Jr., and Mary Johnson, were married Mch. 26, 
1694, by Dep. Gov. Thomas Harvie. 

Thomas Wollenfor and Elizabeth Cannedy daughter of Patrick 
were married Aug. 15, 1694 by Thos. Harvie. 

Jeames Old and Elizabeth Evins were married Sept. 11, 1694 by 
Thomas Harvie. 

Bichard Adkeson of Virginia, and Elizabeth Stucke of Ould Eng- 
land were married Sept, 7, 1699 by Capf. Anthony Dawson. 

William Carman and Elizabeth Noys of Ould England were mar- 
ried April 3, 1694, by Thomas Harvie. 

John Bently son of Bichard .and Ann Barrow daughter of John 
and wife Sarah were married Nov. 6, 1694 by Thomas Harvie.' 

John Fendall son of Josias & wife Mary and Elizabeth Lillington 


Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 407 

daughter of Major Alexander Lillington & wife Elizabeth were mar- 
ried Apl. 3, 1694-5, by Capt. Anthony Dawson. 

Mr. William Ducking (should be Duckingfield — Ed.) and Ma- 
dame Susanna Hartly, relict of Col. Erancis, were married Nov. 28, 
1694, by Hon. Thomas Harvie. 

Francis Foster of Accomack son of William & wife Margaret and 
Mrs. Hannah Gosby, relict of John Gosby, were married Aug. 14, 
1694, by Mr. John Whidby. 

George Mathes and Elizabeth Williams, daughter of Richard and 
wife Margery, were married July 7, 1695, by Capt. Anthony Daw- 

John Blount, son of James, Late of this County, and Elizabeth 
Davis, daughter of John and Mary Davis of Henrico Co., Va., were 
married June 11th, 1695, by Capt. John Fendale. 

Jacob Faterson, son of Jacob, and Rebecca Sutton, daughter of 
"Nathaniel and wife Deborah, were married Sept. 30, 1695, by Mr. 
Joseph Sutton, Jr. 

Samuel Passons (son of Linelle and wife Mary) and Elizabeth 
Fletcher (daughter of Ralph and wife Elizabeth) were married May 
4, 1695. His father lives in Beddford, in Dorset Sheare. 

John Bas and Love Harris were married Jany. 8, 1696; both of 
JSTansemnm County & Nansemum Parish, by Maj. Samuel Swann. 

Major Alexander Lillington and Mrs. Ann Steward were married 
Mch. 19, 1695, by Major Samuel Swann. 

James Beasley (son of Robert and wife Sarah) and Mary Cropley 
(daughter of John and wife Ann) were married March 17, 1675-6, 
by Hon. Thomas Harvey. 

Joseph Smith and Hannah Hill took each other to man and wife 
at a quarterly meeting at Francis Tomes Howes Mch. 7, 1695. 

William Chelsie and Sarah Austen daughter of Robert and wife 
Sarah) were married Apl. 1, 1696, by Major Samuel .Swann. 

Benjamin Laker, Esq., and Juliana Tailor were married May 17, 
1696, by Capt, Anthony Dawson. 

David Harris and Elizabeth Elles were married Dec. 28, 1695, by 
Joseph Sutton. 

Francis Tomes (son of Francis and wife Presillo) and Margaret 
Lawrance (relict of William) were married June 8, 1696, at a meet- 
ing at ye said Lawrance's house. 

James Perisho (son of James and wife Hannah") and Mary Mor- 
gen (daughter of James and wife Jan) were married Febv. 18, 1696. 

Joseph Sutton (son of Nathaniel and wife Debro) and Parthenia 
Duren (Durant) (daughter of George and wife Ann) were married 
June IS, 1695, by Mr.' John Duren (Durant). 

Samuel Pricklove (son of Samuel & wife Rachel) and Purina Pen- 


Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 

rice (daughter of Francis and wife Elizabeth) were married March 
25, 1696, by John Durant. 

John Hare and Jane Dovated were married Apl. 8, 1697, by John 

Edward jSTorrenton and Comfort Chessen (relict of John) were 
married Apl. 8, 1697, by John Barrow, Justis. 

William Barrow (son of John and wife Sarah) and Elizabeth Cook 
(Relict of John Cook) were married June 14, 1696, by Benj. Laker. 

Jonathan Bateman (son of Jonathan and wife Margret) and Eliza- 
beth Ho How ay (daughter of Thomas and wife Elizabeth) were mar- 
ried Sept. 23, 1697, by John Godfrey. 

Samuel Heath and Jane Haddock (both of this County) were mar- 
ried Sept. 1, 1697, by John Barrow. 

William Long (son of James and wife Ales) and Sarah Johnson 
(relict of John) were married January 6, 1697-8. 

John Bird and Rebecca Peterson (Relict of Jacob) were married 
Aug. 24, 1697, by John Burnet, Minister. 

John Long (son of James and wife Ales) and Susan Ames (Belict 
of George) were married J any. 28, 1697-8, by John Barrow. 

Thomas Holmes (son of Edward & wife Elizabeth) and Mary Col- 
yer (daughter of Elizabeth Willson) were married Eeby. 6, 1695-6. 

James Coles (son of James of ISTancemum In Virginia) and Mary 
Peterson (Relict of Jacob Peterson, Sr.) were married July 16, 1698. 

William *Bartlett (son of William and wife Elizabeth) and Ann 
Duren (Durant) (daughter of George and wife Ann) were mar- 
ried Oct. 6, 1698. 

John Coles (son of James Coles of Virginia in jNTancymum Co.) 
and Elizabeth Tetterton (daughter of William and wife Margret) 
were married J any. 5, 1698-9, by John Barrow. 

John Hare (son of John and wife Sarah) and Sarah Shaddock 
were married J any. 19, 1698. 

Thomas Foddey and Elizabeth Harman (daughter of Robert & 
wife Elizabeth) were married Feby. 23, 1698-9. 

Joseph Pierce (son of John and wife Mary) and Damaris Xixon 
(daughter of Zachariah and wife Elizabeth) were married Aug. 11, 
1699, at a meeting at Little River. 

Anthony Wherry (son of Anthony & wife Johanna) and Sarah 
Harman (daughter of Robert and wife Elizabeth) were married Dec 
7, 1699. 

Ralph Fletcher, Jr., and Jean Morgan (daughter of James and 
wife Jean) were married Mch. 2, 1698-9. 

William Morgan (son of James and wife Jean) and Sarah 

* Bartlett was later Barclift. 


















Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 409 

Fletcher (daughter of Ralph and wife Elizabeth) were married Mch. 
13, 1699-1700. 

John Morgan (son of James & wife Jean) and Mary Jones (ye 
daughter of Mary Jones, ye Relict of Robert Beasley) were married 
Sept. 2, 1699. 

John Nicholson (son of Christopher and wife Hannah) and Pre- 
silla Tomes (daughter of Francis and wife Abigail) were married at 
a meeting at Francis Tomes Nov. 20, 1700. 

Isaack Willson (son of Robert and wife Ann) and Ann Parker 
(daughter of Robert & wife Hannah; born at Nattensate in Ash 
Church Parish in Gloucester Sheer) were married at a meeting at 
Francis Tomes' house Mch. 31, 1701. 

James Frugeeff (son of James and wife Em, of Ould England) 
and Martha Pool (daughter of John and wife Ame, of Ould Ingland) 
were married in Henrico Co., Va., by a Minister of ye Gospel Aug. 
10-, 1694. 

Francis Beasley (son of Robert and wife Sarah) and Hannah Sut- 
ton (daughter of Joseph and wife Deliverance) were married May 
15, 1701. 

James Fisher and Mary Richards were married according to the 
Rubrick and Liturgies of the Church of England on August 28, 1701, 
by Rev. Andrew Monro, Minister of Newport Parrish in Isle of 
Wight in Virginia as witness my hand of the day aforesaid. And. 
Monro — Cr. 

Abraham Warren and Rebecca Clapper (Relict of John) were 
married July 23, 1701. ■ 

Esau Albertson (son of Albert and wife Mary) and Sarah Sexton 
(daughter of Darby and wife Doroty) were married ye 27th day of 
Jany., 1700-1, by Rev. Richard French. 

Peter Albertson (son of Albert and wife Mary) and Ann Jones 
(daughter of Mary Beesley, widow) were married August 27, 1701, 
by Mr. Bret. 

Thomas Gray (son of John and wife Tabitha) and Sarah Beasley 
(daughter of Robert and wife Sarah) were married May 5, 1701. 

James Minge of Martin Brandon, Virginia, and Ruth Laker were 
married Oct. 16, 1701. 

James Fisher and Mary Smith (Relict of Francis) were married 
Nov. 15, 1701, by Daniel Bret, Minister. 

George Fletcher (son of Ralph and wife Elizabeth) and Susanna 
Burtonshall (daughter of Richard and wife Priscilla) were married 
Feby. 17, 1701, by Francis Foster, Justis. 

John Hockins (Hoskins) (son of Thomas and wife Frances) and 
Mary Bateman (daughter of Jonathan and wife Margret) were mar- 
ried by John Durant, Justice. 

Thomas Harvey and Margaret Fletcher (daughter of Ralph and 

410 Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley. 

wife Elizabeth) were married Jany. 27, 1701, by Maj. Swann, Esqr. 

Mrs. Foster Knight (Relict of Lewes Knight) and Edward Pois- 
son were married Mch. 2, 1701-2, by Capt. James Coles, Justice of 
ye Peace. 

William Hall and Anne Mathews were married Augt. 5, 1703. 

John Winbury and Alice Newell were married Nov. 4, 1703. 

John Grey and Elizabeth Rutter were married Jany. 10, 1703-4. 

William Stephens and Mrs. Sarah Durant (Relict of John) were 
married Jany. 1st, 1703-4. 

Thomas Mercer and Diana White were married Feby. 7, 1703-4, 
by Christopher Gale, Esqr. 

Richard Woolard and Jane Richards were married Feby. 1, 1703-4. 

John Old and Susannah were married Feby. 7, 1703-4. 

Abraham Waner and Mary were married Feb. 26, 1703-4. 

John Norcom apd Elizabeth were married Dec. 19, 1704. 

, Thomas Collins and Pricklove were married July 4, 1705. 

Thomas Snowden and Thomazin Mercer were married July 18,. 

Jeremiah Barnes and Mary Laten were married- July 24, 1705. 

Richard Melton and Orpha Laten were married July 25, 1705. 

Patrick Eggerton and Mary Fisher were married June 5, 1705. 

Capt Jeffrey es and Mrs. Joannah Taylor were married 

Aug. 9, 1705. 

Nathaniel Albertson and Abigail Nicholson took each other for 
man and wife att a meeting held att ye house of Samuel Nicholson 
ye 12 day of July, 1705. 

Richard Leary and Susan Long were married June 6, 1700. 

Stephen Scott and Hannah Nicholson were married Apl. 13, 1721.. 

Thomas Calloway and Isabel Garrott were married Mch. 20, 1728. 

John Moore and Mary Rattliffe were married Feb'y 18, 1729. 

Edward Salter and Madam Elizabeth Hardy were married June- 
10, 1731. 








Abstract of Marriage Bonds. 411 


(Originals in Clerks Office at Hertford, N. C. ) 

Haughton, Alexander and Elizabeth Smith. Nov. 12. Eichard 
Wallis (Guardian). 

*Hall, Clement and Frances Foster (daughter of Francis). July 

19. Win. Foster, John Stevenson. 
Perisho, Joseph and Deborah Wood. Aug. 5. Wm. Wood, Jr. 
**Williams, Tulle and Mrs. Elizabeth Hatch, (widow of Anthony, 
' Jr.). July 31. Edmund Hatch. 

Maudlin, Ezekiel and Ann Stafford. Sept. 2. Thos. Stafford. 

Hall, Benjamin, and Elizabeth Borclift. Chr. Collins. 
Sutton, Christopher and Sarah Jones. July 2. Josiah Hart. 
-Skinner (Genl.), William and Mrs. Sarah Corprew (nee Gale; 
granddaughter of Christopher Gale; her 1st husband was 
Thomas Corprew). May 28. 

Farlee, Samuel and Edith House (daughter of Baylis). 1 Dec. 2. 
Fickrin, Francis and Tabitha Eoe. Dec. 9. Wm. Standin, John 

Sanderson, Eichard and Miss Elizabeth Barclift. July 22. Sam'l 

Sutton, Thos. Stevenson. 
Weeks, William and Miss Susanna Keaton (daughter of Benjamin). 

June 28. Jno. Harvey. 
Wilkins, John and Judath Copeland. Mch. 17. John Cleland. 

Leary, Eichard and Mrs. Sarah Long. Nov. 15. Thos. Williams, 

Levi Trueblood. 
Norment, Stokes and Miss Elizabeth Stokes. Aug. 23. Jno. Steven 


* Clement Hall was au Attorney -at-Law in 1742, he went to England where he 
received orders in the Church of England, returned to Hertiord and became the 
Rector of St. Paul's Parish, Edenton. which position he held until his death in 
1758, and was succeeded by Rev. Daniel Earle. 

** Tulle Williams was the son of William Williams and wife Mary Tulle, they 
came to North Carolina from Calvert county, Md., about the year 1700. William 
Williams died in Currituck in 1725-6. 

412 Abstract of Marriage Bonds. 

Stevenson, Thomas and Miss Mary Barclift. Apl. 21. Stokes tor- 


James, Richard and Miss Elizabeth Lay den. July 11. Francis 

Riddick, Henry and Miss Mary Sumner. May 14. Miles Harvey. 


Ashley, William and Miss Hannah Penrice. Apl. 19. Edward and 
Francis Penrice. 

Hendricks, Thomas and Miss Elizabeth Turner. May 2. Edward 

Hassell, Isaac and Miss Tamer Mullen (daughter of Abraham). 
Oct. 3. Abraham Mullen. 

Lowry, John and Mrs. Elizabeth Stevenson (widow of John). Oct. 2. 

Riddick, Abraham and Ann Thach (daughter of John). Apl. 12. 
Benj. Scarbrough. 

Sandin, Samuel and Miss Ann Garres. Feby. 17. Wm. Standin. 

Stevenson, John and Mrs. Ann Barclift. Oct. 16. Geo. Barclift. 

Webb, Zachariah and Mrs. Mary Wallis. Feb. 6. ' Zach. Webb, Jr. 

Bateman, William and Miss Hannah Mullen. Sept. 12. Jos. Barclift. 
Saunders, Isaac and Mrs. Mary Collins. Feb'y 1. John Harvey. 
Ward, Thomas and Mrs. Mary Mullen. Jany. 5. 

Ashlev, William and Elizabeth Nicholls. March 25. 
Bateman, William and Miss Bettie Mullen. Sept. 26. Abraham 

Budgate, Daniel and Penelope Meades. June 4. Tulle Williams. 
Marcum, Charles and Miss Elizabeth Lowry. June 3. John Lowry. 
Roberts, John and Mrs. Tompkin Leyden. May 14. Jos. Perisho. 
Stokes, John and Mrs. Sarah Maudlin. June 4. Tulle Williams. 

Caruthers, Jeremiah and Mrs. Tamer Hassell. Dec. 8. John Hall, 

Rich'd Whedbee. 
Mathias, Josiah and Sarah Sutton. Aug. 4. 
Orendall, Job and Rachel Turner (daughter Rebecca). July 6. 

Fras. Penrice. 
Reed, William and Miss Penelope Williams (daughter of Tulle and 

wife Mrs. Elizabeth Hatch, widow of Anthony Hatch, Jr.). 

Sept. 9. 
Skinner, John and Mrs. Jane Riggs. March 31. 
Skinner, Samuel and Sarah Pettitt. Dec. 7. Henry Hall. 
Wiley, Stephen and Mary Fleming. June 12. Andrew Collins. 


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Abstract of Marriage Bonds. 413 


Jones, Robert and Mary Thatch. June 2. Jas. Donaldson. 

Johnston, William and Miss Mary Snowden. Feby. 29. 

Lesley, Leonard and Miriam Moor. ISTov. 27. Miles Harvey. 

Smith, Michael and Miss Mary Gray. Feby. 7. 

Sutton, Benjamin and Miss Sarah Whedbee. Apl. Richard and 
John Whedbee. 

Turner, Joseph and Miss Mary Hawkins. Oct. 23. Demsey Tur- 

Turner, Demsey and Llartwell Pearce. Oct. 23. Jos. Turner. 

Skinner, John and Mrs. Dorothy Phelps. Apl. 4. 

Wright, Benjamin and Miss Ann Townsend. Dec. 7. Miles Harvey. 
, Whedbee, Richard and Jane Swann. Sept. 27. 

Clark, John and Sarah Henby. Dec. 2. Jos. Sutton, Isaiah Green- 
Harrell, Samuel and Mary Willson. May 6. Thos. Streater. 
Hall, John and Mrs. Dowdy Barrow. Jan. 3. Wm. Harris, Wm. Bush. 
Hill, Micajah and Miss Ruth Perry. May 12. Sam'l Bagley. 

Miller, Andrew and Elizabeth Blount. Feb'y . Chas. Blount 

Nichols, Thomas and Mrs. Deborah Perisho. Dec. 21. John Hall. 
Richards, William and Huldah Moore. Oct. 24. Jno. Taylor. 
Taylor, John and Rachel Bond. Sept. 19. 
Williams, Francis and Mercy Stepney. Feb'y 26. Thos. Williams. 


Hendricks, Eldred and Sarah Morgan. June 8. Jeb Hendricks. 

Howcott, James and Miss Sarah Standin. May 12. Wm. Standin, 

Jerinett, Abraham and Miss Rosanna Mathias. May 12. Jas. Howcott . 

Penrice, Francis and Mrs. Elinth Ashley. Feby. 6. Sam'l Jennett 

Robins, William and Elizabeth Perisho. Sept. 29. Geo. Whedbee. 

Sibbiston, William and Margaret Viller. Oct. 16. John Skinner. 

Skinner, Samuel and Sarah Halsey. April 16. 

Standin, William and Miss Elizabeth Perry. Feby. 4. Sam'l and 

Edward Standin. 
Stone, Moses and Mrs. Ann Woodley. Aug. 31. Wm. Stone. 
Walton, George and Miss Sarah Earles. Dec. 22. Rrch'd Hodges. 
Whedbee, George and Mrs. Sarah Sutton. Sept, 19. 

1765. / 

Armstrong, Solomon and Miss Margaret Donaldson. Feby. 19. P. 

E. Donaldson. 
Bateman, Benjamin and Miss Mary Coleson. Feby. 21. Thos. 

Fleming, James and Miss Rachel Wood. Jany. 7. Andrew Collins. 



Abstract of Marriage Bonds. 

Holler, Hance and Sarah. Docton (widow of Jacob). Nov. 30. Jos. 

Miller, Andrew and Elizabeth Blount. . 

Saunders, Benjamin and Mrs. Mary Barber. Nov. 4. Chas. Moore. 


Bentley, Amos and Mrs. Zilpha Simpson. May 3. Wm. Bentley. 

Boush, James and Miss Hester Thach. Oct, 14. Jas. Macartney. 

Elligood, Mathias and Margaret Swann. March 3. 

Harvey, Thomas and Mary Blount. Apl. 28. John and Miles Harvey. 

Haughton, Jonathan and Miss Deborah Pratt. Jan. 11. Thos. Burkett. 

Jackson, John and Rebecca Ward. Apl. 7. Thos. Bagley. 

Johnston, Joshua and Miss Ann Harris. Mch. 11. Peleg Lawton, 
Jas. Boush. 

Spruell, Samuel and Miss Martha Wallace. Apl. 10. Jas. Sutton. 


Arrenton, Richard and Susannah Harmon. Mch. 3. Wm. Ar- 

Boush, William W. and Anne Jones. June 2. Wm. Newbold. 

Collins, Andrew and Miss Ann Hall. May 1. Chrisr. Collins. 

Delano, Ichabod and Miss Sarah Moore. June 9. Lawrence Leslie. 

Doe, Jeremiah and Mrs. Mary Jones. Oct. 12. Sam'l Standin. 

Jackson, John and Mrs. Ann Bateman. July 15. Chrisr. Tow. 

McConnell, James and Miss Martha Williams. Mch. 16. Jas. Don- 

Williams, Hollowell and Mary Elizabeth Stevenson. Nov. Tulle 
Williams. i 


Clayton, Richard and Miss Sarah Sutton. Jan. 13. Thos. Harvey. 

Thompson, Henry and Miss Ann Hith (Heath). Apl. 5. Jere- 
miah Haughton. 

Williams, Anthony and Miss Hannah Nixon. Eeby. 2. Fred'k 


Harvey, John and Sarah Blount. Feb'y 16. 

Hardin, Henry and Miss Martha Tulle. Oct, 2. Christopher Collins. 

Haughton, William and Miss Mary Taylor. Apl. 3. Geo. Whedbee. 

Roe, Robert and Miss Mary Collins. June 13. Jas. Donaldson. 

Stoakes, William and Miss Mary Clayton. May 24. John Stoakes. 

Wells, Joseph and Edith Taylor. Eeb. 6. Geo. Whedbee, Peleg 


Palmer, Robert and Miss Sarah Heath. Jan. 31. Thos. Relfe, Henry 

Ripley, Spencer and Miss Mary Reed (daughter of Joseph). July 27. 
Charles Blount, Thos. Harvey. 


Abstract of Marriage Bonds. 


5. Rich'd Skinner. 
11. Peles: Lawton. 

Simons, Argyle and Miss Hannah Skinner. Mch. 
Skinner, Richard and Miss Rachel Perry. Dec. 

Brinkley, John and Miss Hannah Sitterson. June 14. Joshua Long. 
Humphreys, William and Miss Rhoda Barclift. Jany. 9. John Reed. 
Even, John and Maria Foi-bush. June 9. 
Lawton, Peleg and Elizabeth Hall. Mch. 21. 

Pratt, Richard and Mrs. Mary Barclift, Nov. 17. Win. Stepney. 

Beasley, James and Miss Ann Taylor. Oct, 19. James Skinner. 
Benbury, Edward and Miss Elizabeth Long:. William Long. 

Novr. 24. 
. Charles Moore, Wm. 

Mch. 24. John Bratten. 
Joseph Elliott. 

Whiteman, Matthew and Miss Mary Liles. 
Wyatt, John and Miss Ann Knox. Apl. 


Bratten, Nathaniel and Miss Sarah Ming. 
Bullock, John and Sarah Mayo. Aug. 27. 
Clemons, William and Miss Abigail Lippincott, Nov. 25. John Hall. 
Hasket, Silas and Miss Ruth Munden. July 26. Miles Modlin, 

Wm. Woodley. 
Modlin, Miles and Tanner Lowe. May 14. Jos. Relfe, Wm. Woodly. 
'Norcom, Ered'k and Mary Stevenson (widow). Jany. 16. Richd. 

Whedbee, Miles Harvey. 
Saunders, John and Mrs. Marv Jennett. June 11. Thos. Hosea. 

' 1775. I, 

Barber, William and Mary Nixon. Dec. 26. Thos. Hosea. 
DeCrow, Robert, and Mrs. Sarah Delano. Jany. 29. Amasa Delano. 
Hall, John and Mrs. Judath Wilkins. Jany. 2. Ed. Hall. 
Delano, Amasa and Miss Ann Newby. Jany. 29. Fred'k Norcom. 
Hosea, Thomas and Mary Nixon. Dec. 23. 
Larman, John and Margaret Husston. June 19. 
Scott, Sovereign and Miss Elizabeth Bunch. Oct. 23. Nazareth Bunch. 
Whedbee, Richard and Mrs. Mary Stevenson. Jany. 16. 
Wyatt, John and Ann Knox. April 8. 

None so far found. 

Chappell, Jesse and Miss Mary Rogerson. Dec. 20. Thomas Bagley. 
Conner, Demsey and Miss Anne Blount. May 1. Thomas Harvey. 
Eason, Seth and Miss Amelia. Wright Riddick. Jan. 7. Wm. Walton, 

Hugh Griffin. 
Lay den, Isaac and Elizabeth Hosea. Deo. 26. Sam'l Barclift. 
Newbold, William, Jr., and Miss Dorothy Phelps. July 8. Benj. 



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416 Abstract of Marriage Bonds. 

Perry, Jesse and Miss Elizabeth Lindner. Dec. 12. Thos Hosea. 

Sutton, George and Sarah Barclift. Dec. 27. Richard Williams. 

Wyatt, John and Miss Pathenia Stevenson. Aug. 7. Benj. Phelps. 


Arps, Valentine and Sarah Buckler. May 19. Wm. Newbold, Jr. 

Arrington, Ezekiel and Miss Margaret Newby. Mch. 9. Wm. Ar- 

Baker, Benjamin and Miss Elizabeth Harvey. Feby. 15. Thomas 

Barber, William and Abigail Arps. Aug. 10. Wm. Newbold, Jr. ''• 

Blount, John Gray and Miss Mary Harvey. Sept. 17. T. Harvey. ' 

Carter, Benjamin and Miss Sibbey Chocke. June 24. Nathan Pierce. ' 

Creecy, Thomas and Miss Sarah Arrington. Mch. 3. W. Creecy. 

Fanning, John and Miss Bathsheba Layden. June 11. Jno. Stafford. 

Hollowell, William and Miss Mary Perry. July 6. John Hollowell. 
.Lamar, John and Miss Margaret Hufton. June 19. Frances Perry. 

Lacy, Joseph and Miss Miriam Bogue. Mch. 5. Robert Bogue. 

Lee, John and Miss Zilpha Stallings. July 4. John Hudson. 

Long, Simeon and Miss Grizelle Newbold. Dec. 14. Jas. Skinner. * 

Newby, Frank and Miss Rachel Sutton. Jany. 13. Wm. Hancock. 

Overman, Jacob and Miss Elizabeth Harris. Dec. 31. Wm. Hollowell. 

Riddick, John and Miss Rachel Eason. June 17. Jas. Norfleet. 


Barrow, John and Miss Sarah Standin. Dec. 24. Jos. Perry. 

Briggs, Elias and Miss Miriam Turner. Aug. 14. Isaac Layden. 

Bunch, Nazareth and Miss Penelope McShehy. Septal. Jno. Simp- 

Coppage, William and Elizabeth Hufton. Sept. 4. W. Skinner. 

Harvey, Benjamin, Jr., and Miss Kezia Mallory. May 3. T. Harvey. 

Hosea, Joseph and Miss Mary Johnston. July 15. Isaac Layden. 

Hosea, William and Nancy Godfrey. April 13. Thomas Hosea. 

Hurdle, Joseph and Miss Christian Riddick. Dec. 7. Thomas Hurdle. 

Lewis, Richard and Miss Anne Sutton. July 24. W. Skinner. 

Lilly, John and Miss Elizabeth Davis. Jany. 25. Hezekiah Rogerson. 

Stone, Isaac and Rebecca Garrett Nov. 29. James Stevenson. 

Sutton, Ashbury and Miss Nancy Reed (daughter of William and 
wife Penelope). Sept. 11. George Sutton. 


Bell, Samuel and Miss Hannah Maudlin. Aug. 10. Gosby Toms. 

Elliott, Abel and Miss Elizabeth Guy. June 6. Jos. Sitterson. 

Elliott, Demsey and Miss Rachel Smith. Feby. 17. Richard Goodwin. 

Creecy, Eliazer and Miss Elizabeth Mathias. Apl. 7. Jos. Creecy. 

Layden, Francis and Miss Elizabeth Godfrey. May 19. Caleb Burn- 




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Pierce, Nathan and Miss Kezia Carter. Aug. 19. Benj. B. Carter. 
Pierce, Joseph and Miss Elizabeth Barrow. Oct, 18. Joshua Ratliff. 
Perry, Eeuben and Miss Elizabeth Pearson. Jan. 18. Jas. Wilson. 
Stone, John and Miss Mary Garrett. Feby. 24. Moses Stone. 
Williams, Richard and Miss Mary Mullen. Aug. 12. W. Skinner. 
White, Charles and Miss Mary Jones. ISTov. 21. James Wilson. 
Wright, Samuel and Miss Mourning McDaniel. Aug. 24. Thos. 

Branch, Job and Miss Rachel Bratton. Apl. 10. W. Creecy. 
Chew, Malichi and Miss Ann Branch. Jany. 28. Issachar Branch. 
Deal, John and Miss Mary Proctor. Apl. 10. Thomas Sitterson. 
Howett, Abram and Miss Elizabeth Sanderson. Feby. 26. Geo. Sutton. 
Holloway Thomas and Miss Elizabeth Trumbull. July 24. Sam'l 

Turner, Demsey and Miss Sarah Mullen. Apl. 9. W. Skinner. 

Bunch, Julius and Miss Johanna Stacey. Nov. 27. Solomon Bunch. 
Goodwin, Lewis and Sarah Proctor. July 2. John Deal. 
Hall, Edward, Jr., and Miss Elizabeth Moore. July 13. T. Harvey. 
Hines, William and Ann Collins. Aug. 7. Wm. Standin. * 
Lane, Moses and Miss Mourning Boyce. Nov. 25. Reuben Perry. 
Ming, John and Miss Elizabeth Gregory. May 8. Issachar Branch. 
Salter, Peter and Miss Hannah Rogerson. May 17. John Rogerson. 
Thach, Joseph and Miss Hannah McMullen. Aug. 21. Joshua Long. 

Bateman, Thomas and Miss Elizabeth Raper. Dec. 29. Wm. Stafford. 
Boswell, William and JMiss Sarah Roberts. Dec. 3. Solomon Roberts. 
Butler, Willis and Miss Margaret McNider. Oct. 2. Chas. Wilder. 
Clayton, John and Miss Sarah Clayton. June 1. Wilson Weekes. 
Cale, Joseph and Miss Usley Elliott. Feby. 13. Richard Arrenton. 
Davis, John and Miss Elizabeth Hollowell. Aug. 26. Joseph Barclift. 
Forehand, Benjamin and Martha Halsey. July 27. Cornelius Moore. 
Linton, Lazarus and Martha Sutton. Mch. 31. Thomas Sutton. 
Long, Nathan and Miss Sarah Coleson. Feb. 21. Wm. Stepney. 
Moss, Richardson and Miss Sarah Turner. Sept. 27. John Turner. 
Mullen, Richard and Miss Ann Deal. June 3. Wm. Mullen. 
Perry, Amos and Miss Elizabeth Perry. Feb. 10. Thos. Goodwin,. 

Miles Perry. 
Simpson, John and Miss Miriam Skinner. Dec. 1. Richard Skinner. 
Sutton, Francis and Deborah McConnell. Sept. 6. John Harman. 
Stanton, John and Miss Mary Wingate. Oct. 24. Jos. Hosea. 

Bailey, Joseph and Miss Winafred Dameron. July 26. Benj. Wood. 


Abstract of Marriage Bonds. 

Briggs, Charles and Miss Bankkorn. Oct. 7. Jokn Boberts. 
Bryan, Allen and Miss Sarak Arps. Jany. 31. jSTath'l Ray. 
Creecy, Lemuel and Miss Benelope Creeey. Mck. 27. Jokn Skinner. 
Hodges, Ckristopker and Miss Ann Ckew. June 28. Job Branck. 
Holmes, Bobert and Miss Mary Sitterson. June 9. Joskua Bagley. 
Pierce, Josepk and Miss Zebrak Small. Aug. 16. JSTatkan Pierce. 
Pierce, Abner and Miss Mary Boberts. June 17. Jokn Barrow. 
Baper, Henry and Miss Sarak Brown. Oct. 2. Wm, Stafford. 
Reed, Benjamin and Miss Mary Barclift. Oct. 29. Wm. Reed. 
Stanton, Thomas and Miss Elizabeth Berry. Aug. 28. Josepk Hosea. 
Small, William and Elizabetk Bartie. Mck. 11. Jos. Pierce. 
Stevenson, Tkomas and Miss Sarak Beed (daugkter of William and 

wife Penelope). Peby. 19. Bickard Wkedbee. 
Stone, Jokn and Miss Miriam JSTewby. Mck. 11. Cornelius Stone. 
Sutton, Samuel and Miss Elizabetk Barclift. Dec. 3. Wm. Wkedbee. 
• Wkite, James and Miss Backel Joknston. Apl. 14. W. Newbold. 

Godwin, Xatkan and Ann Arrenton. Oct. 1. Caleb Goodwin. 
Morgan, Setk and Sarak Lindner. May 18. Mrs. Hollowell. 
Overton, Elijak and Ann Forehand. Sept. 23. Bobt. Deel. 
Perisho, Josepk and Ann Sanders. Oct. 15. Benj. Sanders. 

Perry, Israel and Miriam Hollowell